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KAIZEN PROPOSAL COMPETITION 2016 OF NORITAKE COMPANY.,LIMITED,JAPAN
NLPL TEAMS WHO WON THE GOLD AND SILVER PRIZES REWARDED
On 18th June 2016, a special function was held with the participation of all NLPL employees to commend excellent performances and to reward the 02 teams who won the Gold and the Silver Awards in the Kaizen Proposal competition - 2016, organized by the Noritake co., Limited, Japan.The event was held under the patronage of Deputy Chairman/ Managing director and the Board of Directors of NLPL. The winners of a new design making competition were also rewarded during the function.
"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
NLPL DISTRIBUTES DONATIONS AT ARANAYAKA AND KOLLONNAWA
On 16th June 2016, NLPL CSR Team visited Aranayaka and Kollonnawa areas in order to distribute donations among the people affected by recent natural disaster. School shoes were distributed among the students of Hathgampola Senior and Junior Schools at Aranayaka, and among the students of St. Joseph’s College at kollonnawa. In addition, essential items were donated for the use of families affected by Aranayaka disaster. All employees of Notitake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Limited made their generous contributions for this CSR activity, in addition to the donations they made through the Central Province Disaster Management Center, urgently during the incident.
NLPL SHARES KNOWLEDGE WITH SCHOOL PRINCIPALS
On 08th June 2016, eighty Trainee school principals from Matale District visited NLPL in order to familiarize themselves with Management practices of the organization. They were provided with an exposure to NLPL General Management Process, Human Resources Development, Monozukuri concept and NLPL Management system on IMS( ISO Certification). During the programme, they were given an opportunity to visit the production flow and to see the practical application of key managerial concepts. At the end of the programme a panel discussion was held with the Senior Management to share the knowledge and to exchange their views. The Zonal education directors along with visiting school principals extended their sincere gratitude to the management and the staff of NLPL for arranging this educative and fruitful visit.
NLPL CITY SHOW ROOM COMMEMORATES SECOND ANNIVERSARY
Noritake Lanka Porcelain Private Limited, the spearhead in tableware manufacturing in Sri Lanka has fostered its way reaching customers island-wide by the many Noritake outlets located in the best destinations. One such outlet is the Noritake City Store located at Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07, has been a triumph in contributing to the brand in just 2 years of its opening. The City Store, with its exclusive showroom to capture the beauty and grace of formal and causal dinnerware and giftware has reached thousands of customers since its opening in the year 2014. As an honor to this triumph and a blessing to its most dedicated management who has immensely made it possible, Noritake City Store held a Pirith Ceremony on 06th June 2016. The ceremony was held with the participation of all Noritake showroom staff members together with Director/ General Manager and the Chief Marketing Officer of the organization. This event wishes to strengthen the unquestionable performance of the City Store while reminding us the roots of success that brought the brand throughout this journey.The City Store Showroom has reached a clientele base mainly consisting of foreigners given its aspiring range of high-end crockery with designs that will capture hearts the moment you step in. Together, we wish Noritake City Store to excel in prosperity over the coming years spreading beauty and joy to all its lovers with its grace and high quality of service.
NLPL COMMEMORATE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
On 02nd June 2016, a special awareness programme on present global environment issues followed by a tree planting campaign was held at NLPL premises to commemorate World Environment Day. Environmentalist Mr.Gamini Jayatissa conducted the lecture. Subsequently, a brief ceremony was held with the commencement of planting 100 trees at NLPL premises. Compliance Department of NLPL organized the event, in liaison with Matale Divisional Secretariat. Matale Divisional Secretariat’s NGO coordinator Mr. Chaminda Wickramasinghe and officials from Matale Porcelain friendship society, also present at the occasion with NLPL staff.
MOTIVATIONAL PROGRAMME AT KANANGAMUWA VIDYALAYA
On 1st of june 2016, NLPL conducted the positive thinking/ Motivational training programme “Jaya Labannata Nam” (To achieve the success) for the benefit of students at Kanangamuwa Vidyalaya, Dumkolawatta, Matale. Around 100 students from different age groups were participated in the said event. This CSR activity received a very positive response from all the students and the staff.
NLPL UPLIFT FACILITIES OF SCHOOL CHILDREN
On 30th May 2016, NLPL donated a large number of Class Room Chairs (100) for the benefit of the students at Kanangamuwa Vidyalaya, Dumkolawatta, Matale. The staff and the students have organized a short function to mark this event. The principal extended his gratitude to the NLPL for this generous donation, indicating that it was a long felt requirement of the school. Subsequently, the Director and the NLPL staff participated in the occasion, visited school premises in order to see the feasibility of assisting the school further, in the future.
