First shipping and logistics services provider to win Overall Excellence Award
Sri Lanka, 26 December 2018 – GAC Marine Services Pvt. Limited, part of the GAC Group of companies in Sri Lanka, has taken home three titles from the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka’s National Business Excellence Awards 2018. The company won the Bronze Award for Overall Excellence, the ‘Shipping and Shipping-related Services’ title and ‘Large Sector’ category for companies with over 1,000 full-time employees or an annual revenue of more than 1 billion LKR. It is the first shipping and logistics services provider ever to win the Overall Excellence Award.
The annual awards recognise and reward enterprises that have excelled in all-round performance. Companies are evaluated based on a set of criteria that includes their business and financial performance, excellence in product and process innovation, capacity for future growth, performance management practices, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.“Winning the Bronze award for Overall Excellence is a significant achievement for GAC, placing us in the top three of all participating companies,” says Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, Managing Director of GAC Sri Lanka. “This is the highest recognition that we have received since starting our operations in Sri Lanka in 1991.
“The support from everyone in the GAC and McLarens Groups has steered the company towards better performance year after year. We will continue to place more emphasis on innovation and training, as it is only through continual learning that we can achieve consistent growth and progress,” he adds.
GAC is a leader in agency and launch services in Sri Lanka with a market share of 30% as of end 2017.