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Arpico total water solutions Awarded for Excellence at Construction Expo 2012 :
November 12, 2012, Colombo; Arpico premier total water solutions such as Arpico plastishells water tanks, Arpico PVC pipes and fittings and Arpico Arpitech water pumps led to the award of the night at the Construction Expo 2012 exhibition held recently at BMICH. The award ceremony of the Construction Expo 2012 was held at Galadari Hotel with the participation of leading institutes and conglomerates that are a part of construction and related industries.
Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal graced the occasion as the chief guest of the event and Arpico won the most prestigious award of the night "The Best Stall of the Exhibition".
The most attractive stall of the Construction Expo 2012 was designed with a variety of products manufactured by Arpico namely Water tanks, Arpitec Water pumps, Arpico PVC pipes and fittings, Arpico Mattress, Rigiform, CFL bulbs, Ceiling fans, rubber and plastic products and Arpico Furniture.
Mr. Derrick Perera, Marketing Manager of Local Manufacturing and Distribution Sector expressing his views said; "we consider this as another jewel to our crown because we managed to out do some of the leading companies in the industry to get this award. It was notice that most of the visitors who came to the exhibition visited our stall because of its innovative products and uniqueness. Arpico is a leading conglomerate who always believes in new inventions and offer value for money to our customers. Each and every product of Arpico offer quality at affordable price and we exhibited some of the best products Sri Lankan consumers can buy like; the most energy efficient water pump in the market – variety of Arpico hygienic water tanks, CFL Bulb range – again an innovative air purification CFL bulb range, Arpico Green Gas unit which can be used to produce bio gas and liquid compost and mattresses and a Furniture range. The prestigious award and the recorded number of visitors to the stall re-certify the trust the Arpico brand has received from the customers throughout its 80 year history"
20 years ago Arpico introduced the first ever plastic water tank which is awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for its unique manufacturing process. Arpico Triple Layer tanks, Arpico Sump Tanks, Aqua Tough Tanks, Arpico Septic tanks, Arpico Garbage bins and Arpico Compost bins are some of the novel products manufactured using quality plastic raw materials sourced from international suppliers. Arpico is a leading provider to a complete water distribution solution with Arpico water tanks, Arpico PVC pipes and fittings, Arpitec water pumps, Rubber and PVC Horse.
Arpitec water pumps are available in 32 models built using lead free non-corrosive material, which will not add any substance to the water during the process and deliver pure water for domestic, industrial and agricultural sectors. Arpitec Door Step service is another innovation by Arpico to service the customer within the shortest period of time to ensure uninterrupted water supply.
Arpico foam mattresses been the market leader is the first mattress to receive ISO and SLS quality certification for its unique manufacturing process and product quality respectively. These mattresses are available in many types and sizes and are perceived as the most comfortable mattress by the consumers.
Arpico also introduced a "furniture range" at an exclusive chain store that is dedicated to furniture and furnisher. The latest stores are located in Colombo and other leading townships bringing quality and convenience to there own homes and offices.
Richard Pieris and Company PLC embraces a rich heritage of over 80 years is one of the largest and most successful diversified business conglomerates based in Sri Lanka. Being one of the oldest is also one of the largest employment providers with an employee base of over 30,000 in the private sector. The company is a pioneer in retail, plantation, tyre, plastics and also in insurance, stock brokering, and the construction industries. Richard Pieris & Company Limited is an unrivaled Sri Lankan institution, loved and trusted by all. Spanning across the nation, it has been able to reach city dwellers and rural folks alike. Arpico, the primary brand name, has become an exclusive name recognized and respected, especially by being readily available around the island.
Mr. Derrick Perera – Marketing Manager of Richard Pieris & Company PLC. - Local Manufacturing and Distribution Sector receiving the award from the Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal.
“ARPITEC” Agri water pumps becomes the first to certify as a high productivity
September 10, 2012, Colombo; Sri Lanka’s best selling water pump “ARPITEC” was recently acknowledged by Farm Mechanization Research Center (FMRC) – Mahaillukpallama, as the best electric water pump used for agricultural industry in Sri Lanka. “ARPITEC” introduced three different capacities and 2hp and 1.5hp powered water pumps developed for the agriculture industry received the above certificate being the first and the only water pump received this certificate.
Mr. Sunil Liyanage, Managing Director of Local Manufacturing and Distribution sector of Richard Pieris, expressing his views on this prestigious certificate said; “ARPITEC” water pump became the market leader for the high standards and the reliability we maintain throughout the sales cycle. The certificate we received from FMRC confirms our commitment and the quality of the products we send to the market.”