NLPL CELEBRATES VESAK – 2016
A large number of Vesak Candles were lighted at NLPL premises during the Vesak Week providing a religious feelings and an attractive view to the people in the area. NLPL Employees as a team contributed very positively to this event by making candles representing their departments.
PARTICIPANTS OF SHORT DRAMA COMPETITION COMMENDED
On 24th May 2016, a ceremony was held at NLPL to award the certificates and letters of commendations to Winners and participants of short Drama Competition held recently. This drama completion was organized, with the aim of further promoting the Monozukuri Concept and related good practices in the factory. Participants from various departments actively involved in the competition. Prior to the event, they were provided with an opportunity to attend a workshop conducted by renowned artist Mr. Prasannajith Abeysundara in order to develop their skills.
NLPL CONTRIBUTES FOR DISASTER RELIEF ACTIVITIES
The management and all employees of Noritake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd, including Japanese Staff living in Sri Lanka are voluntarily engaging in disaster relief activities by contributing new clothes, dry rations, First Aid items and other essentials. Donations were handed over to the Disaster Relief Center (Central Province) and NLPL is continuously coordinating with Government Officials, in order to provide assistance to the people affected by prevailing unfavorable weather condition in the country.
NLPL EMPLOYEES GIVE NEW LEASE OF LIFE TO A COW ON VESAK DAY
On Vesak Poya Day 21st May 2016 ,NLPL employees involved in an act of giving new lease of life to a cow, due to be slaughtered, This religious ceremony was held at Matele Bogahakotuwa Temple with the participation of Nayaka Thero, priests, a large number of Noritake Staff, and residents living around the temple. This great event was organized by the Production Team attached to the Reduction Firing Department of the factory, with the contribution of all NLPL employees.
NLPL LAUNCHES A NEW CSR PROJECT TO MOTIVATE SCHOOL CHILDREN
Switching on to a new dimension in its CSR activities, Noritake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd
(NLPL) launched a positive thinking/ Motivational training programme named “Jaya Labannata Nam” (“To achieve the success”s) for the benefit of school children. Initial programmes under this project were conducted on 08th and 19th May 2016, at Ukuwela Dahrmawardanaramaya Temple Sunday School (Daham Pasal) and at Alwela Maha Vidyalaya respectively. Around 700 students from different age groups were participated in the said events and they were educated on how to plan and implement their studies and other activities in order to achieve desired goals in the future. It received a very positive response from all the students and the staff. Company intends to expand this CSR activity, to the schools in other areas as well, in the future.
SOME OF THE CSR ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY NLPL DURING THE PERIOD OF 1st APRIL 2015 TO 31st MARCH 2016.
Cash Donations - 3rd February 2016
Cash donation was made to under privilege school (Tanna College) in Matele district for advancement of the school cadet band.
Safety awareness programme - 16th November 2015
Awareness was given to the Scholl children on” Road safety” in order to develop welldiscipline Motorist, Passengers,Pedestrians in the society.
5-S Education programme - 17th October 2015
Awareness was given to the school children on 5-S concept in order to make their life
style more productive.
Environmental awareness programme - 25th July 2015
Awareness was given to the school children on good practices of “Waste disposal
system” and its effect to the environment and health.
Noritake workshop for Valentines
On Valentine's Eve, Noritake Lanka Porcelain Ltd. (NLPL) treated a selection of their valued customers to a special event, "Married with Manners", celebrating the first anniversary of the Noritake Bridal Gift Registry at their City Store at 77, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07.
The event was graced by Noritake's special guests, Mr. Kishu Gomez, Managing Director/CEO at Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, and renowned Bridal Dresser Mr. Harris Wijesinghe.
After an insightful video presentation that introduced the guests to the world of Noritake the latest Color wave stoneware collection and the Noritake Rochefort cutlery, guests were treated to an interactive professional table layout demonstration conducted by Jessica Fernando.
These demonstrations in the art of table setting and napkin folding added value to Noritake's Bridal Gift Registry which gives engaged couples the chance to choose the Noritake items of their choice and the chance for their friends, family and guests to be part of a meaningful and appreciated gift, thereby making it work both ways.
