Hayleys Advantis invests Rs3.2bln in new distribution center

July 31, 2017 (LBO) – Hayleys Advantis said they will construct a Mega Distribution Center (DC) in Kotugoda with an 3.2 billion rupee investment for the first phase.

The move is part of the company’s expansion strategy with emphasis on consolidating operations for greater efficiency.

The Company broke ground for the 500,000 square feet center paving the way for the construction of the largest facility of this nature in the country, Friday.

“We are proud to contribute towards the Government’s vision of establishing Sri Lanka as a key logistics hub in the South Asian region by investing in projects of this nature,” said Mohan Pandithage, group chairman Hayleys.

“As the country’s largest integrated logistics solutions provider, we have always worked closely with all stakeholders in pushing this industry forward.”

The company will be capitalizing on its experience in designing this new facility and the Mega DC will also consist of the latest in warehouse management technology complemented by world-class equipment which will further boost efficiencies.

“We hope to have the facility completed and ready for operations by August 2018,” said Ruwan Waidyaratne, managing director Hayleys Advantis.

“This investment goes in line with the expansion plans we have in mind for Advantis, and we hope to offer ultimate cost effective solutions for our clients in the near future.”

Advantis has over a decade of experience in managing warehousing and distribution facilitates for both large and small clients through its brand Advantis 3PL Plus (former Logiwiz).

With over six decades of experience in the transportation and logistics industry in Sri Lanka, Hayleys Advantis is on an aggressive drive to expand its presence in the Asian region, already covering 10 countries.

Backed by the diversified blue-chip conglomerate Hayleys PLC, the company provides integrated logistics services through its wide network of offices across the region.