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Updated on December 14, 2018 at 10:28 am
Eskimo recognized at National
Productivity Awards 2017
Eskimo Fashion Knitwear (Private) Ltd., a company renowned for their production of export quality knitwear for international markets, garnered four outstanding awards one Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze awards - at the National Convention on Quality and Productivity Awards 2017, which was held recently. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP) hosted this awards ceremony with the objective of promoting quality and productivity among companies across the island, and to select the best teams to represent the country at the next International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) 2017, which will be held in Philippines in October 2017.Participating for the second consecutive year, Eskimo's Purchasing team was adjudged winners of Gold award, whilst its Hand Cutting team clinched a Silver Award, and the Sample Room and Knitting Team were awarded with two Bronze awards. Commenting on the occasion, a official of Eskimo Fashion Knitwear (Private) Ltd. said, “The recognition we received at the National Productivity competition pays tribute to the hard work and creative insights of our dedicated young staff. I'm deeply grateful to the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity, for recognizing and rewarding the efforts and talents of our teams. These awards stand testimony to our ongoing program - ‘Total Quality Management’ initiated two years ago, as we proceed towards a unified goal with total commitment, hard work, talent and innovation. We have always encouraged our employees to develop core value in line with our company's vision - to establish Eskimo as a brand which represents first class manufacturing operations on a global platform.”
Updated on December 14, 2018 at 10:27 am
Eskimo is recognized outstanding
BOI Enterprise in Sri Lanka 2017
The Board Of Investment Of Sri Lanka honours Eskimo Fashion Knitwear (Private) Limited For outstanding contribution towards the Economic Transformation of Sri Lanka at the BOI 40th Anniversary Celebrations held on 15th September, 2017.
Updated on December 14, 2018 at 10:25 am
Eskimo Wins Gold at the
ICQCC 2017 in Philippines
Guaranteeing outstanding quality, Eskimo Fashion Knitwear (Pvt) Ltd., is a Gold winner at the International Convention on Quality Control Circles 2017. Held in Manila, Philipines. With 362 teams from major Asian corporates participating. Eskimo’s gold reflects extremely well on Sri Lanka as a whole. And we thank you for this success! Now we are even more encouraged to bring you world class products to become your supplier of first choice of knitted & sewn accessories & hosiery articles.
Updated on December 14, 2018 at 10:25 am
Triple Win For Eskimo Fashion Knitwear-2018
Eskimo Fashion Knitwear, one of the leading garment manufacturers of Sri Lanka, was able to clinch three gold awards and one bronze award at the National Convention on Quality and Productivity, held recently at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, organized by the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP). The Total Quality Management (TQM) Team at Eskimo Fashion Knitwear, were able to display their skills and expertise in upholding quality and productivity by winning three gold awards and one bronze award under the category of ‘Continuous Improvement Teams’.
This event was organized to promote quality and productivity in Sri Lanka and to encourage employee involvement and leadership to achieve excellent performance, was graced by Speaker Karu Jayasooriya, with a key note speech delivered by Prof. Ajantha Sujeewa Dharmasiri, Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardanepura.
Manik Santiapillai, Managing Director, at Eskimo Fashion Knitwear said, “These awards affirm our company’s commitment to quality and productivity through adapting globally recognized practices. Our aim is to ensure that we maintain quality and productivity during all stages of our value chain, to deliver world-class accessories, socks and tights to our customers. This is a valuable recognition after a comprehensive evaluation between many participants across multiple industries and we congratulate our TQM Team on their proud achievement” Eskimo Fashion Knitwear is a successful knitwear manufacturing company which has been in operation since 1980. In its successful journey over the last three decades, in producing high quality knitted and sewn garment accessories, Eskimo Fashion Knitwear now comprises a modern and vertically integrated manufacturing operation with three factories located in Negombo, Pallekele and Punanai.
Updated on December 14, 2018 at 10:22 am
“Donation of Chairs” to the Sunday school of Ambakote Vinyagar Kovil”
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come;” Employees of Eskimo-Pallekele organized the “Donation of Chairs” to the Sunday school of Ambakote Sri Selva Vinyagar Kovil, Pallekele on 29th March 2018.