As the first porcelain company in Sri Lanka to launch such a service, many young couples have taken part in and completed their registries with glowing reviews of their experience.
Integrated management systems (IMS) conform to the requirements of quality management systems (QMS), environmental management systems (EMS), and occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS). These represented the ISO’s most well-known standards ever. QMS (known as ISO 9001) helps organizations to implement quality management systems. EMS (known as ISO 14001) helps organizations to implement environmental management systems. OHSMS (known as ISO 18001) helps organization to implement occupational health and safety management systems.
Noritake Lanka Porcelain Private Limited (NLPL) 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. The Company's production facility is located in Matale where country's rich minerals such as quartz, feldspar and dolomite deposits are located. Factory operates under the production systems developed by the parent company in Japan. The factory started its operations in 1972 just with 150 workforces and as at today workforce stands with 1,200 skilled workers.
Tableware products manufactured by the Company are well within the most strict tableware standards that is “California Proposition 65 Standards & FDA Standards” of the United State of America for Lead and Cadmium release. Apart from Japanese expertise, our management processes are supported by ISO systems.
Noritake currently exports from Sri Lanka more than 6 million pieces of Porcelain ware with a value of over 2,500 million rupees. They are marketed in 100 countries, representing all five continents. NLPL is the major supplier of porcelain ware to leading hotels in Sri Lanka. The Company also caters to the needs of its local customers through sales outlets & dealers under the brand name of “Gold Mark”.
NLPL entitled with ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems since Year 2000. Since that company has improved their product Quality & product ranges continuously, during past 15 years. Noritake’s Quality reached to the utmost level & company has growth extensively local & export market with profits.
Environment Protection Demand arising in the world & “Green Factory Concept” were came into action. Environmental & labor laws are getting critical in all over the world. Noritake management was vigilant about such global changes and announced in their 3 Year corporate plan to establish the IMS in all Noritake group of companies before 2017. Objectives of this were to satisfying the customer's quality requirements, complying with regulations and meeting environmental objectives.
NLPL management decided to go for the IMS in October 2014. Kick off for IMS on 07th November 2014 & formed a steering committee to get the Certification within one a year period. IMS Team performed well to do the documentation part of IMS Certification & basic requirements were fulfilled with the management commitment & contributions. Stage-1 Audit followed on June 2015 & base on the comments, rectification actions were carried out rapidly. Dedication & Contribution, NLPL was able to face the Stage-II audit on November 2015 and qualify for the IMS certification.
Awards Ceremony was held on 9th December 2015 at the Board room of Sri Lanka Standards institution (SLSI). Director General of SLSI Dr. L. Senaweera Was the Chief Guest and NLPL Senior Director Mr. T.C. Thennakoon was received the certification. Several executives of SLSI & NLPL were participated for the ceremony.
Noritake Lanka Porcelain, Winner of the National Business Excellence Awards 2015 sector award for Chemicals, Ceramics & Glassware.
Noritake Lanka Porcelain Pvt Ltd (NLPL) recently won the sector award at National Business Excellence awards 2015. NLPL awarded as the winner of the sector “Chemicals, Ceramics & Glassware” for the performance in year 2014.
Noritake President visits SL
Tadashi Ogura, President Noritake Co. Ltd., Nagoya Japan, visited Sri Lanka last week (Tuesday, 27 October).
During his visit he met President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday (29 October) before leaving the country on that day.
At his meeting with Sirisena, he congratulated the President on his 8 January, 2015 election victory. He also "evaluated the performance and discussed the future expansion of Noritake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt.) Ltd.'s factory at Matale."
Ogura, in his visit to Sirisena, was accompanied by Noritake Lanka Chairman Y. Mabuchi, Deputy Chairman Y. Shimaya, Executive Consultant Nimal Perera, Senior Director T.C. Thennakoon and Director/General Manager Mrs. Sujatha Egodagedera.
"Noritake Lanka, in addition to its plant in Matale, also operates another at Pannala, Perera told Ceylon FT. He said that the company provides direct and indirect employment to 1,300. Local operations were started in 1972 by this 110 year old company, which also has branches in countries and regions such as the USA, Europe and Thailand.
Noritake at Hotel Asia Exhibition 2015, Maldives
It’s a pleasure to announce that Noritake exhibited at Hotel Asia Exhibition 2015 in the Maldives for the first time. The exhibition was on 19th to 21st September 2015 at the Dharabaruge Exhibition Centre, Male, Maldives. Almost all the visitors praised that Noritake product and the stall were elegant and attractive. Organizers were delighted about Noritake’s participation and taking the exhibition to another level.
