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Medal of Honour for AVK reseller, Joel Selvanayagam

14-07-2017

AVK reseller awarded the Diploma of the Danish Export Association and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour

AVK Holding A/S nominated Joel Selvanayagam, CEO and owner and Kapila Wijayaratne, Sales and Marketing Director, Hovael Holdings, for their dedicated and loyal efforts promoting AVK quality products in Sri Lanka.

The ability to act

Back in 1997, we started our SEA activities and soon got inquiries from several Sri Lanka trading companies. Joel and Kapila showed the ability to act and thus Hovael Holdings became one of our very first distributors. Joel and Kapila paid AVK a visit in January 1998 and before they left, the first order for valves to be shipped to Sri Lanka was placed. This was the beginning of a very successful partnership, now lasting for almost 20 years. 

The key to success

Dedicated and persistent efforts are among the reasons why Hovael Holdings successfully has convinced the National Water and Drainage Board, Colombo, Sri Lanka, to invest in high quality valves. Joel’s persuading telling about why to invest in AVK quality has over the years turned into experiences showing that if you invest in quality, you only need to invest one time over the lifetime of an installation. During 20 years of arguing and convincing, Joel and Kapila have not only proved their belief in the quality concept, they have also convinced the local water authorities (NW&DB) about the benefits.

 

On 12 July 2017, Mr. Joel Selvanayagam was presented with the Diploma of the Danish Export Association and HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour (Mr. Kapila Wijayaratne was absent).

Honouring loyalty and dedication

On behalf of Danish export and in particular the interests of AVK, Joel and Kapila represent the best qualities in a partnership within a foreign market: Focus on sales, loyalty and continued growth of the business over the years. Therefore, it is an honour to reward Joel and Kapila for their efforts, dedication and loyalty.

The Diploma of the Danish Export Association and HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour was presented to Joel Selvanayagam by HRH Prince Henrik at a ceremony at Marselisborg Palace, Aarhus, Denmark.

From left to right: Mr Ulrich Ritsing, Representive of Danish Export Association, Mr Paul Hubbard‎, Group Management Board and Regional Chairman at AVK Holdings A/S, Ms. Ellen Margrethe Kjær, AVK Holding A/S, Mr Joel Selvanayagam, Chairman of Hovael Holding (Private) Ltd., Mr. Niels Aage Kjær, CEO of AVK Holding A/S, Mr. Niels Erik Andersen, Ambassador of AVK Holding A/S, Ms Ilse Korsvang, Representive of Danish Export Association

 
About the Award

The award is given to agents, distributors or companies abroad. To be considered for the award, the recipients have to be able to demonstrate outstanding profits for the past five years. Furthermore, the recipients must support and visualize Danish values, for example by helping other Danish companies penetrate a foreign market and in general promote Danish products and services abroad.

For further information about the Diploma of the Danish Export Association and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour, please visit www.exportaward.dk.