KCL has been presented with many awards for its excellent performance in terms of quality, productivity and best practices. These includes following awards:
The company received the Industrial Excellence Gold Award three years (1996, 1997 and 1998) in succession, which qualified them for an acclaimed Crystal Award.
Awarding Body – Ceylon National Chamber of Industries
Achiever of Industrial Excellence Awards conducted by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) with the objective of promoting industrial growth in the country by recognizing those entrepreneurs who have excelled in the industry.
Evaluation is made taking into account a number of criteria encompassing turnover growth, value addition, productivity, responsibility towards employees, growth and future, research and development, quality assurance, environmental responsibility, health and safety, and social responsibility.
Gold Award for overall for Best 5S | Implementer in manufacturing sector in 2007 | First Runner Up – 2006
The Taiki Akimoto 5′-S’- competition organized by the Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA) is awarded for the best implementation of 5′S’ concepts and best practices.
The 5′-S’-s comprise of Seiri, which requires a clutter free environment in the working premises-; Seiton, elimination of time wasted by strict organization that allows efficient locating of required items-; Seiso, the overall cleanliness of the organization-; Seiketsu, standardization of the above mentioned concepts-; and Shitsuke, proper training and development of the 5′S concepts to assure sustainability. The award also evaluates the leadership of the CEO and management, the productivity, quality, cost, and efficient delivery of the products, as well as the safety and morale of the employees.
Award Winner 2006 | Merit Certificate – 2005
This is a contest conducted by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution. The criteria of evaluation in this competition is more or less equivalent to the internationally famous Malcolm Boldrige Award.
Summary of the judging criteria for the quality award are leadership of the top management, governance and social responsibility, strategic planning and development, customer and market focus, measurements, analysis and knowledge management, human resource focus, process management and business results.
Second Runner Up 2006 | Second Runner Up 2007
The national business excellence award is conducted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) with a view to recognizing the business enterprises, which have demonstrated excellence in business whilst contributing to the economic progress of the country.
The objectives of the competition are to recognize and reward contributions made by business enterprises to the economic progress of the country (realized growth) that have created capacity for economic growth and employment generation (future growth), to recognize enterprises that have built sustainable market competitiveness (sustainable growth), to recognize enterprises that have institutionalized best practices and business excellence, and to recognize the entrepreneurs who have demonstrated their capacity to invest.
3rd Place in Island wide in Productivity Award 2005 | 3rd place in Provincial Productivity Award 2005
The National Productivity Secretariat (NPS), which is established under the Ministry of Labour Relations and Foreign Employment, conducts the competition for manufacturing, services, public, and schools sectors.
The primary objectives of the competition are to improve productivity at all levels. It is generally recognized that productive enterprise in the country will result in a productive nation.
The awards evaluate criteria such as the leadership of the top management in the organization-; how the managers-; develop and motivate people to support the organization’s policies, strategies, and processes-; how the organization formulates a productivity improvement strategy, and an action plan, measurement structure, and ratios used regularly to measure overall productivity, etc.
Among the Selected Top Five – 2006 | Among the Selected Top Five – 2005
The popular brand excellence awards organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing with a view to recognizing the performance of brands and Brand champions at national level.
The objectives of the event are to reward the outstanding efforts of the best-performing brands in the country while raising the local brands to global standards of excellence, to encourage best practices in branding, to enhance the image of marketing in the country, and to enhance the image of SLIM in the region.
Awarding Body – Department of Labour and Employees Trust Fund Board
In year 2010 Kelani awarded National Safety Awards 2010 in Manufacturing and Processing Sector.
The objectives of the awards to ensure the occupational safety and health (OSH) best practices are well maintained in the organization and its work force. National safety awards are organized by the Department of Labour in collaboration with Employees Trust Fund Board.
Awarding body – Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity Following awards were received at the quality circle competition.