Hotel Asia, Maldives is the leading Hotel & Resorts Exhibition in Maldives and all most all the leading hotel suppliers (international and local) to Maldives resorts exhibit here. Directors and managers from all the Maldives resorts visit this exhibition and it’s a place where you can see all the suppliers and buyers under one roof.
Hot spot Factory outlet in the Island
Being first Noritake Show room in Sri Lanka , Started Sales activity way back in year 2OOO , more than 15 years ago & it is high time to do renovation + expansion to offer a better Customer service + more convenience to our loved Customers.
Estimated Budget is around 1O M & with the renovation & expansion & largest Ground Floor Outlet coming under Noritake umbrella any where in the world & it is in nearing completion stage ;
Though One area is restricted to customers , yet the Matale Factory outlet has become , Probably the Best Tourist foot pathed factory Outlet in the Country.
Even with the rainy whether , Outlet is always Crowded & with the construction completion by mid of October , Factory Outlet may become a largest , modern & modest & State art of the art factory Outlet in the country.
Noritake: Showstopper of the Crockery World is here!
Noritake today launched its exquisite and exclusive store in Bangalore. The store was inaugurated by Mr. Shoji Hosoi, General Manager Overseas, Noritake, Mr. Kenji Obara, Senior Manager Overseas, Noritake and Pramila Aiyaapa, Asian Games Medalist form Bangalore. The launch also saw a few eminent personalities from Bangalore, including Mr. Chandrashekaran, Owner, Deepam Silks along with his wife.
The store in Indiranagar, Bangalore houses 130 varieties of Noritake tableware and is the first Noritake store in India to do so. The store also showcases a 24 Carat Gold Tea Set, which is a rarity across the stores in India. Each product in the store is a bespoke jewel that adds elegance to your dinner table. It includes formal and casual dinnerware, and giftware. So, whether it is a salad plate or a tea cup – it is an asset to own! Noritake tableware is of highest standards and their durability remains unquestionable. Beauty, colour and style are a part of this much aspired brand.
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever!” Yes, we all desire beautiful things and aspire for it. And, what’s better than getting it served on a plate? Well, that is what Noritake has been doing for years and now it is time for India to experience the beauty and class of this particular brand of dinnerware as the brand launched its exclusive store in Bangalore today! While the world loves crockery, we Indians love it a tad bit more! No wonder then we like to collect them and use the best when occasion demands for. But, laying the table out for the guests now will get more interesting as India joins an elite group of countries where Noritake is available.
This brand of tableware manufacturer, which has wowed audiences in countries like the Japan, USA, Germany, UAE, Sri Lanka and more is an asset in every home. It brings elegance to every table and has become a family possession that is handed down from generation to generation. The style and designs of Noritake are desired world over and are rarely offered by any other crockery brand in India or other countries. Its 22 carat gold/platinum-trimmed porcelain crockery has and will always have fans around the world.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Shoji Hosoi, General Manager Overseas Sales, Noritake said, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce the arrival of Noritake, one of the most aspired for brand in crockery around the world, in Bangalore. Now, Indians will get a taste of crockery that is not only world class but, a rarity too!”
Adding to the excitement of Noritake’s Bangalore launch, Mr. Kenji Obara, Senior Manager Overseas Sales, Noritake said, “I thank everyone who is a part of the store launch today, who took out time from their busy schedule especially for this occasion and also friends from the media. We wanted to introduce Noritake to Bangalore as the city has a taste for high-end lifestyle products. We are immensely happy to choose Bangalore as our India destination for Noritake.” Ms. Pramila Aiyaapa, eminent sports personality graced the occasion with her presence and said, “I am happy to be a part of the brand Noritake and wish the group a good luck and hope to see many Noritake stores in India.”
Noritake dinnerware has a high demand from the royal palaces across the country that has been using the brand from generations. With a technologically superior and diverse product range, Noritake has been a favourite with homes, hotel chains and airlines for its delicate designs and durable quality. After having sold in 147 countries so far, the brand has now arrived in Bangalore to adorn the dining tables here and tell the story of a legacy that is more than a 100 years old!
Noritake Tabletop of Japan opens exclusive brand boutique in Elante Mall
Noritake, the No. 1 crockery brand in the world, opened its exclusive brand shop in Elante Mall in Chandigarh, on Sunday. This is the Japanese tableware giant’s only fifth exclusive shop, after having opened brand shops in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Delhi and Bangalore are next in line. By 2018, the company plans to have 12-15 brand boutiques across the country.
