(Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – August 2019) Silafrica, a leading packaging supplier to East Africa and surrounding regions was the honored recipient of five 2019 East Africa Best Brand Awards. The company produces rigid packaging for food, beverage and chemicals packaging as well as consumer products for the middle income and base of pyramid populations in Africa for home, sanitation and schools.
The coveted award ceremony was the first of its kind in the region and was hosted by the Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress and Stars of the Industry Group, and endorsed by the Asian Confederation of Businesses, Hospitality International, Thought Leaders, CMO ASIA, and others. The awards were presented during ceremonies held on June 19th at the White Sands Hotel and The Beach Resort, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Silafrica Tanzania was recognized for excellence in five categories, including Manufacturer & Supplier of the Year, Best CSR Practice and Socially Responsible Company of the Year. In addition, the company was awarded the Emerging Brand Award for its Simtank line of commercial water tanks and Alpesh Patel was named CEO of the year.
In accepting the CEO of the Year Award, Alesh Patel, Silafrica Tanzania CEO, stated, “I am deeply honoured to receive this award. I believe that it is also recognition of our entire family of employees and their dedication to the highest standards of work in serving the needs of our customers, suppliers, employees, community and Shareholders. I want to share our genuine appreciation with you and we’re so thankful for all of your support throughout the year.”