The Re-Exporter of the Year award will be presented to a company who has excelled in re-exporting and at the same time establishing Fiji as the true hub of the region. The winner will demonstrate expansion across existing and new markets and utilised Fiji’s sea and air connectivity well within the region. The winner will demonstrate the expansion across existing or new markets and through the introduction of creative and innovative operational processes and value adding, show robustness in managing and developing international growth.
Tappoo Group of Companies is a family run business headquartered in its hometown, the Coral Coast of Sigatoka. Since its establishment in 1942, the company has come a long way in contributing towards the growth of the nation. The company continues to evolve with the changing business environment and demands. Over the years, the Group has diversified in many sectors such as Tourism and travel, wholesale, manufacturing and export, motor vehicle sales and service, fuel retailing and commercial real estate. Apart from stamping its mark in the local market, The Tappoo Group of Companies continue to strive for growth in the regional and international markets. The Group is the re-exporter of renowned beverages such Fiji Water and Pepsi and envisions to continue with its momentum of growth, enhancing Fiji’s position as the true hub of the region. Tappoo Group of Companies strategic mindset and continued business growth impressed the panel of judges.
Asaleo Care’s vision is to become the leading hygiene experts in the Pacific driven by empowered employees, innovative brands and loyal customers. Re-exporting a number of well known brands such as Treasures, Orchid, and TENA across the Pacific, export sales have grown an impressive 23% year on year over the last three years. With only the raw material imported, the company value-adds by designing, manufacturing, sourcing local packaging and repacking for distribution across the Pacific. By placing a firm emphasis on renewability and the recyclability of raw materials, Asaleo Care strives to offer environmentally sound products. Judges marked Asaleo Care highly for their marketing strategy along with their value adding processes.