Haycarb’s annual get-together ‘Suhada Hamuwa’ took place on 22nd September at Avenra Gangaara in Wennappuwa. This year’s event saw over 1200 attendees, which included Haycarb employees and their families from Madampe, Badalgama and Recogen Factories, Wewelduwa Transit Stores, Puritas, and, Haycarb Head Office.
Mr. Mohan Pandithage - Chairman & Chief Executive Hayleys PLC and Chairman Haycarb PLC, graced the occasion as the chief guest, whilst several invitees from Hayleys Group also participated the event. Mr. Mohan Pandithage took the lead in lighting the traditional oil lamp in commencing the event. Mr. Rajitha Kariyawasan, Managing Director of Haycarb PLC extended a warm welcome to the gathering with a brief speech.
Nine employees of the group were felicitated with Long Service Awards in appreciation of their service to the company during the event. Long service award is a special recognition awarded to those who completed 15 years or 25 years of service at the company.
This years’ event also saw the final competition and award ceremony of ‘Haycarb Super Star’ – a singing competition organized for employees. 5 finalists of the competition sang and entertained the gathering competing for the title, which was won by Mr. Sanjaya Senevirathne employed at Recogen.
It was a fun-filled evening for the employees and their families. Kiddie bouncers were available for the children along with gifts and snack packs to enjoy. The event included a spot competition, and a raffle draw. A gala buffet was arranged for the attendees and the band ‘Sunshine’ provided the music to dance the night away. It was a memorable night for all at Haycarb.
The Sri Lankan multinational Haycarb PLC reported revenue of USD 27.36 Mn and profit before tax of USD 1.16 Mn for the first quarter of 2018/19. The profit after tax stood at USD 1.01 Mn.
Haycarb PLC Managing Director Mr. Rajitha Kariyawasan said that while the company’s initiatives to extend its market reach and the value added portfolio contributed to the noteworthy growth in turnover, the continuing shortages and escalation of charcoal cost in Sri Lanka and India negatively impacted the profitability at both the company and group levels.
He further said, “Even though coconut crop and charcoal supply chain dynamics stabilised in Indonesia, shortages in coconut shell based charcoal supplies are expected to continue in Sri Lanka, India and Thailand in the short term. In this backdrop the company is continuing to focus on the procurement strategy that emphasizes on retention of existing suppliers, broad basing the supply network and supporting low-cost environmental friendly charcoaling methods. Given the formidable supply chain challenges, Haycarb has demonstrated its sourcing capabilities, to continue deliveries to its valued customers without disruption.”
On a separate note, Mr. Kariyawasan said that the growth in the environmental engineering arm Puritas (Pvt.) Ltd. is expected to contribute positively to the profitability of the Group supported by the expected growth in water and waste water treatment projects in Sri Lanka and in the Region.
Haycarb PLC proudly announces that our carbons have now been accredited with three major food certifications in the world. Our valued customers requiring activated carbon for their medical, pharmaceutical as well as food and beverage applications can now purchase Haycarb food grade activated carbon to be used in their products with following certifications:
GMP certification is awarded to our Medicine and Pharmaceutical range of carbons manufactured as Food Grade activated carbon.
Our carbons with RMP code manufactured especially for Food and Beverage related applications are certified under HACCP and ISO22000 under Food Additive category.
The qualified food safety team of Haycarb PLC has been working rigorously dedicated to establishing production and quality management procedures and protocols internally to implement Food Management production standards. Ensuring product hygiene, eliminating contamination risks, maintaining product quality, improving work environment and the training of employees has been conducted under the direction and facilitation of Mr. Rajitha Kariyawasan, Managing Director of Haycarb PLC.
The awarding ceremony of above certifications was held at the head office of Haycarb PLC at 400, Deans Road Colombo -10, Sri Lanka on 26th March 2018.
Mr. Chamika Wimalasiri- Business Manager, Certification & Business Enhancement at SGS- Sri Lanka awarded the certificated to Mr. M S P Udaya Kumara, Director-Technical and R&D, Mr. Brahman Balaratnarajah, Director - Manufacturing & Engineering and Mr. Ali Asgar Munaver – Director -Business Development respectively.
Haycarb PLC is committed to ensuring the consistent product quality to meet the new accredited standards with the use of advanced manufacturing technology, specialized manufacturing processes and hygienic conditions of food grade carbon as food additives.
Mr. Chamika Wimalasiri of SGS presenting Mr. Udaya Kumara, Director R&D - Haycarb PLC the ISO 22000 certification
Mr. Chamika Wimalasiri of SGS presenting Mr. Bremen Balaratnarajah, Director Engineering- Haycarb PLC the HCPP certification
Mr. Chamika Wimalasiri, of SGS presenting Mr. Ali Munaver, Director Business Development – Haycarb PLC, the GMP certification
Haycarb Food Safety Team with the SGS official at the award ceremony
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