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Noritake 41st Aniversory Volley Ball Match
"Club Championship" Golf Tournament [2012-08-26]
Noritake Lanka Porcelain has sponsored the "club championship" golf tournament organized by the Victoria golf and country resorts on 26th August 2012. The event was a huge success with the participation of over 50 players of local and foreigners. Noritake has sponsored for Ladies and Gents championships by gifts along with the cash sponsorships and distribute gifts for every participant of this event. Mr. Mano Wicramasooriya the Director/Asst to MD was the chief guest of the occasion
Hotel Show - 2O12. [2012-07-13]
NLPL has participated for the Hotel Show held on 13 , 14 & 15 th July 2O12 @ BMICH , It is not only one of the most attractive stall in the exhibition , but most attended stall . All the hotel ware categories offered by NLPL has been on display so that any hotelier could see our full product portfolio with regards to Hotel ware . We have received lot of prospective leads & inquiries not only in Sri Lanka but in India too
Noritake Presented New Product to H.E. the President of Sri Lanka. [2012-03-19]
Deputy Chairman/Managing Director of Noritake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd, Matale, presented the company's one of its' new product as token to H.E. the President of Sri Lanka Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees 16th March 2012.
The Executive Consultant of company Mr. Nimal Perera was also present at this occasion.
The International Food and Hospitality Fair - AAHAR 2012. [2012-03-12]
The leading Tableware supplier "Noritake Lanka Porcelain" participated to the AAHAR 2012- The International Food and Hospitality Fair on 12th to 16th March at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. AAhar 2012, the 27th international exhibition for food, food processing, hotel and restaurant equipment and supplies is geared to attract a plethora of visitors and exhibitors from India and abroad. Aahar has emerged as a perfect one stop destination to showcase the growth & development of the food and beverage and the hospitality industry as a great opportunity for both potential suppliers and buyers of the hospitality industry. [2011-03-12]
Chefs of all major tourist hotels coming under Kandy region had visited Noritake Porcelain factory Matale. [2011-11-01]
Chefs of all major tourist hotels coming under Kandy region had visited Noritake Porcelain factory Matale. They have been gone through the whole production process followed by a speech by factory manager Mr. Jude Fernando about the competitive edges of using Noritake Hotel ware ranges.
Lanka Ceramic - Opening [2011-03-30]
Lanka Ceramic Opening - The leader of tableware manufacturer opened a new showroom in Colombo. The new showroom was opened by Mr. Hasegawa, MD - Noritake Lanka Porcelain.
Mr. Chamal Rajapaksa visits NLPL [2011-02-21]
Honorable speaker Mr Chamal Rajapaksa visits Noritake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd showroom on 15th February 2011 with Honorable speaker of Pakistan Dr. Mrs Fahmida Mirza
Noritake USA Team Visits Noritake Sri Lanka
Noritake USA Team members ( N C I ) visited NLPL facility @ Matale & City Store in Colombo O7 last week .
Kazuo Suzuki ( Manager – Strategic Planning , Tabletop Division ) , Michele Evans ( National Service Manager , Tabletop Division ) , Jay Fingert ( Vice President Of Sales , Tabletop Division ) have visited NLPL plant @ Matale shared their insights with Production floor Managers Here , NLPL Domestic Marketing Team Duminda ( HOM ) & Kumar ( Marketing & Sales Manager ) accompanied them to City Store with Deputy Chairman / Managing Director Y Shimaya .
Visitors were fully impressed to see a Store like this in Sri Lanka & high Service Standards maintain.
Kandy Hotelier's Association Get together
Noritake Lanka Porcelain who is the Major Supplier of almost all the leading hotels coming under Kandy Hotelier’ s Association has been one of the Sponsors for this annual event .
As Our Very Important Clients , NLPL has been one of the proud sponsors to the event .
Event was well organized in the “ Earls Regent Hotel “ & was admired by all attendees started by 8.OO Pm until next day dawn on O8 th November 2O14 .
Theme of the event was “ Pirates Of the Indian Ocean “ & participants have been dressed suit to the event .
“Noritake” Trophy – Matale District open table tennis tournament – 2014
Sports Club in collaboration with Noritake Management has organized open table tennis tournament in 11th and 12th October 2014. The competition was held in NLPL premises. Over 100 of school children’s were participated for school category and over 50 participants for open event.
Factory Visit of “Matale District Noritake Friendship Association” – October 2014
Matale District Noritake Friendship Association was organized a special factory visit on 11th October 2014. Over 100 of its members were participated for the event. NLPL top management was warmly welcomed the gathering. Employees who have done tremendous service in last 41 years were appreciated by current top management.
Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Shinzo Abe visits Sri Lanka
September 7th 2014, Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Shinzo Abe accompanied by a large business delegation arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday for a two-day official visit on an invitation extended by the Sri Lankan President H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit to Japan in March 2013.
During his visit to president house, Mr. Hithoshi Tanemura, Executive President of Noritake Co, LTD, Japan also participated.
NLPL celebrated 41st year anniversary on 5th October 2014. Company started its operation on 1973. A religious program was held on 6th October 2014 at NLPL factory premises. All the employees with senior managers were participated for the event.
Noritake wins Gold at NCE Awards
Noritake Lanka Porcelain Pvt Ltd (NLPL) recently won a Gold Award in the Extra Large Category at the prestigious National Chamber of Exporters Awards.
This comes hot on the heels of the Silver Award it won in the ‘Large Manufacturing’ category at the National Productivity Awards last month. Dr. Priyath Wickrema, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority presents the award to T. C. Tennakoon, Director of NLPL.
Noritake Chairman visits Sri Lanka
Chairman of Noritake Co. Ltd Japan Hitoshi Tanemura recently visited Sri Lanka in the company of Director / Managing Executive Officer of Noritake Co. Ltd Japan Kozo Kato.
During this brief visit to Colombo, Mr. Tanemura met the company’s Colombo-based officials, including Deputy Chairman and Managing Director Noritake Lanka Porcelain Pvt Ltd (NLPL) Yoshinari Shimaya and top management officials and reviewed the progress and performance made by Noritake in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Tanemura also took time off a busy schedule to visit Noritake’s flag ship store in South Asia at Dharmapala Mawatha in Colombo 07. Conveniently located at the crossroads of Dharmapala Mw and Sir James Peries Mw (Pitthala Junction), the store is spread over three floors and enjoys prestigious visibility from its vantage location. With this recently opened store, Colombo has joined Noritake’s up market and international chain of similar stores in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Shanghai.
Mr. Tanemura was part of the hi-level business delegation which accompanied Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his recent historic State visit to Sri Lanka. He also participated at the Sri Lanka-Japan Business Forum at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo.
Mr. Tanemura’s visit is the second VIP visit from Noritake Japan in the past two months. It follows almost hot on the heels of the recent visit to Colombo by President of the Noritake Group Mr. T. Ogura during which time he also met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Nearly 80% of Noritake’s local production is exported to key markets in over a hundred countries including USA, UK, Japan, the Middle East, Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico and Korea. The balance 20% is marketed locally through its outlets at the flagship store in Colombo 07, Kirulapona, Wattala, Matale, Pannala and the Bandaranaike Airport.
Photo caption: (From left) Director / Managing Executive Officer of Noritake Co. Ltd Japan Kozo Kato, Manager Marketing and Sales, NLPL, Kumara Wickrama, Chairman of Noritake Co. Ltd Japan Hitoshi Tanemura and Managing Director NLPL Yoshinari Shimaya
Noritake clinches Silver at National Productivity Awards
Noritake Lanka Porcelain Ltd (NLPL) recently clinched the Silver Award in the ‘Large Manufacturing’ category at the National Productivity Awards. There was no Gold award in this category and NLPL thus becomes the overall winner and highest scorer in this sector.
“We are delighted with this award which makes us the top winner in this particular category. It not only inspires us but also spurs us on to greater heights and do even better in our journey,” said an elated Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of NLPL Yoshinari Shimaya.
Organised by the National Productivity Secretariat under the Ministry of Productivity Promotion, the National Productivity Awards were based on a very comprehensive evaluation scheme. The primary objective of the competition is to improve productivity at all levels since it is believed that productive enterprises in the country will result in a productive nation.
Established in 1972 as a joint venture company between the Ceylon Ceramic Corporation and the one hundred year old Noritake Co Ltd of Japan, NLPL today enjoys iconic status as Sri Lanka’s pioneer porcelain tableware manufacturing company.
The factory began operations in 1972 with a 150 member workforce which has grown over the years to 1200 skilled workers today. Most of the factory’s workers, supervisors and managers have been trained in Japan in their relevant fields. Apart from Japanese expertise, its management processes are supported by ISO 9001:2008 certification from the Sri Lanka Standard Institute while complying with international ethical standards.
The factory in Matale is one of the largest production facilities in the world which produces high quality tableware under the brand Noritake.