Updated on December 4, 2018 at 10:11 am
Mercantile Volleyball championship – 2018
“2018 Mercantile Volleyball Championship” started on the 1st September, 2018 at the National Youth Center, Maharagama and it was conducted under 3 categories namely “ A- Division”, “Champion Ship” and “Super League”. For the first time in the history of Eskimo our team participated at this tournament under “A-Division”. It is a pleasure to inform you that the brilliant performance of the Eskimo team resulted in them being selected for the “A-Division” finals (out of 32 teams). This will be held on 10th November 2018. Let's congratulate our team!
Updated on December 14, 2018 at 10:19 am
35th MBA Novices Badminton Championship 2018
Mr. Sandanam Shanker – Head of IT, won the below titles at the 35th MBA Novices Badminton Championship 2018 on 18th March, 2018. · 2nd Place in the Men’s Masters’ Singles event · 3rd Place in the Men’s Masters’ Doubles event Also the below members participated in the tournament. · Indika Fernando – Assistant Manager (Outsourcing) · Saman Fernando - Shift Leader (CMS) · Gayan Gunasekera – Quality Controller (QA)
Updated on December 14, 2018 at 10:19 am
Avurudu Uthsavaya – 2018
Eskimo Pallekele celebrated Sinhala & Tamil New Year 2018. “Just as a new bloom spreads fragrance and freshness around… the new year adds a new beauty and freshness into lives of all at Eskimo.” This event was organized by Eskimo – Pallekele on 20th April, 2018 at the Eskimo Pallekele premises.
Updated on August 28, 2019 at 4:24 am
Mercantile Six A side soft ball Cricket tournament 2019 – 1st Runners Up
Mercantile Six A side soft ball Cricket tournament 2019 organized by “Shin Nippon Welfare Society” was held on 18th August 2019 @ Shalika Ground. There were 24 teams who participated in this tournament and it is a pleasure that “Eskimo” team was able to win the “1st Runner up” trophy. Chinthana Madhushantha Kumara of Eskimo was awarded as the “Best batsman” of the tournament.
Updated on August 28, 2019 at 5:37 am
36th MBA Novices Badminton Championship 2019 – 1st Runner Up
Sandanam Shanker – Head of IT, Emerged 1st Runner up in the Men’s Master’s singles event in the 36th MBA Novices Badminton Championship 2019 held in June 2019. The tournament was conducted by the Mercantile Badminton Association of Sri Lanka.
Updated on April 28, 2021 at 3:17 am
HOW WE THE ESKIMO FAMILY IS FACING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SITUATION
The whole of Sri Lanka faced a lockdown situation from 16th March, 2020 and we established a timeline for our team to report to work with patience and understanding on the precautionary steps to be taken and procedures to follow with the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic situation. Our factory re-opened in May 2020 beginning with 50%, then gradually increasing to 75% and 100% capacity, and we also understood that due to the nature of this virus, some of our employees were working from home in the isolated areas where we were able to facilitate them with laptops and WiFi Routers in co-ordination with their Managers. The below steps were taken to help keep our employees in a safer environment: -
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection
- One meter distance between desks and work spaces
- The staff transport vehicles too have been instructed always to sanitize and to accommodate the employees only to the number of seats available.
- Daily temperature checks upon office entry
- Issuing Face masks FOC etc.
- Washing hands often and for at least 20 seconds
- Stay 1 meter apart from the co-workers
- Wear a mask
- Stay at home if the employees are sick and if there are any symptoms to consult the medical authorities
Updated on October 25, 2021 at 2:35 am
Eskimo Goes Green for a Sustainable Tomorrow
Eskimo Fashion Knitwear (Private) Limited successfully completed the first phase in its journey to minimise its carborn footprint by installing a 1.8 MW rooftop solar installation at its main factory in Kadirana, Negombo by investing a sum of rupees 240 million. This solar installation covers nearly 70% of the factory rooftop with 4044 solar panels across an extent of 10,800 sq. metres.
Updated on December 16, 2021 at 10:21 am
Apparel exporters seek collaboration to realise industry’s potential
Sri Lanka apparel industry has risen to the challenges posed by the pandemic and the sector can contribute further to the country's economy, provided that all stakeholders collaborate to address critical constraints, apparel exporters point out.