Astron wins Multiple Accolades at 18th State Pharma Corp Supplier Convention

Posted On 09 Sep 2019
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Astron Limited Deputy Managing Director – Sirimal Fernando (2nd from left) and Mahinda Jayasundara – Manager-Institutional Business receives an Award from Dr. Rajitha Senaratne – Hon. Minister of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine.

Astron Limited, the leading Sri Lankan pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing company won multiple accolades at the 18th State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) Supplier Convention held on 24th August 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Hambantota. The best suppliers to SPC were selected based on quality of the products, speed of delivery and other criteria. Astron won 3 awards for the Best Supplier (SPC Private Sector) for 2016, 2017 and 1st Runner-up for 2018.

“As a Sri Lankan manufacturer and marketer of high quality pharmaceutical products since 1956 we are delighted to have been recognized by the State Pharmaceutical Corporation, which is the premier supplier of pharmaceutical products to consumers as well as the government and private sector healthcare institutions” said Ms. Marise Deckker- Managing Director, Astron Limited.

This prestigious SPC Supplier Convention was graced by the Hon. Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and many distinguished invitees from the public and private sector healthcare industry.

Astron Limited was the only local manufacturer to win three awards under the SPC Private Sector Category, for three consecutive years, surpassing foreign and multinational suppliers.

“Winning these accolades is indeed a strong recognition of our consistent commitment to quality and our dedication to the Sri Lankan Pharmaceutical Market” said Sirimal Fernando – Deputy Managing Director, Astron Limited.

“As the leading local pharma manufacturer and supplier, we will continuously strive to exceed the expectations and trust placed in us by the State Pharmaceutical Corporation and our consumers in the future as well” he added.

Astron, in keeping with its mission, develops, manufactures & markets high quality pharmaceuticals under a number of therapeutic classes. Astron supplies its range of products to the private market, government hospitals through the Medical Services Division (MSD) of the Ministry of Health and to the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC). Astron also exports pharmaceuticals to several countries.

Astron Limited is a fully Sri Lankan owned company which researches, develops, manufactures and markets quality healthcare products. The company was incorporated in 1956 creating a milestone in the pharmaceutical industry by setting up the first pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the country.

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