Win a trip to Bangkok with MA’s Kitchen

 

Terms & Conditions

1. The competition is being hosted by MA’s Tropical Food Processing Pvt Ltd. whose registered office is at 30 Gothami Road Colombo 08.

2. Employees of MA’s Tropical Food Processing Pvt Ltd, or their family members or employees of their advertising and media agencies are not eligible to apply.

3. There is no entry fee to enter this competition.

4. Closing date for entry will be 31st January 2017. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

6. The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are as follows:

- One trip to Bangkok for 4 persons (two adults and two children) on a twin sharing basis for 3 nights stay. The package will include only the airfare, food & lodging on bed & breakfast basis.

- Weekend stays for 10 families (2 adults and 2 children per family) on a sharing basis at Paradise Mist or Paradise Water hotels, Sri Lanka.

- 100 gift packs containing MA’s products.

7. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

8. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator.

9. The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

10. Prizes will be available for collection from MA’s Tropical Food Processing Pvt Ltd, 30 Gothami Road Colombo 08 or MA’s Gourmet, 472 Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05.

11. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

12. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

13. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

14. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

15. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to MA’s Tropical Food Processing Pvt Ltd and not to any other party.

16. This competition is only open to Residents of Sri Lanka.

Terms & Conditions

1. The competition is being hosted by MA’s Tropical Food Processing Pvt Ltd. whose registered office is at 30 Gothami Road Colombo 08.

2. Employees of MA’s Tropical Food Processing Pvt Ltd, or their family members or employees of their advertising and media agencies.

3. There is no entry fee to enter this competition.

4. Closing date for entry will be 31st January 2017. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

6. The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are as follows:

- One trip to Bangkok for 4 persons (two adults and two children) on a twin sharing basis for 3 nights stay. The package will include only the airfare, food & lodging on bed & breakfast basis.

- Weekend stays for 10 families (2 adults and 2 children per family) on a sharing basis at Paradise Mist or Paradise Water hotels, Sri Lanka.

- 100 gift packs containing MA’s products.

7. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

8. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator.

9. The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

10. Prizes will be available for collection from MA’s Tropical Food Processing Pvt Ltd, 30 Gothami Road Colombo 08 or MA’s Gourmet, 472 Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05.

11. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

12. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

13. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

14. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

15. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to MA’s Tropical Food Processing Pvt Ltd and not to any other party.

16. This competition is only open to Residents of Sri Lanka.

Empowerment and Inclusivity: Key ingredients for MA’s Foods’ northern debut with USAID VEGA/BIZ+

Colombo, Sri Lanka: As part of its 30-year anniversary activities, MA’s Tropical Food Processing broke ground on a 25-acre, self-sustaining food processing facility in Iyakkachchi, Kilinochchi. The company’s debut in the Northern Province has been facilitated through a partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported VEGA/BIZ+ investment program, and reflects MA’s continuous commitment to ‘go beyond’ by fostering economic growth, and empowering the communities it engages with.    

“This project gives back to people in the community and promotes inclusive economic growth in the local economy,” explained Mario De Alwis, Chairman, NLFF and Managing Director, MA’s Tropical Food. “Many youth from farming communities sacrificed their lives to bring peace. Now it is our turn to foster and sustain national harmony.”

The company is particularly concerned with providing employment to vulnerable members of the community such as war widows and ex-child combatants, thereby building strong and sustainable partnerships.

MA’s subsidiary North Lanka Family Foods (NLFF) will operate the facility, which will be Sri Lanka’s first food processing enterprise with a “sustainable circular economic business model”: boosting  the economy without creating waste. Not only will the use of all outputs to enrich the supply chain be planned, but every component is also being designed to leave a minimal environmental footprint.

In addition to a food processing center, the complex will house a model organic farm, as well as residential training and conference facilities. Local farmers will benefit financially by having direct links to community collection centers, managed by local entrepreneurs and MA’s financial partners.

“As a policy we prefer to station our factories close to farming communities, this helps MA’s get the better quality produce and offers employment for young people and others in rural areas” added Mr. De Alwis. “We hope to assist local communities to resurrect disrupted value chains, improving their livelihoods and reintegrating with the rest of the country. We also hope to provide training facilities for youth from farming communities, and facilitate organic agriculture.”

