Having started a venture 30 year ago with my father and his team, today I am privileged to be a Chairman of one of the most competitive Industrial Chemicals & Transport company with emphasis on efficiency in operations, reliability for customers and trust on sustainable development. For us, sustain ability means aligning economic success with environmental and social responsibility. Our approach to corporate responsibility also has a social dimension based on our belief that the long-term success depends on the existence of stable and economical viable communities. We have been continuously involved in addressing a variety of issues, ranging from Education, Health and Employment.
In the last decade the industry faced a series of prolonged crises. These crises allowed us to gain invaluable experience and guided us to newer avenues that would have remained unexplored if the conditions had been more conducive. We are now more accustomed to the importance of sustainable growth and have learned an important lesson that an increase in production does not necessarily lead to growth.
Looking forward, we have merely reached the next level that each member of our company needs to focus on. Ensuring that the company will support by itself a sustainable growth regardless of external factors. We have the key success elements necessary to withstand the winds of change. The stimulation provided to build a highly skilled and creative research and development team is supported by the state-of-the-art infrastructure. Our well-recognised market presence with a broad product portfolio, which is being marked up with newer product ranges and efficient manufacturing capabilities that boasts of high quality production and cost effectiveness.
I would like to thank our employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders, for their dedication and support. We are committed to improving the efficiencies in our operations and differentiating ourselves in the market-place through customer focused innovation in product and services, so as to build a stronger and sustainable future for our Company and our associates.