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For the sixth consecutive year, Brandix was acknowledged as the largest donor of blood among private sector organisations with 3,448 units of blood donated in 2015.
Brandix was ranked Sri Lanka’s most valuable Export Brand in Brand Finance’s 2016 ranking of the country’s leading brands.
Brandix won the 'Outstanding Vendor – Overall Excellence' and 'Outstanding Vendor Performance – Bottoms' awards at the Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain's 2016 Vendor Summit in Hong Kong.
Brandix won 11 awards including the Exporter of the Year awards for 2014 and 2015, taking the top honours at the Presidential Export Awards conducted by the Export Development Board (EDB). Brandix was also adjudged the Highest Net Foreign Exchange Earner in 2014 and 2015; the Highest Foreign Exchange Earner in the Apparel Sector in those two years; the Highest Employment Provider in the Export Industry in 2014 and 2015 and the Highest Value Added Exporter in the Apparel Sector last year. The Group also won the award for Excellence in Sustainable Development and the award for Highest Contributor from the Regions to the Export Supply Chain, both in respect of 2014.
Brandix was declared the sole winner for HR Excellence in South Asia (excluding India), at the 2016 HR Awards of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest professional association devoted to the sphere.
With 3,321 units of blood donated, Brandix was felicitated as the largest donor by a single corporate entity in the country for 2014 by the National Blood Transfusion Service for the fifth year in succession.
Brandix i3 clinches the Infor APAC Alliance Partner of the Year award at Infor ANZ & ASEAN Partner Summit Awards 2015.
Brandix India Apparel City (BIAC) was awarded the Scroll of Honour by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India to recognize BIAC's outstanding performance and for setting up and managing a textile park at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and for attracting FDI and establishing an integrated textile value chain.
Brandix receives Gap Inc.'s 2015 Supplier Award for Product Innovation at the company's Supplier Summit in San Francisco, USA.
Brandix wins the PVH 'Global Supplier of the Year' Award across all product categories represented by its global vendor base at the company's Global Supply Chain Summit held in Phuket, Thailand.
Textured Jersey Lanka PLC acquires 100% ownership of Quenby Lanka Prints (Pvt) Ltd to support its journey in becoming one of the leading Fabric Mills in South Asia.
Textured Jersey Lanka PLC was bestowed the 'Firm of The Year' title and was adjudged as the 'Dyer & Finisher of the Year' at the World Textile Awards in London.
Textured Jersey Lanka PLC acquires 100% ownership of Ocean India (Private) Limited, reinforcing its footprint as one of the leading Textile Mills in the South Asian region.
Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited - Essentials, Kahawatte becomes only the second factory in South Asia to receive the prestigious 'Green Grade of the PVH Social Compliance Standard'.
Brandix HQ won the 'Gold Flame' for Commercial Buildings in the Large Scale category at the sixth Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015, while Textured Jersey Lanka PLC received a Merit Award in the Large Scale Manufacturing category.
Textured Jersey Lanka PLC became the Overall Silver Winner at the National Business Excellence Awards 2015, organized by the National Chamber of Commerce. The other awards won by the company included the Gold award in the Manufacturing - Apparel Textile and Leather Products Sector, the Gold award for being the Best Company in Capacity Building, a Silver award for Excellence in Performance Management, and the Silver award in the Extra Large Company Category.
Brandix HQ was awarded the Green Mark - Platinum certification by the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), making it the first commercial building in Sri Lanka to receive this rating.
Brandix was recognised as the Sri Lankan Exporter of the Year for 2012 and 2013, was adjudged the Best Exporter in the Apparel Sector in those two years, and was honoured with four Special Awards for being the Highest Net Foreign Exchange Earner and the Highest Employment Provider in the Export Industry in 2012 and 2013 at the Presidential Export Awards ceremony organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB).
Brandix became the first corporate entity to be recognised as Sri Lanka's 'Organisation Committed to Green' for the year 2013 by the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL).
Brandix i3 opens new 'Innovation Center' in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. The Brandix i3 "Innovation Center" was built on the premise of fostering creativity and encouraging innovative ideas - a unique and novel concept to Rochester. This is the first office in the US for Brandix i3, and will also serve as the home base for US ERP projects.
