The Jewellery World Awards (JWA) honoured the KGK Group with the Manufacturer of the Year Award in Diamonds Category for the year 2021 on 21 February in Dubai.
Sandeep Kothari, Group Managing Director received the award on behalf of the entire team from Nirupa Bhatt, Consultant Advisor, GIA in the presence of industry leaders.
Over the years, KGK has witnessed exemplary growth in its diamond operations. The recent launch of an ultramodern diamond manufacturing facility in Saurimo, Angola testifies the same. Discerning diamond buyers worldwide seeking natural and ethical diamonds trust KGK and understand its advantages of integrated supply pipeline, expertise, quality, and choice. KGK Group is amongst handful of global companies who are De Beers Sightn=holders, Alrosa Alliance Members, and Rio Tinto Select Diamantaires.
Talking about the award Sandeep Kothari dedicated this award to the entire KGK family and expressed his gratitude towards everyone who helped them move forward. “I thank the jury for considering us for this honour, as well as our loyal customers and colleagues. A business is not only led by one leader, but by a team of people who work relentlessly to improve the brand and services. For this honour and distinction, we are grateful to Jewellery World Awards. This award will encourage us to continue to improve and set new goals each day.”
JWA recognises KGK Group’s Diamond Operations with Manufacturer of the Year Award 2021, at a gala evening held in Dubai on 21st February 2022. Sandeep Kothari, Managing Director, KGK Group received the Award from Nirupa Bhatt, Consultant Advisor, GIA. KGK’s growth strategies in the diamond sector have always emphasised inclusive growth, paving a success path for many. This acknowledgment is a driving force that will fuel KGK’s belief system and empower it to surpass expectations.
Sanjay Kothari, Vice Chairman, KGK Group also expressed his elation, “We all have worked tirelessly in making the business grow globally. Our passion and dedication since the start made us attain this honour. We are not only happy but proud too for KGK Group achieving this benchmark.”
KGK Group is mentored by Mr. Navratan Kothari who is the group chairman and took the mantle of the company in the 1960s. Bearing the torch of the legacy are the two strong leaders, Sanjay Kothari, and Sandeep Kothari. The fourth-generation leaders have worked relentlessly to transform the KGK group into a global enterprise with operations in 16 countries. It employs 12000 people and has expanded attained a vertically integrated standing of mines to brands in the gems and jewellery realm.
The award ceremony took place at JGT Dubai (Jewellery Gem Technology Dubai) and was followed by a gala dinner attended by industry professionals. This magnificent event was organised by Informa Markets Jewellery, the world’s premier B2B jewellery exhibits organiser, and the Italian Exhibition Group SpA. (IEG) on 21 February 2022.
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