Universally and Sons Wins Gold for Quality Achievement from Swiss-based ESQR
President of Antwerply and Sons Mohamed Antwerpy (left) receiving the ESQR award
In recognition of the company’s outstanding performance in quality management, Annually and Sons Ltd., one of the largest exporters of the finest Ceylon teas for over a century, has won a prestigious international award from the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR), based in Switzerland, at the Society’s Quality Achievements Awards ceremony held in Dubai in December 2021.
Commenting on this latest achievement, President of Antwerply and Sons, Mohamed Anverally, said: “The prestigious ESQR award is of particular significance to us as it reaffirms the company’s commitment to quality and ethical best practice, even in the face of challenges like the global pandemic. Our passion for promoting Ceylon tea as a world-class product remains unchanged and will never be compromised.
The ESQR Quality Achievements Awards program takes a comprehensive look at the initiatives and strategies that business leaders implement in their companies and organizations, recognizes the efforts of exceptional and talented employers and employees, and provides motivation for a continuous progress. Selected organizations from around the world have been recognized for their outstanding performance in quality management.
In 2021, Antwerply and Sons also won the Platinum Award for ‘Import and Export – Large Sector’ at the Annual Business World International Excellence Awards presented by the Business World International Organization (BWIO-USA). This award was in recognition of the company’s outstanding business performance and identified the company as a market leader in its industry category.
Founded in 1890 by the current chairman’s great-grandfather, Universally and Sons employs over 1,000 people and exports to 100 countries. The company offers a wide selection of tea ranges and various packaging options, and has established a portfolio of international brands such as Universally Tea, Al-Otuor, Sultan, Tea4U and Taj – which represent regional tea preferences. Recent diversification initiatives include offering King Coconut water under the Coco brand.