Tourist arrivals @ Highest in Factory Outlet - Matale
After starting of Kandy Perahera season, Noritake’s Matale Factory outlet has become the most interested place ever before .
From dawn to dusk, tourist arrivals to the outlet is at Peak during past week. Hence, Outlet is scoring highest ever sales achievement ever.
Outlet is forced to be opened extended hours simply because of the heavy demand that the brand Noritake having around the globe .
Noritake President lauds business performance in Sri Lanka
President Noritake Group President, Mr. T. Ogura who was on a recent visit to Sri Lanka commended the Company’s performance during the last financial year and forecasted steady and greater growth figures during the year to come.
During this brief visit to Colombo, Mr. Ogura also paid a courtesy call on H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa at ‘Temple Trees’. Associated with him during this visit were Chairman of the Tabletop Division Mr. Mabuchi, Chairman of the Urban Development Authority Mr. Nimal Perera, Managing Director of Noritake Lanka Porcelain Pvt Ltd (NLPL) Mr. Y. Shimaya and General Manager Noritake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd Mrs. Sujatha Egodagedara.
Mr. Ogura explained to President Rajapaksa the importance of the recently opened Flagship Store at Colombo 77, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07. “Noritake has been in Sri Lanka for the past 42 years. While reinforcing our international brand presence in Sri Lanka, this Flagship Store is a vital step in our journey through the South East Asian region. Sri Lanka has been positioned as our regional hub and now brings the sheer excellence of our products to this region”, he said.
Strategically situated at the crossroads of Dharmapala Mw and Sir James Peries Mw (Pitthala Junction), the 10,000 sq ft flagship store is spread over three floors and enjoys prestigious visibility from its vantage location. Colombo has now joined Noritake’s up market and international chain of similar stores in Tokyo, Nagoya, Hong Kong and New Jersey.
Noritake Lanka Porcelain Pvt Ltd currently sources 35% of its raw materials from Sri Lanka. Its factory at Matale is one of the largest production facilities in the world which produces high quality tableware under the brand Noritake.
Among the locally sourced raw materials are Quartz from Galaha off Kandy, Felspar from Owala off Rattota, Dolomite from Digana off Kandy and Calcite from Balangoda.
Noritake Lanka Porcelain Pvt Ltd also exports 80% of its local production to key markets in over a hundred countries including USA, UK, Japan, the Middle East, Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico and Korea. The balance 20% is marketed locally through its outlets at Kirulapona, Wattala , Matale, Pannala and the Bandaranaike Air Port.
Photo caption: President Noritake Group Mr. T. Ogura (third from right) with H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Also in the picture are (from left) Deputy Chairman and Managing Director NLPL Mr. Yoshinari Shimaya, Chairman of the Tabletop Division Mr. Mabuchi, Chairman of the Urban Development Authority Mr. Nimal Perera and General Manager NLPL Mrs. Sujatha Egodagedara
Annual Visit of Noritake Group President – July 2014
This years Noritake Group presidents’ annual visit to Temple Trees were made on 16th July 2014. Noritake Group President, Mr. T. Ogura, Chairman, Tabletop Division, Mr. Mabuchi,
Chairman, Urban Development Authority, Mr. Nimal Perera, Managing Director, Noritake Lanka porcelain (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Y. Shimaya and General Manager, Noritake Lanka porcelain (Pvt) Ltd, Mrs. Sujatha Egodagedara were participated in this occasion. Noritake officials were warmly welcomed by The President of Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksha.
Film Actress Ms. Sangeetha Weerarathna has visited Noritake City Store
NLPL has participated for Hotel Show – 2O14 held in BMICH from 13 – 15 th June 2O14
Since , Hotel Sector Market expansion is around the corner with New Hotel Properties are Mushroomed .
Due to the unprecedented demand , This time we have arranged all our product varieties on display using 2 large stall spaces .
First Time in the Noritake history , Our brand new production High – White LX – 13 [ Cher Blanc ] were on display & it was the most attracted product among leading Hoteliers for their Private Dining , VVIP outlets etc . Though , this products are the most expensive among all Porcelain , every body loved to touch the self embossed elegance.
In addition to that , all array of our products of Regular White Hotel Crockery rangers , Off White Fine Casual China rangers , Ivory white – Bone China rangers were on Display .
Our Well experienced HORECA sales staff were able to get leads for Almost all new 6 * hotel projects to come in Sri Lanka with in this year & next year.
Though , lot of imported table top brands were there , all decision makers of hotels have highest Trust for this more than 4O years leading brand.
