The National, Wednesday March 12th, 2014
THE hardware store unit of the City Pharmacy Ltd (CPL) Group has won the Orgill Pinnacle Award after purchasing US$1.7 million worth of products from the US-based Orgill Inc last year.
Orgill is the world’s largest hardware distributor and operates in more than 60 countries.
The Pinnacle award ceremony was held in Orlando, Florida, USA and Hardware Haus representatives Marlon Ratnayake, David Foreman and Ravinesh Prasad along with CPL Group chief executive Ravi Singh were there to receive the award.
The award was determined based on the criteria of contribution to retail development in PNG alongside a US$1 million purchase last year.
This was the first time for the hardware company to receive it.
Hardware Haus said it was looking forward to opening its do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement store at the new Waigani Central complex to be called Haus Depot.
The group said the company purchased US$1.7 million worth of products from Orgill for the opening of their 3,000sqm complex at the new Central Waigani complex by mid-year.
Orgill’s territory manager Prital Bansal said: “We give this award to recognise our customers for their commitment to develop retail in their country and who achieve one million dollars in purchases of US branded products from our company in a calendar year and our customer to win this Pinnacle award for 2013 is Hardware Haus PNG.”
CPL Group chief executive Ravi Singh in response said: “We are delighted with this award bestowed on us.
“This recognition reinforces our commitment to driving the business through quality products sourced worldwide and thus giving us an edge over our competitors.”