Enhancing its capabilities as a third-party logistics provider, Advantis 3PL Plus,a subsidiary of the Hayleys Advantis Group, unveiled a state-of-the-art Central Logistics Hub in Thulhiriya, Kegalle.
Chairman and Chief Executive of Hayleys PLC, Mohan Pandithage, ceremonially opened the premises in the presence of Hayleys Advantis Managing Director, Ruwan Waidyaratne, members of the Group Management Committee of Hayleys Advantis, BOI Executive Director – Investor Services, Mahinda Ramanayake, BOI Executive Director – Zones, Lawrance Madapatha and representatives from the Sri Lanka Policeand the Warakapola Divisional Secretariat.
“It is with great pride that we unveil the Thulhiriya Central Logistics Hub to the world of trade and commerce. As the 3PL leader in Sri Lanka, this facility will allow us to boost our operating efficiencies and service levels to all of our clients. Undoubtedly, this hub will be a nexus for commercial trade and distribution in the future” said Ruwan Waidyaratne Managing Director of Hayleys Advantis Limited.
Strategically located near the Central Expressway, the 60,000-square-foot facility will act as one of the main hubs for the Integrated Logistics Cluster operations of the Group, enhancing its end-to-end logistics services from supply chain procurement to warehousing and delivery. Moreover, the last-mile pick-up and drop-offservicewas officially launched at the location, displaying the subsidiary’s efforts exerted towards strengthening the final phase of the delivery process to end customers.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, BOI Executive Director- Zones LawranceMadapatha explained,“Investments in logistics and warehousing havethe potential to have a multiplier effect on numerous industries, including the streamlining of imports and exports. Moreover, the facility managed by Advantis 3PL Plus has created many job opportunities for youth in the area. As such, we welcome the team to Thulhiriya.”
“The new facility, while providing services to third parties, will act as an imperative component of the end-to-endsupply chain operations ofthe Group. Given its strategic location, we are now poised to strengthen deliveries to ourend customers which includeboth local and international clientele. This will vastly improve the logistics management within the country and support the economy during these challenging times,” said, SheranAbeysundere, Member of the Group Management Committee of HayleysAdvantis Limited.