MA’s Tropical Food Processing (Pvt.) Ltd. has been a leading food manufacturer in Sri Lanka for over 25 years. It is a producer and marketer of quality food ingredients and condiments for retail consumers in Sri Lanka, as well as to larger corporate and export-oriented customers in the food industry. The corporation is based in Colombo with factories in Dambulla and Minuwangoda.

BIZ+ is a USAID-funded economic growth program that seeks to create jobs and increase household incomes by providing small and medium-sized enterprises in economically-lagging regions with financial, technical, and managerial assistance. Since 2011, the BIZ+ program has committed LKR 1,420 million ($9,8 million) to support businesses in hospitality, agriculture and coir, apparel and textiles, automobile services, handicraft, and food processing sectors.

Experience the authentic flavours of Italy with Ma’s organic Italian range

In their mission to introduce easy to prepare gourmet cuisine to the Sri Lankan kitchens; Ma’s Food Processing has recently introduced an organic Italian range. The new range is rapidly gaining popularity among the adventurous foodies and is ready to turn your meal time in to a gastronomic journey to Italy.
“We want to inspire our customers to recreate the culinary experience of Italy in their own homes. The delicious Italian favourites offer a journey of epicurean proportions, enabling the consumer to be adventurous in their kitchen and turnout traditional Italian dishes made with modern food sensibilities,” Ma’s Food Processing Managing Director Mario de Alwis elaborated.
The organic Italian range includes organic olive oil, Italian Russello Flour and whole wheat flour, organic pastas, whole wheat pastas and shortly organic pasta sacue . Prepared from wholesome organic ingredients, the new organic Italian range is certified by a reputed international body.
Products are handpicked by Ma’s Foods for its ability to deliver nutritional value, quality and superior flavour at a cost effective price. The organic pasta and organic whole wheat pasta is locally produced at the Ma’s Foods main production facility in Dambulla, using speciality pasta machines installed in collaboration with its Italian consultants.
The flour and semolina used in the range are truly authentic with grains grown by Sicilian farmers and milled in a traditional stone mill.
The new product range is available at the Ma’s Gourmet speciality store in 472 Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05, the ‘Good Market’ and shortly in selected supermarkets.

MA’s foods successfully conclude equity investment deal

 

MA’s Foods, Sri Lanka’s favorite family meal solutions provider, and Aavishkaar Frontier Fund have successfully completed negotiations on an equity infusion of LKR 300 Million in the family owned company by the fund. MA’s, which celebrated its 30th year in existence this year, is pushing ahead with a new phase of growth with this fund infusion, which also marks the first investment of Aavishkaar Frontier Fund in Sri Lanka.

 

Aavishkaar is well known as a global pioneer in entrepreneurship based approach to development through venture capital investments in enterprises working with the low income population in rural and underserved markets. Aavishkaar began with a focus on early-stage enterprises operating in India, and with the Frontier Fund, it is now working with enterprises in South and South East Asia. The MA’s investment is the second investment from its Frontier Fund, a regional fund which invests in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan. Since its incorporation in 2002, Aavishkaar has made more than 50 investments and currently manages US$ 200 million of funds.

 

MA’s Foods has matured from an ingredient supplier to a diverse food solutions provider with the inclusion of industry professionals to compliment the family management team. The investment will enable MA’s Foods to meet its expansion into the North of Sri Lanka with a state of the art factory creating opportunities for the conflict ravaged communities and meeting the objectives of its strategic succession plan.

 

MA’s Foods is the manufacturer of some of the country’s most popular brands including MA’s Kitchen, Happy Home, Dad’s Garden and Pasta Roma. MA’s markets a large portfolio of organic, fair-trade and conventional gourmet meal solutions including spices, seasonings, curry pastes, sauces, ready-to-eat foods and coconut based products and has export markets in quality destinations such as Japan, Germany and Holland. The backward integrated company has been uncompromising in food safety and quality standards, sustainable practices and its responsibilities to the communities it works with. MA’s has a number of international certifications on food safety (FSSC2200), organic produce (EU, JAS and NOP), fair trade (FLO) and social and environmental best practice (ISO 14000, OHSAS 18000, SEDEX).