Though Noritake has exclusive stores in four other cities, the Chandigarh showroom is the first of its kind in the country, laying out the company’s new international boutique concept.
The inauguration was done by none other than the distinguished art historian and connoisseur, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri Professor B.N. Goswamy, who does not hide his deep admiration for Japanese design. Among others present were Mr Kenji Obara, Senior Manager, International Marketing (Asia) from Noritake Co. Ltd, Japan, and Mr Abhinav Agarwal, Managing Director, East Coast Distributors Pvt Ltd as Business Partner of Noritake Co. in India.
Speaking to a select gathering on the occasion, Mr. Obara and Mr. Agarwal said “the brand’s entry into India is almost 15 years old. Apart from our brand boutiques, we also have dealers network across the country and our brand range is exhibited at over 75 premium retail counter platforms. We have three retail associates in Chandigarh and equal numbers in Punjab territory. In modern trade also, we are available with Home Stop, Home Town and at @Home.
“Noritake’s quality porcelain and bone-china are actually the strongest ceramic dinnerware materials in the world. The ornaments marked on the tableware in gold or platinum are pure 22 carats”.
“Despite the highest quality standards, the brand range is being offered at an affordable price to the large target group of households & corporates. The shapes and sizes of various world class products have been specially designed as per Indian requirements.
“At our Chandigarh showroom exclusively, we shall be showcasing some of the finest tabletop range from Japan also. Among the overall product categories displayed shall be Dinner Sets starting from Rs. 17,885, Tea Sets starting from Rs. 5385 and Gift Products like Mugs and Vases starting from Rs. 595.
Some of the Bone China Collections:
Masters: Richly coloured for a look of dramatic elegance, the Masters collection is white bone china at its lightest, most translucent and most luxurious. Each pattern represents our most exacting standards of design and craftsmanship.
Fine Dining: The design is classic, modern and understated, a design which will never go out of style. The beautiful bone china body is adorned with striking highlights of gold/platinum on all the handles and finials.
Some of the White Porcelain Collections:
Commander: With the traditional simple and brilliant white body, Commander brings beauty and quality to dining tables around the world. The variety of designs will brighten and enrich your dining.
Paramount: Perhaps the ultimate value in white porcelain, Paramount is a pure statement in simple and sophisticated form and function, designed for today’s lifestyle.
HOTEL SHOW COLOMBO – 2O15
This is a show case of Hotel Supplies & Services & Noritake Lanka Porcelain has participated for this even as major Contributor / Exhibitor .
It is a window to show the New Hotel Product ranges to the Hoteliers , Major Decision Makers of New Hotel Project to come alive etc .
Being the oldest , continuous & technologically advanced hotel ware manufacture in SL , Our Stall ( 51 & 52 ) was one of the highest traffic area through out the event.
Noritake Stall was attended by the giant hotel chains , single resorts , 5 * properties , Small Luxury hotelier , Clubs , High end restaurants , Main decision makers of New hotels projects etc.
This is a very clear indication of the Trust & Confidence that Hoteliers have placed on Noritake Hotel ware table top ranges for more than 4O years.
Noritake opened it's brand new showroom at ODEL Alexandria Place, Colombo 07 featuring it's exclusive giftware porcelain selections.
Noritake hosts customers to
Table Setting demonstration
Noritake Lanka Porcelain Ltd (NLPL) recently hosted a selection of its customers to an interactive demonstration in the intricacies of table setting.
Conducted by its consultant Sharmini Goonetilleke, the several guests present that morning, and even friends of the media, were taken through the intricacies of table settings which also included the usage of crockery and cutlery.
Adding value to the experience was also another interactive and interesting demonstration in the art of folding table napkins by former hotelier Jeremy Muller. Here guests were taken through the paces of how to make a lotus flower, standing fan and a bird of paradise.
This demonstration in the art of table setting and napkin folding was to add value to the recently launched Bridal Registry which gives bridal couples the chance to indicate specific items of their choice. At the same time it enables guests to be part of a meaningful and appreciated gift, thereby making it work both ways.
With the launch of this Bridal Registry, Noritake Lanka Porcelain Ltd (NLPL) goes on record as being the first-ever porcelain company in Sri Lanka to do so.With its 43 year old history in this country, NLPL today enjoys iconic status as Sri Lanka’s pioneer porcelain tableware manufacturing company and has catered to generations of satisfied customers both locally and in South East Asian region.
