Welcome to the World of Hayleys
We are built from a singular commitment to always add value and deliver excellence in everything we do. From humble beginnings in the South of Sri Lanka more than 140 years ago, over generations, Hayleys has grown and evolved into a formidable diversified conglomerate, and a champion of sustainability and innovation in all 16 business sectors in which we operate.
The strength of the Hayleys Group flows from its rich diversity and intrinsic links to every key facet of the Sri Lankan economy. Our vibrant connection to international marketplaces enables Hayleys to showcase the best that Sri Lanka has to offer through our extensive portfolio of specialized products and services which are exported worldwide.
Our ability to compete effectively at a global scale is complemented by a progressive approach to strategic local and international partnerships that channel investment in order to unleash opportunity and uplifting the people and communities that we are connected to.
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Chairman & Chief Executive
George G Hayley with senior executives also subscribing to equity forms Hayleys Ltd. with a paid capital of Rs.200,000/-, to acquire from the heirs of the late Chas P. Hayley and W W Kenny, the entire undertaking of Hayley & Kenny Ltd.
Hayleys ventures into hoteliering through its subsidiary Carbotels Ltd. Employee share ownership schemes are introduced within the group. Hayleys steps into the business of plantations.
The Group entered into the ship owning business, where Maritime Holdings Ltd. makes its maiden investment in the container vessel “Orient Stride”. Dipped Products Ltd’s initial overseas plant is setup.
Hayleys adopts a new visual identity, replacing its former logo of 50 years, with one that is more contemporary and represents the diversity of the Group’s products and services. Hayleys wins Sri Lanka’s Best Corporate Citizen title for the third successive year
Hayleys enters in to the aluminium extrusions industry by acquiring the Alumex Group. Hayleys wins the Best Corporate Citizen Award for the 4th consecutive year that it took part in the competition. Hayleys acquires Amaya PLC and becomes a key player in the tourism sector
The initial public offering (IPO) of Alumex PLC is oversubscribed and Hayleys also acquires a controlling stake in Alufab PLC. Hayleys commissions its second wind power plant in Jaffna.
Hayleys gains a 75% controlling stake in the Fentons Group. Hayleys increases its global footprint with the purchase of the Kuda Rah Resort Maldives. Hayleys is awarded as Sri Lanka’s Best Corporate Citizen for the 5th year sweeping the boards with a total of 6 key awards.
Hayleys renews its commitment to be a leader in the renewable energy sector with the commissioning of its solar power plant in Welikanda. Hayleys and its subsidiaries acquires 61.73% of equity in Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, marking it as the single largest acquisition for a listed company in Sri Lanka in recent times
Advantis acquired the majority stake in Sri Lanka Shipping Company, a leading shipping and maritime organisation. With this acquisition, Advantis Group became the largest vessel operator, offering a full gamut of services including shipping agencies, clearing and forwarding, heavy lift haulage and warehousing.
Entered in to a partnership with Martin Bauer group of Germany, a global leader and supplier of herbal and fruit infusions. Hayleys Global Beverages was renamed Martin Bauer Hayleys with the joint venture investment by MB Beteligungs GmbH.