Prestigious Primaduta Award 2021 for Sakthi Wood Treats Pvt Ltd Thiruvananthapuram

Primaduta Award is a prestigious award presented every year by the Government of Indonesia to acknowledge and laud international importers or buyers, who continue to buy Indonesian products. This year also India has won the Primaduta Award 2021, which is won by Sakthi Wood Treats Pvt Ltd from Kerala. Sanjiv I Sunu, Managing Director of the company received the primaduta recognition in the presence of Mochammad Rizki Safary, Charge de' Affairs, Embassy of Indonesia, New Delhi and Agus P. Saptono, Consul General, Consulate General of Indonesia, Mumbai. Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, New Delhi along with Consulate General of the Republic Indonesia, Mumbai and ITPC Chennai joined together for the online  opening ceremony of Trade Expo Indonesia - Digital Edition 2021 on the 21st Oct 2021 in the Embassy office, where the award was announced. 

Established in 1990 and located in Thiruvananthapuram, SAKTHI WOOD TREATS PVT. LTD., the winner of the 2021 Primaduta Award, is one of the leading manufacturers and sellers of wooden furniture, artifacts, handicrafts, decoration items etc. They have made a name for themselves as a leading exporter, importer, manufacturer and supplier. The company has been doing business with Indonesia for over a  decade and is on a expansion plan.

Sanjiv Sunu is active at every opportunity for activities held by ITPC Chennai, the Indonesian Consulate General in Mumbai and the Indonesian Embassy in New Delhi. He has also actively participated in Trade Expo Indonesia activities starting in 2017.

In carrying out the promotion of Indonesian furniture products, Sanjiv Sunu made several hotel projects in India into an "Exhibition Hall" for Indonesian furniture products, as well as interior designs with Indonesian characteristics. In 2020, the company's total imports of Indonesian furniture were worth USD 1,960,000.

Sanjiv Sunu, is also an Indonesian cultural activist and an activist in the Indonesian Language for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) program which was held in collaboration with the Indonesian Consulate General in Mumbai and the Indonesian Language Agency-Kemdikbud. 

Sanjiv Sunu, a college lecturer turned entrepreneur, is an experienced crafting professional and avid traveler. A chemistry post graduate from the University of Kerala, Sunu has won many accolades and honours including  Business Excellence Award of Trivandrum Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Business Excellence Award by Kerala Development Media during VYAPPAR 2012, Vijaya Sree Award by India International Friendship Society during the National Conference on ‘Economic Growth & National Integration’ held at New Delhi 1999,  award from Cochin Jaycees 1986 in recognition of the Services rendered to Jaycees Movement as a project chairman.

After a tenure of 8 years as Lecturer in the Dept,. of Chemistry, St. Alberts College, Ernakulam, Sunu started a small scale Industry engaged in Rubber Wood processing. Despite apprehensions at the period when rubber wood was being used as fuel / firewood he went ahead with his project of preserving the timber like a lone crusader.

Sakthi Wood Treats Pvt Ltd is one of the pioneers in Rubber Wood processing in India and manufactures and exports Treated Rubber Wood products. The company is nurturing ambitious plans to imbibe advanced technology into its production line / system and to keep in pace with the fast moving realms of science and technology. 

Sunu is also doing research in timber preservation under the guidance of Dr. P.K.K. Nair, Emeritus Professor, CSIR.

Sanjiv Sunu was the Secretary, Post Graduate Students Association Greater Cochin Area during 1978-80,  Member of Maharajas College Union Council 1978-80 and  Vice Chairman, Indian Rubber Wood Task Force. He has published several research papers on a variety of topics.

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