Noritake, first-ever porcelain company in Sri Lanka to launch ‘Bridal Registry’
Noritake Lanka Porcelain Ltd (NLPL) recently launched its Bridal Registry and thus goes on record as being the first-ever porcelain company in Sri Lanka to do so.
Deputy chairman and Managing Director of Noritake Lanka Porcelain Pvt Ltd (NLPL) Yoshinari Shimaya said, "The launch of this Bridal Registry is the result of continuous requests we have had from numerous customers over a long period of time. Very often bridal couples are flooded with gifts they might never use. This is sadly an absolute waste of both money and goodwill. This Bridal Registry, on the other hand, gives couples the chance to indicate specific items of their choice. At the same time it enables guests to be part of a meaningful and appreciated gift. So it does work both ways".
The history of the bridal registry goes back to the giving of gifts which is a long tradition in the history of marriage. In ancient times couples were showered with symbols of fidelity, fertility, and prosperity. Later on wedding gifts became items which helped the new couple establish their home. For nearly a century brides in America have been creating a bridal or wedding registry. The very first registry was created in 1924 in Chicago to enable an engaged couple choose their china, silver and crystal patterns. This idea eventually spread across the country and throughout the retail industry. Although very much a foreign concept, the Bridal Registry is relatively new to Sri Lanka and is fast catching on in Colombo.
"We have already had quite a number of couples in Sri Lanka creating their Bridal Registry with us. The concept seems to be fast catching since we have also had a few Sri Lankan couples living overseas and who plan to get married here choosing this option. This is also because we offer the added advantage of shipping the gift items back home to their residence overseas. This takes away the stress and hassle and lets the couple focus on their big day in peace", Shimaya added.
New Year Rush @ Noritake Factory Outlet
This year , Much awaited factory sale started today & though New year is 2 weeks away , uncontrollable traffic has come to the Sale in the First day unexpectedly .
Hence , We had to allocate additional Factory Staff to handle it.
This is the one & only Sale happening in the Factory as an annual event in the calendar & due to the large stocks mainly export oriented products are sold @ very much affordable prices to every folk.
This year new year sale will be held until 11 th April continuously from 9.OO am – 6.OO pm.
Noritake Lanka crafts Holy Communion bowls for Papal visit to Sri Lanka
Noritake Lanka Porcelain Ltd (NLPL) has been bestowed with the unique honour of crafting the Holy Communion bowls for His Holiness Pope Francis’ visit to Sri Lanka.
These brilliant white porcelain circular bowls measure 224.8 mm in diameter, 76.8 mm in height and weigh 682 grammes. They have been made from porcelain sourced 60% in Sri Lanka and 40% from imported materials and has the lettering ‘Canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz. 14 January 2015’. 24 karat gold, lead and cadmium free pigments have been used in the decoration of these bowls.
These bowls will play a significant role in the Holy Masses the Pontiff will hold during his three day visit to Sri Lanka. Of the total of 1300 bowls which have been manufactured, the Holy Pontiff will use one while the others will be used by the Catholic clergy when giving Holy Communion.
Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Noritake Lanka Porcelain Pvt Ltd (NLPL) Yoshinari Shimaya said, “We’re deeply honoured and humbled at having been chosen to manufacture these special Holy Communion Bowls. Several detailed and extensive discussions on the ‘design review’ were held between the Archdiocese of Colombo and our team in the past few months with regard to the artistic and technical specifications of the Holy Communion bowls. This final product has been well received and this is an endorsement of the high quality of work of our experienced and dedicated team”.
Sri Lanka is the second Asian country to be visited by His Holiness Pope Francis and the first destination of this apostolic voyage to Asia. The Holy Father arrives in Sri Lanka on Tuesday 13 January for the cannonisation of the Blessed Joseph Vaz and leaves two days later.
A number of Cardinals, Bishops and Priests will participate in the Holy Mass at the Galle Face Green. About 1500 VIPs, about 500 sick and differently-abled persons will also participate in the Holy Mass. A large number of Bishops, Priests and people from Goa and India will also take part.
Ideally situated at the crossroads of Dharmapala Mw and Sir James Peries Mw (Pitthala Junction), Noritake’s 10,000 sq ft flagship store is spread over three floors and enjoys prestigious visibility from its vantage location.
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.
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 Air Port.
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