Wilkins Spence Packaging, member of the Wilkins Group UK developed under the guidance of Chairman, Andre Wilkins and family, was recently awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management Systems that demonstrate its commitment to providing high quality products and services to its customers.
Having begun with one person in a joint venture with Aitken Spence Printing, Wilkins Spence has expanded to 100 employees along with advanced technology and know-how in the printing and packaging industry during the past decade since its inception and today stands a strong, virtually independent entity. The company provides packaging solutions for retailers. In addition to the production of packaging, boxes, labels among other products for reputed global clients such as Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Mothercare etc., in UK, as well as local clients such as MAS, Brandix and Hirdaramani. Wilkins Spence is also capable of carrying out packaging reengineering with supremacy in creativity and design to make packaging better value for money. The Company is also working towards providing ecofriendly/greener packaging for its esteemed clients.
Taking up the initial challenge of setting up a factory in Mattakkuliya, one of the most underdeveloped areas of the Colombo city, the company has today not only grown from strength to strength within a short span of time but has also marked its presence in the locality by setting an example and contributing immensely to the community with the creation of employment opportunities for the talented underprivileged youth with potential for growth.
The success that has led to their most recent achievement in obtaining the ISO Certification can be mainly attributed to the company culture that values unity between its employees to achieve common goals, and the youthful energy and drive of the staff, a majority of which are under the age of 25, not to mention the dedicated leadership of Yasantha Suriyapperuma, Director/Head of Overseas Business Development of Wilkins Spence who has played a major role in the company’s journey since its establishment.
Commenting on the company’s success and journey Yasantha Suriyapperuma Director/Head of Overseas Business Development stated, “our biggest strength is our youthful, well experienced and professional staff who push boundaries to serve our customers with style.”
Wilkins Spence Packaging Lanka with this latest accolade for its service excellence and global compliances aspires to gain more ground in the international business arena and work towards an expansion in quality and performance, leading to the achievement of more awards of certification and recognition within the next few years.