April 10, 2007 (LBO) – Panora Corporation, a Sri Lankan computer firm, opened a 1.2 billion rupee manufacturing plant in Colombo to boost production of its own-brand computers for the local and regional markets. PCH Holdings which started ten years ago, now has interests in pharmaceuticals and healthcare, office automation, consumer electronics, software, audio visual and event production, automobiles and property development. Running at full capacity the facility can turn out 12,000 units of computers per month. Around 200 workers currently work at the facility.
Head of Marketing of the PC House group Rizwan Anise says, the company has invested over a billion rupees spanning three years with the hopes of producing computers for the regional markets.
Panora Corporation a subsidiary of PCH Holdings (PC House) has already made contact with partners focused in computer sales and services in Bangladesh and Maldives.
œDuring the last quarter we have made inroads to Bangladesh and we hope to export 3,000 to 4,000 computers in the next quarter, Anise told LBO.
The company sells Panora branded computer and provide after-sales service through third-party vendors in export markets.