Japanese investor to start manufacturing flexible packaging for Sri Lanka Tea Industry


Sep 09, 2019 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment signed an agreement with a Japanese company to establish a plant that will be manufacturing flexible packaging that will be utilized by the local Tea industry.

The agreement was signed by Mangala Yapa, Chairman of the BOI and Yusaku Sugano, Managing Director of Sugano Colombo Pvt Ltd and Dinesh Dahanayake, Director of the company.

To manufacture the bags a large pouching machine will be brought to Sri Lanka and the packaging will be produced in Ja-Ela would be mainly flat bottomed bags.

Prior to joining as a part of the Japan Polyethylene Industrial Guild in 1976, the firm started off with polyethylene inflation processing and continued into welder processing of chloride Vinyl in 1971 and into Multilayer Inflation Processing in 1995 (heavy-duty packaging field).

The company was awarded the certification of ISO9001:2000, Eco-Action Certification and a certification by the Flexible Packaging Hygiene Association respectively in the years of 2005, 2008 and 2012.

Currently the company handles the entire sequence of producing various film packaging from planning, designing, printing, laminating, slitting and bag making (for various product film packages) until the sales management of packing industry materials.

Employing over 195 people from Japan with a capital of 58 Million Yen, the company delivers products approximately for over 1,200 companies in the Kansai area.

These products include food, pet food, electricity, hardware, fiber, daily necessities, fishing tackles, automobile products, and general retail-related industries.

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