In line with redefining its products, services and concept offerings, Koala recently launched a revamped website that is in line with its Modern Contemporary lifestyle theme. The website was officially re launched during its Kandy showroom opening by Managing Director of Koala Pvt Ltd Mr. Harshith Dharmadasa and Mr. Gamini Weeraratne – Chairman Devon Hotels Group.
Koala Hospitality and Tabletop division introduced to the retail consumer and corporate market its high quality Flatware in 24 and 36 piece classy gift boxes. The perfect gift for any occasion, weddings, anniversaries, as corporate gifts etc, Koala 18/10 stainless is available in 3 designs, Eva, Verona and Monaco.
28th May 2015: Ceyoka ( Member of Nawaloka Holdings), the nation’s leading diversified company, through its fully owned subsidiary Koala (Pvt) Ltd – a name synonymous with a range of stylish interiors and exquisite décor - recently launched its new trendy and versatile Vicrila Glassware and Flatware offerings- The latest line of products to join the Koala Hospitality and Retail tabletop portfolio, among a distinguished gathering of leading Hoteliers, corporates and stakeholders of the hospitality sector.
Addressing the gathering, Nilka Dabare, General Manager, Koala (Pvt) Ltd said “Koala has always been synonymous with exquisite lifestyles and interiors for the last 20 years. Over the past few years we have diversified into other lifestyle aspects; Commercial and residential interior concepts, Design and Construction and Stainless Steel fabrications. The Koala tabletop range consisting of cutlery, crockery, glass ware is our latest addition and offering to the market.” Koala is especially proud to be associated with 2 International companies that each span over a Hundred Years as brands in Oneida, Sant Andrea from USA ( Flatware) and now Vicrila from Spain ( Glassware).
The event, held in conjunction with Hotel Show Colombo 2015, provided an opportunity for those present to experience the unveiling of the Vicrila brand, Spain’s oldest and finest produces of glass for over 120 years, recognized globally among the hospitality industry for its perfection, class and quality. “We are indeed privileged to tie up with a renowned brand as Vicrila. The partnership will enhance our portfolio as we will be able to offer innovative solutions to the hospitality market,” noted Imtiaz Aziz, Head of Sales and Business Development, Koala. “This is a significant milestone in our long journey as Vicirla stands out not just in its strength but in delivery of designed masterpieces.” The newest product range from Vicrila truly encompasses Koala’s commitment to Redefining Lifestyles in the HORECA industry.
Vicrila is devoted to glassware production and its professional collection is especially designed for busy environments within the HORECA sector (hotel, restaurant and catering companies). Koala has been appointed an exclusive distributor to the Vicrila collection offering a complete tabletop solution for customers who demand the highest quality products and innovative designs. Having attained a series of international quality standard certifications, the knowledge, experience and use of advanced technology in the manufacturing process gives Vicrila the cutting edge in the global HORECA market.
Compared to other glassware, the Vicrila collection’s use of thermal treatment gives their products resistance to mechanical shocks, extending the life of the product by five times comparing with non-tempered articles. Furthermore, the articles resist temperatures up to 135 C which makes it possible to transfer articles from an oven to cold water without breaking. Moreover, if any breakages occur due to excessive stress, the article breaks into smaller pieces which are not sharp and harmful, preventing injuries.
Also present at the occasion was Alistair Wilcox, Sales Consultant (Asia and Middle East Region) - Vicrila who entertained the gathering with a demonstration of the benefit of using tempered glass. To the crowd’s delight he used a Vicrilla Tempered Red Wine glass as a hammer to drive a Steel nail into a piece of Mahogany wood!
Invitees were further entertained with an enthusiastic display of glassware and cutlery used to create melodious music. At the event, Koala also showcased its fascinating array of table top solutions including Oneida and Saint Andrea Flatware (cutlery) from USA, “KOALA 18/10 Stainless” Cutlery specifically marketed to mid-range Hotels, banquet settings and also available in classy retail packaging, Schonwald Dinnerware (crockery) from Germany and Ariane -Fine Porcelain, India’s exquisite and elegant Dinnerware brand was also showcased at the Event by Hotel Emporium Lanka. The event also emphasized Koala and Hotel Emporium Lanka’s strategic partnership in distributorship. Together, through this important alliance, their impressive product range will reach the HORECA industry island-wide.
Creating further awareness of its product portfolio, Koala also exhibited its collection at the Hotel Show Colombo 2015. The annual Hotel Show in Colombo is a recognized platform that showcases the latest products and services in the booming local hospitality market.