Brandix Group CEO Ashroff Omar (centre) and Ranga Ranmadugala, CEO of Brandix Essentials & Brandix Apparel India, receive the Sri Lankan Exporter of the Year awards from President Maithripala Sirisena

Brandix Group CEO Ashroff Omar (centre) and Ranga Ranmadugala, CEO of Brandix Essentials & Brandix Apparel India, receive the Sri Lankan Exporter of the Year awards from President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka's Brandix Group has been named the country's top exporter for two years in a row, securing a total of 11 awards at the recent Presidential Export Awards.

One of the world's largest apparel companies, the firm won Exporter of the Year awards for 2014 and 2015 at the event conducted by the Export Development Board (EDB).

The awards presented by President Maithripala Sirisena, also recognised the contribution of Brandix to the national economy as the highest net foreign exchange earner in 2014 and 2015; the highest foreign exchange earner in the apparel sector in those two years; the highest employment provider in the export industry in 2014 and 2015 and the highest value added exporter in the apparel sector last year.

The group also won the award for excellence in sustainable development and the award for highest contributor from the regions to the export supply chain, both for 2014.

The two exporter of the year awards presented to the group this year confirm Brandix as Sri Lanka's top exporter across all industries for the past four years. In all, the group has won 25 awards to date at the Presidential Export Awards.

"As a premier provider of inspired solutions to global apparel brands, we continue to focus on building value as we grow in size and capability," Brandix CEO Ashroff Omar said. "While these awards reaffirm that we are on the right path, it is with due humility that we accept them for our contribution to Sri Lanka's export earnings."

As one of the largest apparel suppliers to top retail brands in the US and Europe, Brandix has competencies in product development, manufacturing and marketing, as well as R&D, washing, dyeing, finishing, and quality control services. Its operations include over 47,000 workers across 42 manufacturing locations in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh.

The group is also committed to eco-friendly manufacture and environmental best practice, with seven of its factories in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh awarded Eco Factory status by retailer Marks & Spencer.

Earlier this year Brandix Textiles, one of Sri Lanka's largest fabric manufacturers, became the first Cotton USA licensee in Sri Lanka.

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