- Adds 60,000 sq feet of warehousing space to the Group’s footprint
- Hub to function as one of the main 3PL and warehousing facilities of Hayleys Advantis
- Last mile pick-up and drop-off facility launched at the new centre
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, Lowrance Madapatha and representatives from the Sri Lanka Police and 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-off service was 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 Lowrance Madapatha explained, “Investments in logistics and warehousing have the 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-end supply chain operations of the Group. Given its strategic location, we are now poised to strengthen deliveries to our end customers which include both local and international clientele. This will vastly improve the logistics management within the country and support the economy during these challenging times,” said, Sheran Abeysundere, Member of the Group Management Committee of Hayleys Advantis Limited.
Delivering the vote of thanks at the opening ceremony, Head of Advantis 3PL Sri Lanka, Dharshana Wijemanne took the opportunity to thank the Advantis 3PL Plus team for their immense support in constructing Thulhiriya as a key logistical hub. “Despite an ongoing economic crisis, our teams worked towards establishing this facility with the latest technology while providing our loyal customers with uninterrupted services. I want to take this opportunity to thank each of my employees for their commitment to achieving our shared goals.”
Advantis 3PL Plus is a subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis, the transportation and logistics arm of Sri Lanka’s largest and most diversified conglomerate, Hayleys PLC. The services offered by Advantis 3PL Plus complement the integrated, end-to-end logistics service offerings of Hayleys Advantis, which includes freight, free zone, warehousing, transportation, distribution, express and last-mile delivery solutions. The strength of this seamless service offering has won Advantis many accolades from clients and industries across the region.