Maliban clinches Sri Lanka National Quality Award | Daily News

Maliban clinches Sri Lanka National Quality Award

Maliban Biscuit Manufactories Limited received the Sri Lanka National Quality Award (NQA) in the large scale-manufacturing category from the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI).

This is the third time and is the first company in the food manufacturing industry to be recognised with such a prestigious award.

As Sri Lanka's premier biscuit manufacturer, Maliban Biscuit Manufactories Limited first won the award in 1996 and again in 2010, which has demonstrated the company's consistency and commitment to quality.

The NQA is an annual award to recognise Sri Lankan companies for performance excellence. First implemented in 1995, award winners are selected on the criteria used in the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards (MBNQA) of the USA. A prominent and distinguished panel of judges headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka or Court of Appeal execute a careful selection process to choose organisations in the manufacturing, service and healthcare sectors, belonging to large, medium and small scale industries. As one of the few food businesses that have the ISO 22000 certification relating to food safety management systems, Maliban was the first biscuit manufacturer that was awarded the Super Brand status.

As a testament to the trust and confidence placed on brand Maliban, the company was bestowed with more honours in 2010/2011 including the Taiki Akimoto 5S Merit Award, the ITQI Super Taste Award by the International Taste and Quality Institute of Brussels for Cream Cracker, Gold Marie and Chocolate Cream biscuits, the CNCI Achievers (Bronze) Award, the NCE Export (Silver) Award, the National Cleaner Production (Silver) Award and the Geo Responsibility Gold Award. The recognition will also help the company to respond more effectively to customer requirements and in the strategic planning process. 


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