“ARPITEC” has wide range of water pumps for domestic, industrial and agricultural sectors. Further the range consist of stainless steel water pump models, which are made of non-corrosive metals which will not add any substance to the water during the process and deliver 100% pure water.
“ARPITEC” water pump is the best energy saving water pump available in the market for the agricultural sector. Arpitec can pump high volume of water for a longer distance, without using much electricity by saving money for farmers; in return reduce the production cost. FMRC awarded the certificate after identifying the energy consumption and productivity of the water pump. This accreditation is a boost to our R&D department and we are working towards introducing more energy efficient water pumps in the future.” said Mr. Shantha Kularathne, Director – Distribution of Richard Pieris Distributors & Head of Group furniture Operations.
Speaking to us, Senior Business Development Manager of Arpico Distributors, Mr. Sadath Mohomed said; “we maintain a good relationship and an unique after sales service with our customers. We continue to have workshops and special events with farmers all around the country to create awareness about the latest technology and increase productivity in all areas of their business. Further we have launched a special dedicated aftersales service, “ARPITEC Masters” to service and repair ARPITEC water pumps islandwide. We maintain a separate trained team of technicians who will attend to complaints within 48 hours providing the best aftersales service.
Richard Pieris and Company PLC embraces a rich heritage of over 80 years is one of the largest and most successful diversified business conglomerates based in Sri Lanka. Being one of the oldest is also one of the largest employment providers with an employee base of over 35,000 in the private sector. The company is a pioneer in retail, plantation, stock brokering, tyre, plastics and construction industries. Richard Pieris & Company Limited is an unrivaled Sri Lankan institution, loved and trusted by all. Spanning across the nation, it has been able to reach city dwellers and rural folks alike. Arpico, the primary brand name, has become an exclusive name recognized and respected, especially by being readily available around the island.
Photo Caption - Mr. Sunil Liyanage, Managing Director of Richard Peiris Distributors handing over the FMRC Certificate to Mr Sadath Mohammed, Senior Business Development Manager, Richard Peiris Distributors.
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Mr. Sadath Mohammed, Senior Business Development Manage - Richard Peiris Distributors Ltd, Mr. Shantha Kularathne- Director- Distribution/Head of Furniture Operation- Richard Peiris Distributors Ltd, Mr. Sunil Liyanage - Managing Director of Richard Peiris Distributors Ltd and Mr. Duminda Perera Head of Sales, Richard Peiris Distributors Ltd.
Sri Lanka’s retail giant Arpico unveiled its 15th large format outlet to the people of Piliyandala on July 12, 2012. The store was opened by Group Director of Richard Pieris & Company PLC, Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala and Chief Executive Officer of Richard Pieris Distributors Ltd, Michael Andree which will serve the expectations and changing lifestyle of consumers in sub urban area of Piliyandala.
Chief Executive Officer of Richard Pieris Distributors Ltd, Michael Andree commenting on the ultra modern Hyper Market Retail store said; “that an investment in excess of Rs. 100m was needed to set up the store with the objective of providing an experiential shopping destination to the people of Piliyandala. The Arpico Superstore in Piliyandala is over 20,000 square feet in extent , has 100 slots for parking and retails 45,000 quality products falling into main categories such as grocery, fresh fruits, vegetables, pharmaceuticals, household items, linen, electronics, toys, baby items, giftware, bakery and furniture. The shopper enjoys ample parking, free and easy shopping with wider isle space, wider array of products and choices all under one roof, that distinct itself from the competition.
Group Director of Richard Pieris & Company PLC Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala said, “Richard Pieris Distributors positioned its Arpico Supercentre model over a decade ago to give a better shopping experience to Sri Lankan consumers. The concept ‘all under one roof’ has been a successful model because, we were the first to identify, understand and develop a Hyper Market as a destination shopping store for the whole family. Today, our stores offer the widest range of items from fast moving consumer goods, household items, electronics, furniture to clothing, etc”.
Marketing Manager of Richard Pieris Distributors Ltd., Ms. Surangi Fernando said, “We believe this newly opened 15th Blue wonder will be a new and enjoyable shopping experience to the households in and around Piliyandala. With monthly promotions, special offers, activations for kids and housewives, this store will open a wider spectrum in joy of shopping to the customers of this area”. She also mentioned that the Arpico Privilege loyalty program is one of the largest loyalty programs in Sri Lanka where shoppers can earn and redeem points for each transaction.
