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.
Join us in exploring the World of Hayleys
Chairman & Chief Executive
We are the Largest Listed Business and Most Diversified Conglomerate in Sri Lanka.
With interests that span across 16 business sectors and a global footprint reaching across to business strongholds in 5 continents and over 86 countries across the globe, we are a force to be reckoned with in business. We are the ﬁrst listed company in Sri Lanka to cross USD 1 bn revenue in Fiscal Year 2017/18.
To inspire an inclusive world and a thriving planet.
To be Sri Lanka’s corporate inspiration at all times.
Delivering superior shareholder value by unleashing
the full potential of our people and achieving
leadership in all our domestic and global businesses.
A Message from The Chairman
Directors & Group Management Committee
Hayley and Kenny, a partnership formed between W W Kenny and Chas P. Hayley, opens in Colombo.
Chas P. Hayley & Co. becomes a private limited liability company and fully owned subsidiary of Hayley and Kenny Ltd.
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.
The shipping agency department is formed, later to be reconstituted as Maritime Agencies Ltd. (forerunner of Hayleys Advantis Ltd.).
Haychem Ltd., a collaboration with Bayer of Germany, is formed to formulate agrochemicals.
Haycarb Ltd., is formed to pioneer the manufacture and export of activated carbon from coconut shell charcoal.
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 becomes one of the 10 signatories for the CEO Water Mandate initiative of the UN’s Global Compact.
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 flagship property of Hayleys Leisure, ‘The Kingsbury’ opens its door to guests from near and far.
Hayleys commissions its first wind power plant in Kalpitiya and enters the renewable energy sector of Sri Lanka
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 further strengthens itself in the transportation & logistics sector with the commissioning of the Advantis Free Zone
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.
Hayleys celebrates 140 years of innovative excellence in Sri Lanka. Hayleys Advantis unveils Sri Lanka’s largest distribution hub.
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.
Advantis Group acquired “Virgo”, the most powerful anchor handling tug in South Asia.
Hayleys Fabric acquired a 98.84% stake in South Asia Textiles Limited as part of its strategic plan to export value-added fabrics.
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Strength in Diversity, Empowered by Equality and Driven by Sustainability
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