"Crown of the Strength" Elcardo it's indeed a long journey that has come along over 3 decades to achieve that present status of Elcardo. So this is just a brief review on Elcardo inventions from its inceptions.
It was in early 1980's an energetic youngster named Athula Rohan Weerarathne, the present Chairman of Elcardo group, with his moderate thinking took the first step to research how he could introduce. Locally manufactured. His first innovation to the local market was the first ever locally made 'crash bar' for auto mobile jeeps. Subsequently he moved on to producing Auto mobile exhaust line accessories and he was the pioneer to manufacture exhaust line accessories using stainless steel.
In 1985, Elcardo was legally registered as a business industry and thereafter in no time the Elcardo name became very popular among the auto mobile users throughout the island. Elcardo launched a new product line in early 1990 by bringing down Exclusive Automobile Accessories (specifically made for 4 wheel driven luxury vehicles) from abroad resulting in Elcardo becoming the leading supplier of Automobile accessories at present day.
Elcardo with its utmost dedication also succeeded in fabricating all types of Stainless Steel railings, display racks; many other structures for Building Constructions, Kitchen pantry cupboards and more Stainless Steel solutions required by star hotels, hospitals and private sector clients.
Elcardo entered to the Roller Shutter business in a manner of importing the entire range of state of art machineries that are used to manufacture Roller Shutters, Pulleys, springs and other accessories. Elcardo became the leading manufacture and stockist for the entire range of roller shutter accessories by which, the small and medium scale of industrial engaged in the shutter field got a valuable opportunity in obtaining other requirements at a low and competitive price enabling them to sustain in the industry.
In 1997, Elcardo Industries Pvt Ltd was incorporated under the 'Companies Act No 17 of 1982' and simultaneously Elcardo found that hardly anyone manufactures roller doors locally in accordance with international standards. Therefore Mr Weerarathne made the precious decision to import the entire range of state of art machineries from Australia and Japan, which resulted in Elcardo becoming the pioneer company to fabricate roller doors with using Australian technology. Today thousands of houses, car sheds, commercial premises and lot more places are adorned with high quality powder coated zinc alum roller doors, carrying the Elcardo name. Since these doors are manufactured with Australian technology, the doors are confirmed to be of international standards.
Elcardo Industries Pvt Ltd is the very first company among the roller door industry that is to be accredited with ISO 9001-2000 & ISO 9001-2008 SGS certificate in honor quality effective service that is rendered to the customer.
Certificates are not required to prove the Elcardo's craftsmanship and the quality of the roller doors, as the official residence at Colombo, tangalle and also the secretariat of H.G. the president of D.S.R of Sri Lanka are secured with Elcardo Roller Doors.
Time to time, Elcardo management has innovated to manufacture various items that are highly demanded to the construction solutions such as Zinc Alum Color bonded and non color roofing sheets, gutters, down pipes and C purling with cold rolled foamed and hot dipped zinc coated high strength steel strip and low carbon black steel strip which could be used for pre fabricated buildings in any size which are in accordance with customer requirements.
Among the new ventures, manufacturing of Neu stone surface top ups which could be used in place of granite has become very much popular among the customers as the cost and service are much competitive comparing to granite along with its perks of easy maintenance and longevity. Neu stone tops could be used for pantry tops, bar tops, wash room wall coverings, floor tops and any surface tops that granite are to be used.
The latest introduction by elcardo is a product named W.P.C which is used instead of natural wood. W.P.C stands for wood plastic composite and it is a recycled product with the use of wood, saw dust, hay dust and chemicals where the result is an artificial wood panel that could be used for wooden hand railings, roofing, flooring, skirting and fencing along with many more. The special advantages of W.P.C product are heat and water resistant and it also resists from insect encroachment.
With all these investments Elcardo has engaged in a silent contribution to the nation development by saving foreign exchange and providing direct and indirect job opportunities to the youngsters and also being capable of providing their prestigious customers with high quality standard products at very competitive prices.
Elcardo is represented as sole agents in Sri Lanka for many world renowned companies such as Sumitomo Japan, , Uncle Unitycoon Taiwan, Sysco Taiwan, Winbo Taiwan and Many more.
In recongnition of the Elcardo superb quality and methodical craftsmanship and its respectuful service, it has been honored with various awards and certificates during its carrier and some of those valuable junctures are awarded with the stated titles below with its respectful years.
- ISO 9001-2000 by SGS United Kingdom – in year 2008
- ISO 9001-2008 by SGS United Kingdom – in year 2010
- Inco 2010 – Special Award for Overall best Exhibitor
- Construct 2011 (National Construction Association of Sri Lanka) – Most Creative Stall
- “Ganna Ape De” Awarded by Mawbima Lanka Padanama in year 2011
- Business Initiative Directions, QC100 total Quality Award 26th International Quality Summit (US) – Year 2012
- Construct 2012 (National Construction Association of Sri Lanka) – Most Committed Stall
- Construct 2013 (National Construction Association of Sri Lanka) – Most ingenuity Stall
- Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Tear 2013 – National Silver Award Large Category
- Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Tear 2013 – Provincial Silver Award Large Category, Western province