 

“MA’s has tremendous potential for scaling up its business with its combination of excellent management team, established local brands, longstanding international relationships, significant backward linkages and commitment to sustainability and fair trade. Aavishkaar is very happy to have found the right partner in MA’s for its first investment in Sri Lanka,” said Sanchayan Chakraborty, Partner at Aavishkaar.

 

“It is fantastic motivation and a privilege to work with Aavishkaar Frontier Fund, who share many of our parents’ values and business ethics giving us the second generation the opportunity to take the company to its next phase of growth. In the coming months, we will continue with our vision of ‘being an inseparable part of every kitchen’ while ‘crafting tasteful moments’ for desiring families around the world with much more vigor”, says Maliek De Alwis, an Agribusiness graduate from the University of Adelaide and current CEO of the company. “What’s great is we get to continue with our social commitments and responsibilities to the communities we work with, while growing the company to its next stage”, says his younger brother Sheran, an Australian qualified food technologist and the company’s Chief Compliance Officer.

 

MA’S has planned many events to celebrate its 30th jubilee with its consumers and partners and is upbeat on its growth plans and readiness for an IPO in the coming years. The company has a dream of becoming the country’s first Organic & Fair Trade certified company to be listed.

 

Contacts:

MA’s: Mario de Alwis (mario@masfoods.lk)
Maliek de Alwis (maliek@masfoods.lk)

Aavishkaar: Sanchayan Chakraborty (Sanchayan@aavishkaar.in)
Shashvat Rai (shashvat@aavishkaar.in)

 

Limited Edition Avurudu gift pack

To celebrate Avurudu 2016 MA’s has launched a limited edition gift pack. The gift pack is filled with popular favourites all carefully selected to create a traditional Sri Lankan meal.

Gift packs available from MA’s Gourmet & Selected Keells outlets.

 

Profoods Propack 2015

MA’s will be attending the popular Profoods Propack exhibition on the 7th, 8th & 9th September at BMICH, Colombo 07. The exhibition showcases Sri Lankan & International Food Processors and Packaging companies promoting diversified food & services. Representatives from both our Retail, Export & Food Service sectors will be present to discuss any requirements.

MA’s Muluthange Relaunched

The popular recipe website Muluthange.lk has been relaunched. MA’s is so dedicated to cooking the company has its very own recipe website. The new look site has a vast collection of delicious recipes featuring the MA’s, Happy Home, Dad’s Garden and Pasta Roma product ranges. The site also includes a selection of hints and tips to help the Sri Lankan cook. Consumers are able to upload their own recipes, enter competitions and comment on existing recipes.

Profoods Propack 2012

MA’s will be once again exhibiting at Profood Propack 2012 from 6th to the 8th July a BMICH Sri Lanka. MA’s will be holding sampling at the stall and all products will be available at a discounted rates. Profoods Propack is a popular exhibition in Sri Lanka with more than 15,000 people expected to attend over the 3 days. Profoods Propack is the only processed food exhibition in Sri Lanka and is eagerly anticipated by all the industry.

Muluthange Cookery Theatre Hosts The Singing Chef Don Sherman

The Singing Chef Don Sherman will showcase his culinary skills at The Muluthange Cookery Theatre during the 2012 Profoods Propack Exhibition6th 7th and 8th July at BMICH.

The free cooking demonstration and sampling will be held at Hall C during the popular Profoods Propack exhibiton.

 

‘We are excited to have the captivating personality of The Singing Chef Don Sherman to demonstrate our maiden demonstration. This type of cooking demonstrations will be a first in Sri Lanka with the cooperation of many companies allowing us to showcase some the county’s best food brands” says Maliek De Alwis, CEO MA’s Foods.

 

Audience members are in for an entertaining cooking demonstration with sampling and giveaways throughout the event. Profoods Propack is Sri Lanka’s only food processing and packaging exhibition, this popular event is a fantastic display of the country’s food processing brands and companies and is expecting over 15,000 visitors in 2012.