Pelwatte Dairy commissions new milk powder plant

Sept 19, 2018 (LBO) – Pelwatte Dairy Industries Limited, a local dairy manufacturer expanded its operations by commissioning a brand new milk powder plant within its factory complex in Buttala.

The plant increased the company’s daily raw milk inflow capacity to 300,000 litres.

“Annually Sri Lanka imports over 90,000 tons of milk powder spending millions of rupees,”

“We want to contribute to reduce by at least 50 percent in the next few years.” Akmal Wickramanayake, managing director, Pelwatte Dairy Industries Limited said.

The opening of the new plant also raises the number of farmer families benefitted by PDIL’s attempts to 5,000 and has also created other job openings within the plant itself thereby uplifting the livelihoods of the Buttala area.

Further strengthening operations PDIL also made significant structural changes to its internal management at the beginning of this year.

First quarter performances also reflected a sales increase of 20 percent in comparison to the previous year.

Consumer confidence has also grown as the PDIL product range is expanded to include drinking yoghurt, flavoured yoghurt and a premium ice-cream range.