Bopitiya Auto Enterprises – APEA – Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

OUTSTANDING CATEGORY

JUDE RODRIGO
FOUNDER


Bopitiya Auto Enterprises
No 668, Nugape, Pamunugama,
Sri Lanka
Tel: (+94) 11 4831 535
www.bopitiyaauto.com


Jude Rodrigo is the founder of Bopitiya Auto Enterprises, which is a sustainable pioneering and fastest growing prestigious Sri Lankan quality brand manufacturer, distributor and exporter of Automotive Fastening and Suspension Components and Automotive Leaf Springs and Accessories. He is an industrialist and also a model entrepreneur in the leading enterprise in Sri Lanka where the empowered life journey teaches in many aspects.

He started the journey to success in 1981 with one employee and only 60-USD in hand. The basic organization was established by his own in thatched hut and worked 19 hours a day without taking a single holiday. The model entrepreneur’s journey then emerged as four turning points. As the starting point he produced aluminium kitchen utensils by aluminium casting which was not being a success. Then he started to manufacture boat spare parts by aluminium casting which was also a fallen phase. Again, as the third effort he started in manufacturing Brass Water Taps through brass casting which also failed. Through the great craftsmanship gathered with the emboldened, experience, speciality and the strong learnings from the fallen stages, gathered with the determination, the dedicated entrepreneur ultimately kept its foot print to manufacture Motor Vehicle Bronze Bushes and Industrial Machinery Required Bronze Bushes which made the industry in to the track. Lessons learnt and experience gained through failures, and challenges that were faced, had as its destiny to be one of the best. By 1982, Sri Lanka Transport Board (CTB) decided to import Leyland Viking Buses from India. From that they tendered 31000 bronze bush requirements for the running repairs of the buses. Making the situation as an opportunity, fortunately Jude was able to supply a part of that bush order making a huge turning point to the brand in the entrepreneurial journey. After that he started in manufacturing other suspension related components where it today manufactures above 100 auto component varieties for different vehicles. Also, the company manufactures hanger bolts for multi storey buildings as well as customer designed light engineering products. Today Jude could recall the past and reflect on the present with utter satisfaction.

Though he is an industrial specialist, Jude identifies himself as a people-oriented entrepreneur. Indeed, he has created a unique working culture where he generously cares his employees. The employees work for the bonded friendship where he is proud of the family-like relationship where BAE (Bopitiya Auto Enterprises) Family cooperate with culture in the diversified work roles. Owing to the dynamic and pragmatic leadership Mr. Jude Rodrigo is professionally endowed with a workforce of solid technical knowledge and sophisticated machine environment seen in the Asian region. Along with his team, he always strives hard to deliver the best solutions to their customers to be reliable and trustworthy within the industry. APO – Japan has already nominated Bopitiya Auto Enterprises as a “Model Factory” in Sri Lanka because of the unique creative thinking pattern and the special excellence he has on the industry. Bopitiya Auto Enterprises is enriched with the concepts like 5S, Kaizen, JIT, TPM and TQM in implementing business strategies inside the company with Jude’s Persuasion and commitment.

Jude not only provides his estimable guidance and leadership to the organization, he also looks into the Sri Lankan industry and the community to share the experience and the knowledge without limitations. He has also played an active role in community development by service organizations and CSR affairs at personal and organizational capacity through his participation. Most of the external parties like University Students, School Students, Sri Lanka Armed Forces, Sri Lanka Police and other Several Government Bodies has also identified Bopitiya auto and Jude as a unique and important segment in the country and has selected as a learning source.