Brandix leads apparel industry in tribute to Martin Trust - the father of Sri Lanka's emergence as an apparel manufacturer of global significance - with a 238-page coffee table book titled 'Built on Trust'.
Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited - Lingerie, Nittambuwa received the 'Vidulka' Gold award in the 'Large Scale Manufacturing' category and Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited - Essentials, Ratmalana received a Merit award in the 'Commercial Building' category at the fifth Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency awards ceremony.
The Brandix Sustainability Report is adjudged the 'First Time Report Winner' in the Large Scale category at the Sri Lanka Sustainability Reporting Awards presented by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Sri Lanka Liaison Office.
Sanjeewa Premaratne of Brandix Lingerie becomes the inaugural winner of the 'Brandix Rasadiya Gee Tharuwa' - Season One final.
Priyan Fernando succeeds Deshamanya Ken Balendra as Chairman of Brandix upon the latter's retirement after 10 years at the helm of Sri Lanka's single largest apparel exporter.
Brandix i3 is certified compliant with ISO 9001:2008.
Brandix was recognised as the largest private sector blood donor in Sri Lanka, in acknowledgement of an aggregate 10,000 pints of blood donated voluntarily by the Group's employees.
Accenture signs agreement with Brandix to provide business process outsourcing services for human resources, finance and accounting and procurement from Sri Lanka
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce recognized Brandix as a Top 10 category recipient of the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2013. Brandix was also the Sector Winner for Environmental Sustainability and a Category Winner for Environmental Integration at the awards ceremony.
Brandix was once again commended by the National Blood Transfusion Service for conducting the largest blood donation of 2011 by a single entity
Subsequent to the transfer of shares, A&E Lanka and Bangladesh become 100% fully owned subsidiaries of A&E Inc., USA
Brandix Casualwear Bangladesh becomes first apparel factory in that country to receive Marks & Spencer's 'Plan A' Eco Attribute
Brandix was recognized as 'Asia's Best Brand' for the second year running and won two more awards for 'Talent Management' and 'Best In-house Magazine' at the 2012 CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Branding & Marketing.
The Brandix Group won a Gold award at the 2012 HRM Awards presented by the Association of Human Resource Professionals in partnership with Aon Hewitt.
Phoenix Industries, Makandura received the Gold Flame and was also the highest rated facility in the 'Large Scale Manufacturing' category, whilst Brandix Essentials, Koggala won the Silver Flame in the same category at the third Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards ceremony.
Brandix becomes first private company in Sri Lanka to release a Sustainability Report that is on par with global standards.
Textured Jersey PLC receives award for best 'Green Report' in the country at the inaugural awards of the National Green Reporting System of Sri Lanka.
Brandix Lanka was rated Gold in the Corporate Accountability Index for 2011.
Comfortwear (Pvt) Ltd, established as a joint venture partnership, becomes a fully-owned subsidiary of Brandix. The newly created cluster will operate under the name "Brandix Lingerie", having re-directed its business focus in specializing in the manufacture & supply of Bra co-ordinates to leading global brands.
Brandix Mercury Asia receives ISO 27001:2005 certification.
The Brandix Eco Centre in Seeduwa became the first apparel manufacturer in the world and only the third manufacturing entity worldwide across all sectors of industry to be ISO 50001:2011 certified.
Brandix Lanka was awarded the prestigious ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification for practicing the Information Security Management System (ISMS).
Brandix was recognized as 'Asia's Best Brand' and 'Asia's Best Employer Brand' at the 2011 CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Branding & Marketing.
Brandix Casualwear, Ratmalana received the Silver Flame and was also the highest rated facility in the ‘Large Scale Manufacturing’ category, whilst Phoenix Industries received the Bronze Flame in the same category at the second Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards ceremony.
Brandix India Apparel City received ISO 14001:2004 EMS certification
Brandix India Apparel City was conferred the 'Best Performance Award' for 2009/10 as an SEZ Developer by the Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZs (EPCES), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
Brandix Apparel India was conferred the 'Best Exports Award' for 2007/08 in Apparel Exports by the Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZs (EPCES), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
The "Brandix Activewear" Company name was transformed to "Brandix Essentials" in order to reflect the change in product focus, specialization and future business direction.
Brandix Lanka was rated Gold in the Corporate Accountability Rating Survey.