Richard Pieris Distributors Ltd operates 15 Arpico Supercentres/Superstores, 27 Arpico Showrooms, 4 stand alone Furniture showrooms under Aprico Home Concepts and 5 Arpico Daily outlets across the island. Richard Pieris group is one of the most diversified conglomerates in Sri Lanka spreading its wings from retail, plantations, plastics, tyre, rubber products, financial services, etc. In 2012, it celebrates 80 years of serving the Sri Lankan consumers.
ARPICO Records The Highest Turnover In The History & Recognize Their Best
Distributors And Sales Force :
Richard Pieris Local Manufacturing & Distribution Sector recognized their best distributors and sales force at the recently concluded Annual Sales Conference and Award Night with the presence of Chairman/Managing Director & CEO of Richard Pieris PLC Dr. Sena Yaddehige as the chief guest. This year the award ceremony was held under the theme “Reach Beyond Boundaries” and this was a very special year for the sector as their turnover for the financial year was the highest recorded in the history of the company.
During the ceremony more than 100 distributors and sales staff from re-distribution, business development, production and furniture retail channel were recognized with foreign tours and cash awards for their tireless efforts to make the highest recorded revenue of the sector.
Following are the gold award winners of each category and they were felicitated with trophies and other awards during the night.Best Business Development Manager – Mr. Thushara Egodage, Best Business Development Manager – Mr. Sadath Mohommed, Best Area Sales Manager – Mr. Pradeep Jayaweera, Best Area Sales Manager – Mr. Nilantha Dayanath, Best Area Sales Manager – Mr. Sameera Perera, Best Production Manager – Mr. Jayanath Alwis, Best Distributor – Thineth Lanka, Veyangoda, Best Distributor – ASL Distributors, Katuneriya, Best Distributor – Ceylon Marine, Katana, Best Distributor – Safe Distributors, Anuradapura, Best Distributor – George Wijesinghe Durable Ditributors (Pvt) Ltd, Nikaweratiya, Best Performer – Mr. Vajira Marasinghe, Kandy, Best Performer – Mr. Mohomed Rizmi, Anuradapura, Best Performer – Mr. Sampath Jayawardane, Nikaweratiya, Best Performer – Mr. Chameera De Silva, Veyangoda, Best Performer – Mr. Lahiru Sanjeewa, Katuneriya, Best Performer – Mr. Prasad Niroshana, Katana.
During his address, Dr. Sena Yaddehige said; It has been a norm that Richard Pieris group showing a growth in revenue every year and this year too the sector has secured an incredible growth for the financial year. As one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates, continuing to yield a growth each and every year portraits our active involvement in country’s economy. To reach this status, the contribution by the Local manufacturing and Distribution sector is immense. It was all of you who are being recognized today made that contribution for us to reach these heights. We are privileged to organize this event to honor the best performers and to encourage you to achieve high standards at Richard Pieris. At this juncture I wish to congratulate all of you for recording the highest revenue in the history and I’m sure that this was made possible due to the untiring efforts of each and every member of the sector.”
Mr. Sunil Liyanage, Main Board Director, Managing Director of Local Manufacturing and Distribution sector at the Annual Awards Ceremony said; “Mattresses, Water tanks, water pumps, rigiform, rubber products, PVC pipes and fittings and furniture are the product lines that we offer to the market. We do not compromise the high quality standards of our products and this has assured our market leadership in all our product categories.
Mr. Shantha Kularathna, Director Richard Pieris Distributors Ltd/ Head of Group Furniture Operations speaking at the ceremony; the excellence showed by our sales team and distributors has been a giant pillar of this success. The efforts made by you have helped us to increase the market share for all the products and it has directly contributed to stay ahead of others. I’m happy to inform you that we are in the process of introducing more new products in the coming year as well.”
Future plans of the sector were reveled to the gathering by Mr. Athula Wickramathilaka & Duminda Perera, Head of Sales of the sector.
Richard Pieris and Company PLC embraces a rich heritage of over 80 years is one of the largest and most successful diversified business conglomerates based in Sri Lanka. Being one of the oldest is also one of the largest employment providers with an employee base of over 35,000 in the private sector. The company is a leader in retail, plantation, plastics, tire, insurance, finance, stock brokering, and construction. Richard Pieris & Company Limited is an unrivaled Sri Lankan institution, loved and trusted by all. Spanning across the nation, it has been able to reach city dwellers and rural folks alike. Arpico, the primary brand name, has become an exclusive name recognized and respected, especially by being readily available around the island.