He always makes his path to excellence in manufacturing fastening and suspension automotive components by innovating the original products according to the Sri Lankan road conditions so that his industry will go into heights day by day and customer satisfaction will also go high at a high percentage. With the experience of 37 years, Bopitiya Auto Enterprises today has become a pioneer in Motor Spare Parts Industry in Sri Lanka. Ultimately, Jude led the brand to achieve its quality commitment through ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001: 2004 and responsible care certifications. Jude always wants to deliver a perfect product and service to the customers. He always makes sure that his strategies not only ensure client satisfaction but also ensure the success in every aspect. The successful attempts have further able to ensure from the extensive industrial stronghold in 2016 by the installation of another new green manufacturing plant which manufactures best quality leaf springs in line with the international quality levels.

Throughout the years under the leadership of Jude Rodrigo, the excellence has been ensured with numerous awards including the Most Outstanding Exporter of the year organized by the National Chamber of Exporters Sri Lanka, National Gold Awards for Business Excellence by National Chamber of Commerce, National Crystal Award for Industrial Excellence by Ceylon National Chamber and Industries, National Gold Award for Entrepreneur of the year by Federation of Chamber of commerce and Industries of Sri Lanka, National Gold Award for SLIM SME Brand of the year by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, Best Energy Efficient and Best Productive Enterprise Awards. Learned lessons and experiences through challenges shaped the way to the best from the better.

Jude says “Entrepreneurship is a challengeable journey. It can’t be done easily, its capacity varies in each individual, as I feel memorable factors, creative thinking through innovations added me toward my enterprising effort to be a prominent entrepreneur in Sri Lankan Motor Spare Parts manufacturing”. He has the inner talent for leadership and a strong determination. He opted living a mega challenge to the challenges and in that he could won the challenges. Continuous positive thinking and refusing “No” or “Can’t” of negativity is the inner quality of him. His nature of optimism ultimately has opened the doors for his goals. Thinking power associated with physical ability makes wonders. Power of his concentration paved the way for him to create new innovations.

His long-term vison for the company is to explore new methods to expand more international markets and consider how the company’s portfolio can be diversified to address the current challenges in the local and international trade sector. Jude always empowered with the great skills and a definite vision to make Bopitiya Auto Enterprises as a prime brand in Auto Components market Nationally as well as Internationally.

OUTSTANDING CATEGORY

JUDE RODRIGO
FOUNDER

Jude Rodrigo is the founder of Bopitiya Auto Enterprises, which is a sustainable pioneering and fastest growing prestigious Sri Lankan quality brand manufacturer, distributor and exporter of Automotive Fastening and Suspension Components and Automotive Leaf Springs and Accessories. He is an industrialist and also a model entrepreneur in the leading enterprise in Sri Lanka where the empowered life journey teaches in many aspects.

He started the journey to success in 1981 with one employee and only 60-USD in hand. The basic organization was established by his own in thatched hut and worked 19 hours a day without taking a single holiday. The model entrepreneur’s journey then emerged as four turning points. As the starting point he produced aluminium kitchen utensils by aluminium casting which was not being a success. Then he started to manufacture boat spare parts by aluminium casting which was also a fallen phase. Again, as the third effort he started in manufacturing Brass Water Taps through brass casting which also failed. Through the great craftsmanship gathered with the emboldened, experience, speciality and the strong learnings from the fallen stages, gathered with the determination, the dedicated entrepreneur ultimately kept its foot print to manufacture Motor Vehicle Bronze Bushes and Industrial Machinery Required Bronze Bushes which made the industry in to the track. Lessons learnt and experience gained through failures, and challenges that were faced, had as its destiny to be one of the best. By 1982, Sri Lanka Transport Board (CTB) decided to import Leyland Viking Buses from India. From that they tendered 31000 bronze bush requirements for the running repairs of the buses. Making the situation as an opportunity, fortunately Jude was able to supply a part of that bush order making a huge turning point to the brand in the entrepreneurial journey. After that he started in manufacturing other suspension related components where it today manufactures above 100 auto component varieties for different vehicles. Also, the company manufactures hanger bolts for multi storey buildings as well as customer designed light engineering products. Today Jude could recall the past and reflect on the present with utter satisfaction.