Brandix India Apparel City : formal inauguration at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Brandix Shared Services Centre receives ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Brandix wins National Energy Efficiency Award in Large Scale Manufacturing category at the first ever Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards.
Brandix CEO Ashroff Omar addresses prestigious Centenary World Conference of The Textile Institute in Manchester.
Brandix Lanka was rated Platinum in the Corporate Accountability Rating Survey.
The Brandix Green Project was judged as the National Winner for Sri Lanka at the Energy Globe Awards 2008 presented by the Energy Globe Foundation.
Brandix Lanka Limited won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award presented by the YPO-WPO Social Enterprise Network, USA.
Textured Jersey launched the in-region fleece programme for Victoria's Secret PINK.
Brandix was commended by the United Nations Global Compact as an example of good CSR practice and compliance with the principles of the UNGC.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating for New Construction by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) was awarded to the Brandix Activewear Centre in Ratmalana, the first office building in Sri Lanka to receive this certification.
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce recognized Brandix to be among the Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens for the year 2009.
Brandix was once again ranked as the country's largest apparel exporter and third largest exporter overall for 2007-08 by the Export Development Board, Sri Lanka.
The newly converted Brandix Eco Centre in Seeduwa was ceremonially inaugurated in April.
The Brandix Casualwear plant in Seeduwa achieved a global first in August when it received the Platinum rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System of the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
Brandix was ranked as the country's largest apparel exporter and second largest exporter overall for 2006-07 by the Export Development Board,
Brandix Finishing was presented the Gold Award at the International Green Apple Environmental Awards, conferred by The Green Organization, UK and presented at Britain’s House of Commons, for the innovative efforts taken to achieve zero disposal of solid waste and sludge to landfill.
Brandix India Apparel City : launch of first manufacturing unit.
Garment Dyeing Joint-Venture : Stevensons Lanka.
Established the Brandix Centre of Inspiration.
Established the Automated Denim Plant.
Established Brandix Activewear Ltd.
MOU signed with Government of India for Brandix Apparel City, India.
Brandix received the special award for Highest Net Foreign Exchange Earner in 2005 and was also named the Most Outstanding Exporter in the Apparel Sector in 2005 at the Presidential Export Awards.
Brandix Finishing was recognised by a Community Leader Silver Award in 2005 for Waste Minimisation Practices, and a President's Environment Award in 2005 for Industrial Environmental Excellence.
Hangers joint venture formed A&E Brandix Hangers.
Strategic acquisition of Mast Industries' equity interests in our joint-ventures.
Merger with the Jewelex Group.
Restructure of Brandix Group into Apparel, Textile and Accessories sectors.
Brandix received the Most Outstanding Exporter Award and also took the Gold Award in the Apparel Sector at the National Awards for Export Excellence (NAEE) in 2003.
Formed Brandix Lanka Ltd; "Brandix" - a new name, a new identity
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Joint venture with Colombia Clothing Co Ltd.
Printing joint venture formsQuenby Lanka Prints (Pvt) Ltd.
Acquired Lakeside Garments (Pvt) Ltd.
Joint venture forms Comfortwear (Pvt) Ltd.
Invested in Textured Jersey Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
Established Phoenix Clothing (Pvt) Ltd
Buttons joint venture forms DTM Buttons (Pvt) Ltd.
Established Eden Fashions (Maldives), Pte. Ltd..
Invested in Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
Established Finitex Textile Finishing (Pvt) Ltd.
Established Phoenix College of Clothing Technology (Pvt) Ltd.
Commissioned Kuruwita Textile Plant.
Established LM Collections (Pvt) Ltd
Acquired Eden Fashions (Pvt) Ltd
Formed Mast Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Acquired Phoenix Fashions (Pvt) Ltd
Established Lux Shirts Kahawatta (Pvt) Ltd
Acquired Kuruwita Manchester Textile Mills Ltd.
Acquired Gil Garments (Pvt) Ltd
Thread joint venture forms Manchester Yarn & Thread (Pvt) Ltd; later renamed as American & Efird Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Acquired LM Apparel (Pvt) Ltd
Acquired Kuruwita Textile Mills Ltd
Established Lux Shirts (Pvt.) Ltd.
Established Firoze Limited followed.