Prima Ceylon eyes more investments as it completes 40 years in Sri Lanka

Feb 28, 2019 (LBO) – Prima Ceylon, the flagship company of the Prima Group Sri Lanka, celebrated four decades of successful partnerships and growing together with the nation, at an event recently in Trincomalee, where its state-of-the-art flour milling complex and one of the largest flour mills in the world under one roof, is
located.

Speaking at the occasion Primus Cheng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Prima Group, said: “Our current investment in Sri Lanka amounts to US 240 million dollars. It is an investment we are proud of, and we will continue to explore new opportunities to add value to the country and our business partners.

‘This year marks 40 years of Singaporean – Sri Lankan cooperation, 40 years of foreign direct investment in Sri Lanka and 40 years of Prima progressing together with the country’s people.”

Being Sri Lanka’s first recorded Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 1977, Prima Ceylon’s core business is wheat flour
milling and distribution. For four decades, Prima has played a dynamic and vital role to help bolster Sri Lanka’s food security, foreign reserves, employment opportunities, the local bakery industry and related industries, staying true to its corporate purpose ‘we provide solutions to help you grow’.

To mark its 40th year, Prima Ceylon will launch a programme to recognise and celebrate innovative and successful Sri Lankans from the food industry across the country, with the aim of inspiring future entrepreneurs and businesses to continue to raise the standards of the country’s bakery and wheat flour based industrial sectors.

Prima Ceylon operates one of the largest integrated flour milling complexes in the world. The facility is equipped with Swiss technology, a high efficiency grain milling capacity (3,650 MT per day), mega silos storage (350,000 MT) and the ability to directly berth (100,000 MT) ‘cape-size’ bulk carriers, which are some of the largest carriers in the world.

With this capacity Prima Ceylon is able to provide a continuous supply of quality consistent wheat flour to the nation, ensuring food security, regardless of any external environmental factors. Its fully-automated milling complex has received the ISO9001:2000 and ISO22000:2005 awards and since 2004, Prima Ceylon exports flour to many countries in the Asian Region.