Though he is an industrial specialist, Jude identifies himself as a people-oriented entrepreneur. Indeed, he has created a unique working culture where he generously cares his employees. The employees work for the bonded friendship where he is proud of the family-like relationship where BAE (Bopitiya Auto Enterprises) Family cooperate with culture in the diversified work roles. Owing to the dynamic and pragmatic leadership Mr. Jude Rodrigo is professionally endowed with a workforce of solid technical knowledge and sophisticated machine environment seen in the Asian region. Along with his team, he always strives hard to deliver the best solutions to their customers to be reliable and trustworthy within the industry. APO – Japan has already nominated Bopitiya Auto Enterprises as a “Model Factory” in Sri Lanka because of the unique creative thinking pattern and the special excellence he has on the industry. Bopitiya Auto Enterprises is enriched with the concepts like 5S, Kaizen, JIT, TPM and TQM in implementing business strategies inside the company with Jude’s Persuasion and commitment.

Jude not only provides his estimable guidance and leadership to the organization, he also looks into the Sri Lankan industry and the community to share the experience and the knowledge without limitations. He has also played an active role in community development by service organizations and CSR affairs at personal and organizational capacity through his participation. Most of the external parties like University Students, School Students, Sri Lanka Armed Forces, Sri Lanka Police and other Several Government Bodies has also identified Bopitiya auto and Jude as a unique and important segment in the country and has selected as a learning source.


Bopitiya Auto Enterprises
No 668, Nugape, Pamunugama,
Sri Lanka
Tel: (+94) 11 4831 535
www.bopitiyaauto.com


He always makes his path to excellence in manufacturing fastening and suspension automotive components by innovating the original products according to the Sri Lankan road conditions so that his industry will go into heights day by day and customer satisfaction will also go high at a high percentage. With the experience of 37 years, Bopitiya Auto Enterprises today has become a pioneer in Motor Spare Parts Industry in Sri Lanka. Ultimately, Jude led the brand to achieve its quality commitment through ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001: 2004 and responsible care certifications. Jude always wants to deliver a perfect product and service to the customers. He always makes sure that his strategies not only ensure client satisfaction but also ensure the success in every aspect. The successful attempts have further able to ensure from the extensive industrial stronghold in 2016 by the installation of another new green manufacturing plant which manufactures best quality leaf springs in line with the international quality levels.

Throughout the years under the leadership of Jude Rodrigo, the excellence has been ensured with numerous awards including the Most Outstanding Exporter of the year organized by the National Chamber of Exporters Sri Lanka, National Gold Awards for Business Excellence by National Chamber of Commerce, National Crystal Award for Industrial Excellence by Ceylon National Chamber and Industries, National Gold Award for Entrepreneur of the year by Federation of Chamber of commerce and Industries of Sri Lanka, National Gold Award for SLIM SME Brand of the year by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, Best Energy Efficient and Best Productive Enterprise Awards. Learned lessons and experiences through challenges shaped the way to the best from the better.

Jude says “Entrepreneurship is a challengeable journey. It can’t be done easily, its capacity varies in each individual, as I feel memorable factors, creative thinking through innovations added me toward my enterprising effort to be a prominent entrepreneur in Sri Lankan Motor Spare Parts manufacturing”. He has the inner talent for leadership and a strong determination. He opted living a mega challenge to the challenges and in that he could won the challenges. Continuous positive thinking and refusing “No” or “Can’t” of negativity is the inner quality of him. His nature of optimism ultimately has opened the doors for his goals. Thinking power associated with physical ability makes wonders. Power of his concentration paved the way for him to create new innovations.

His long-term vison for the company is to explore new methods to expand more international markets and consider how the company’s portfolio can be diversified to address the current challenges in the local and international trade sector. Jude always empowered with the great skills and a definite vision to make Bopitiya Auto Enterprises as a prime brand in Auto Components market Nationally as well as Internationally.