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Hayleys wins record 14 awards at AgBiz 2012


The Hayleys Group’s agriculture units won a record 14 awards at the 2012 National Agri Business (AgBiz) awards in Colombo last week.
Seven of the nine companies clustered under Hayleys Agriculture were honoured at this prestigious event with six Gold, three Silver and four Bronze awards as well as a National award for their contributions to the sector in the concluded financial year, according to a company statement.

Rizvi Zaheed, the Hayleys Group Director in-charge of the conglomerate’s agriculture sector companies, said, “the fact that Hayleys companies have consistently improved their showing at this event each year is testimony to the fact that the Group’s commitment to agriculture is not just being sustained, but is growing.”

Of the 2012 award winners, Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Ltd., (formerly Hayleys Agro Products Ltd.) received three Gold awards for Import & Supply of Farm Machinery, Equipment & tools, for Extension Services and Veterinary Care Products; a Sliver for Agro Chemicals and a Bronze for Imported Seeds, all in the ‘Large’ category.

Gold awards were also won by Sunfrost Ltd., (Extension Services – Large), HJS Condiments Ltd., (Marketing – Export of Fruit & Vegetables – Large) and Quality Seed Co. Ltd., (Producers – Seed Farms – Small).

The 14 awards won this year takes the total number of awards secured by the Hayleys Group at the National Agri Business Awards in the last four years to 35, 16 of them Golds. The awards were organised by the National Agribusiness Council for the seventh consecutive time this year.

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