Ajantha Mendis has visited Noritake City Store and he was very impressed on new showroom.
Poson festivals in Hand Painting Workshop & Outlet - Pannala
This lantern was made by staff at NLPL Pannala branch & won the 6th place in lantern competition was held on poson poya day.
Factory Visit for Redbanagama Villagers
The Management of Noritake Lanka Porcelain was very generous to grant permission for the villagers of Redbanagama to have a look at our factory. On a request made by the Chief Secretary of the Redbanagama Death Benevolent Society Mr. M.P. Jayasena on 2014.04.24 the management made arrangements to open the gates of NLPL on 2014.05.17 to welcome them.
On date of their arrival at NLPL Factory premises a tea party was organized at the meeting room to refresh our visitors before starting their factory visit. Factory Manager Mr. H.A.R. Bandara welcomed the team of visitors very warmly and also conveyed his goodwill to them.
Act of bravery “Gift Work” By Factory Nurse
Mrs. Pabamali Lunuwila – Factory Nurse, was appreciated and saluted by the Management of NLPL on 2014.05.30 for the brave act she committed to retain life to late Mr. W.C. Perera (Security Officer) who passed away on 2014.05.29 due to heart attack.
She displayed the attitude of “Gift Work” by giving her fullest effort trying to save a life by bravely giving CPR after observing that his breathing and pulse had stopped. It is very rare to find great people who would risk their own self to save another's and specially not giving up at any cause. She set an example to all employees by using her entire talent as a Nurse despite her health condition at that time. It was an act of bravery.
Mr. Raafi a contract worker who serves Abans Environmental Services too was appreciated at this event for his brave move to evacuate the diseased to the hospital. He volunteered to give his service despite the conditions of the diseased person.
The Management of NLPL was very generous and sensitively handled this situation by reaching their helping had without any hesitation. Our management is saluted for appreciating the services of Mrs. Pabamali and Mr. Raafi. Their sensitive approach was an encouraging fact to all employees.
Noritake launches new flagship store in Colombo - 6th June 2014
The 10,000 sq ft flagship store is spread over three floors and enjoys prestigious visibility from its vantage location.
Chief Guest at the gala ceremonial opening was Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapakse. Also present on the
occasion were Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka Mr. Nobuhito Hobo, NLPL Deputy Chairman and Managing Director
Mr.Yoshinari Shimaya, Director Mr.T.C. Thennanakoon, NLPL General Manager Ms. Sujatha Egodagedara, NLPL Executive Consultant Mr. Nimal Perera, Manager Marketing and Sales Mr. Kumara Wickrama and several other officers.
“The move to this prestigious location is a significant step in our journey and consolidates our international brand
presence in Sri Lanka. This Colombo flagship store joins our prestigious international chain of similar stores in Tokyo,
Nagoya, Hong Kong and New Jersey and brings the sheer excellence of our products to this region. We’re also
positioning this as our regional hub and thus cater to all countries in this part of the world,”
The Noritake flagship store caters to both the retail and wholesale markets with its extensive range of products. The first
floor is dedicated to the retail customer and has product offerings which cater to all price ranges. On display here will also
be the gift collection and the gala wedding collection. The second floor is the ‘training floor’ and will play host to
demonstrations of table layouts and table etiquette while the third floor caters to the restaurants and hotels sector.
Mr. Shimaya added that a novel feature of the operations of the new flagship store would also be regular training sessions and
demonstrations on table etiquette. This includes detailed table layouts, caring, handling and even the proper cleaning of
tableware. The primary target audience will be young couples setting up home and starting a new life together “This is an
important factor and we’re paying great attention to this area. As leaders in the industry, we’d like to share our expertise
and know-how with our customers so that they can fully appreciate and enjoy their Noritake ware as a lifestyle.”
Opening ceremony of the Noritake Lanka New showroom.
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa declared open the new showroom of the Noritake Lanka Porcelain last Friday (6th) at Colombo 7, Dharamapala Mawatha.
Noritake Lanka Porcelain Private Limited is the pioneer porcelain tableware manufacturing conglomerate in Sri Lanka. The Company was established in 1972 as a joint venture company between Ceylon Ceramic Corporation and Noritake Co, Limited of Japan. Noritake Co, Limited of Japan is a hundred years old company which markets tableware under the brand “Noritake” all over the world.
Domestic retailing segment had improved tremendously after the war and a large number of tourists arriving in Sri Lanka. Noritake showrooms are one of their main shopping destinations for porcelain products. Due to high quality standards, most of the buyers select the Noritake hotel-ware range mainly because of its durability and high densities.
