A new era in agriculture irrigation dawned as Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited inaugurated the (Inotec) polyethylene pipe manufacturing plant on August 10th, 2023. Nestled within the Lindel Industrial Zone, Sapugaskanda, this landmark facility will revolutionize Sri Lanka’s agricultural practices, offering advanced irrigation solutions.
Distinguished guests, including the chief guest Mr. Gunadasa Samarasinghe, Honorable Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Mohan Pandithage, Chairman and Chief Executive of Hayleys PLC; and Dr. Rohan Wijekoon, Director of the Agriculture Sector Modernization Project and other senior members from the Department of Agriculture graced the opening ceremony.
Marking the inception of a dynamic partnership between Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited and Kanok Products Thailand, a distinguished PE pipes and fittings manufacturer, this event aligns Kanok’s expertise in advanced micro-irrigation technology seamlessly with Hayleys Agriculture’s vision for excellence. Against Sri Lanka’s prevalent water scarcity and drought conditions, the alliance’s significance amplifies as the nation’s agricultural expanse confronts limited water resources. Emerging as a pivotal force in addressing these pressing issues, the collaboration’s formal MOU signing solidifies joint efforts, paving the way for groundbreaking technologies and solutions within the agricultural landscape.
The newly launched manufacturing plant promises an array of benefits, offering locally manufactured, high density polyethylene (HDPE) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) pipes at competitive prices. A commitment to sustainability is embedded within the production process, exemplified by the utilization of high-quality virgin resins, with diameters ranging from 16mm to 63mm, these pipes cater to diverse agricultural needs, accommodating both drip and sprinkler irrigation systems.
Hayleys Agriculture’s longstanding eminence in the agriculture irrigation sector underpins the trust it commands. “Inotec Piyasa”, an established brand within Hayleys Agriculture’s Agri Equipment Division, has earned a reputation for delivering unwavering pre- and post-sales services in the realm of Protected Agriculture in the island.
Mr. Sumith Herath, Director of Agro Technica Ltd. and General Manager of the Agri Equipment Division at Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited, passionately stated, “This partnership stands as a testament to our unwavering dedication to revolutionize Sri Lanka’s agricultural practices. By merging the expertise of Hayleys Agriculture with Kanok’s advanced micro-irrigation technology, we are primed to empower our farmers and make meaningful contributions to the nation’s food security.”
This inauguration signifies a significant leap in modernizing Sri Lanka’s agricultural infrastructure. Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited, driven by its commitment to innovation and quality is poised to be a transformative force in the agriculture sector and beyond.