Foreconns Canneries established in 1989 is the first fish canning factory in Sri Lanka approved by the European Union. There are over 150 employees currently employed in both the Beruwala and Kalutara plants.
The nature of business at Foreconns Canneries includes the processing of canned and bottled cashews, vegetables, chutneys and pickles and vacuum packed fish and dried fish. Foreconns produces a variety of ethnic food items which are mainly distributed in foreign countries. Some of our main products include Spicy Tuna (Ambulthiyal), Tuna fish curry, Breadfruit curry, Cashew curry and Fish Spread etc.
The maintenance of European Union and Food and Drug Administration (USA) standards together with HACCP, ISO 22000 and SLS certification has enabled us to provide great satisfaction to end users in taste in every piece and drop.
These high quality products thus ensure a shelf life of 2 years. In fact the performance of the thermal sterilization without adding any preservatives or permitted colors will hold its genuine taste and aroma throughout its long shelf life.
The continuous quality and other facility improvements done in satisfying the end users have also been recognized by various entities including Industrial Development Board, National Chamber of Exporters and Export Development Board etc.
Merit Award - Agriculture Value Added Small, NCE Awards
“Best Entrepreneur” in 2007, organized by Industrial Development Board
2nd Runners Up
Sri Lanka Food Processors Association – 2nd Runners up 2008
Bronze Award - Agriculture Value Added Large, NCE Awards 2008
Silver Award - Agriculture Value Added Large, NCE Awards 2009
Bronze Award - Agriculture Value Added Small, NCE Awards 2010
Silver Award - Agriculture Value Added Small, NCE Awards 2011
Merit Award at the Sustainable Consumption and production Awards 2012 conducted by SWITCH Asia and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
Silver Award - Agriculture Value Added Small, NCE Awards 2012
Silver Award - Agriculture Value Added Small, NCE Awards 2013
Island First under the category of “Food & Beverage sector” at SMIDEX 2014 organized by the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development. This was indeed a big achievement for our company since we are an export-oriented firm in which around 90% of products are served to export markets.
Silver Award - Agriculture Value Added Small, NCE Awards 2014 (Held in 2015)
First Place – RDB 30th Anniversary, Best Product Range (2015)
Silver Award - Agriculture Value Added Small, NCE Awards 2015 (Held in 2016)
National – Small Category Winner at 11th Industrial Excellence Awards of Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries (2017)
Gold Award - Agriculture Value Added Small, NCE Awards 2016 (Held in 2017)
Agriculture Value Added Small, NCE Exports Awards 2021 (Held in 2022).
Provincial Winner – 2nd Place
National Excellence Awards, Provincial Winner – 2nd Place, Processed Food Sector, Ministry of Industries February 2022
Best Export-Oriented Women Entrepreneur - EDB
One of the Top 5 Best Export Oriented Women Entrepreneur, Exports Marketplace Program, Export Development Board, February 2022
Entrepreneur Awards 2023 – Western Province
1. Merit Award (Industry/Manufacturing Sector)-Large
2. Best Value Added Enterprise
The “Branding through Packaging”, Export Development Board, March 2023
Exports Category – Bronze Award
SMEDA 2023, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.
National Industry Excellence - GOLD Award
Fish and Meat Sector, National Industry Excellence Awards 2023, held by the Industrial Development Board cum Ministry of Industries.