The new location will give a lot of convenience to clients especially tourist.
Mr.Yoshinari Shmaya, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Noritake Lanka Porcelain, Mr.Nimal Perera Consultant, Director Mr. T.C. Tennakoon, General Manager Mrs.Sujatha Egodagedara and distinguished guest participated at this occasion.
NORITAKE 'Sinhala New Year' Festival 2014 [2014-04-24]
Bone China Product From Noritake Lanka.
The latest bone china product of Noritake Lanka Porcelain Company was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week following the practice of the company to present their latest product to the President from the time he was the Minister of Labour. Mr.Yoshinari Shmaya, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Noritake Lanka Porcelain and Mr.Nimal Perera, Consultant along with NLPL General Manager Mrs.Sujatha Egodagedara.
New Year Rush @ Matale NLPL Factory.
As a Customary annual event , Noritake Factory – Matale has started the much awaited annual event “ Mega Factory Sale “
Though , the starting date been Monday & Despite New Year Eve ,Lot of Customers have waited since dawn to enter in to the Sale Location facing lot of difficulties to Security Staff .
So , We had to advance the Opening Hours from 7.OO am unlike 9.OO am in the morning .
Organized Promotional Mix of Above the Line & Below the line campaign may be the reason for the traffic .
This is the One an only opportunity for an average Consumer to have Noritake Products at a very reasonably low price .
NLPL wanted to Taste their Products among Low Income Groups & has encouraged them to Purchase at very affordable rates during only this opportunity. Hundreds of Items in Plain White & More no of items in Printed Form available for the SALE .
DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND, YEAR END FACTORY SALE EXTENDED UNTIL 21 ST DECEMBER
Due to the unprecedented Demand for the year end factory Sale which is held as an annual event, had to be extended until 21 st December .
This Time specialty is we had to Limit some demand items to facilitate every Customer is getting some selected items equally .
Other wise , It is not equally distributed & majority of General folk could not have essential items like Plates , Cups & Saucers etc
Moreover, Even lot of Tourists also visited by Coaches, Buses, Vans & Cars also experienced & enjoyed this event till late evenings .
This annul event is more than 3O years old happening to Cater specially for those of who cannot Afford luxurious Noritake .
KANDY SPICE FESTIVAL organized by KANDY HOTELIERS ASSOCIATION was held on 22 – 24 November @ KCC .
Noritake , Pioneer Hotel ware – Crockery Supplier to almost all Star class tourist hotels in Kandy was one of the major sponsor to the event .
First time in the history , Noritake has displayed their every production categories including Regular White range , Off White – FCC Range , Ivory White – Bone China Range , High white – LX 13 range & newly molded shapes tailor made to specific needs of hotels .
Further , Crockery Used for serving CHOGM – Country heads were also Displayed at the event which was admired by all chief guests & invitees to the event .
The President of Sri Lanka Visited Noritake Stall @ CHOGM 2013
Noritake - Hotel Hilton Display
Noritake - CHOGM Hambanthota Display
40th Anniversary celebrations of NLPL - Felicitation of Employees long year service at NLPL
The above event was held on 10th October 2013 at Noritake Lanka Porcelain, Matale. The Chairman of Noritake Company Limited, tabletop division, Mr. Ogura was the chief guest and 17of employees were felicitated with plaque for more than 25 years’ service to NLPL.
40th Anniversary celebrations of NLPL - Refreshment break
40th Anniversary celebrations of NLPL - Religious Ceremony to bless employees & Company
This event was held on 5th October, 2013. As a part of 40th Anniversary celebration program, this program was organized.
Noritake Wattala Show - Major Tourist visiting Location
Noritake – Wattala Show Room is daily visited by major Tour groups .
When Tourist season is around the corner , Visitor Foot Print to Noritake - Wattala SR is un imaginable.
This is due to Most Friendly & efficiently Customer Service , Array of Goods for any budget , Customer Convenience , easy access to Airport , modern & safe packaging etc.
Naval Executive Sub Lieutenant - Trincomalee , Noritake Factory Visit
40 Naval Executive Sub Lieutenants of Trincomalee Naval & Maritime Academy had a Noritake Factory Visit .
They have gone through a Vedeo Footage , Brief introductory presentation , Factory Outlet Visit & Fully fledged Factory Visit.
They have gone through the entire Production process from Preparation of raw material to Packing & were fully impressed about the product.
Noritake Factory Outlet is with high Tourist Traffic
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