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Alpha was founded in 2006 in the Polgahawela region, and is known as a factory where the friendly climate is teamed with innovative production systems and cutting-edge technologies. Together with opportunities for professional growth, these are the characteristics that have earned Alpha a unique reputation in the region.
Some 2,100 people are employed in the factory, 90% of them women. Health and safety are the top priorities in the factory, so all new employees are monitored and trained so that they are able to perform each operation first and foremost safely, as well as efficiently. In addition, when a new employment opportunity arises in the factory, priority is always given to the workers already present in the company: Alpha is renowned for the opportunities for advancement offered to its employees, and this is further confirmed by the absence in the company of permanent expatriates.
The factory offers a wide range of bonuses to all its employees: from free transport to the creation of low-interest loans for the purchase of a home or vehicle, as well as free counselling services, basic and further training courses. In addition, all employees are guaranteed free breakfast and lunch at a symbolic price. The meritocracy that governs employee assessment is a central feature of personnel management, and aims to reward the most deserving workers with wage increases and annual bonuses, as well as developing in-company career paths.
The company believes in supporting not only its employees, but also the community that is home to the factory. Among the projects developed by Alpha, two particularly important ones have been implemented during this last year. The first is called “Hasarellak Soya” (In search of a smile), and seeks to provide help and support both to children in local orphanages and to elderly people in difficulty. The second is called “Mihikathata Thurusewanak” (Shade for the earth) and is a programme for planting and reforestation in the areas around the factory, with a view to supporting the environment and the biodiversity of the local area.
The people who work with us have always been our most invaluable resource, so a presentation of our factories would not be complete without hearing from them. Here are the stories of those who produce our items every day: