One of Sri Lanka’s largest importers, manufacturers and distributors of hardware items, recently celebrated its five-year fruitful partnership with Thailand’s Most Admired Brand - Shera Solutions, at the first-ever PGC – Shera Awards Ceremony held at the Colombo Cinnamon Grand on May 7.
“With the government deciding to ban asbestos products considering health issues; we, the Puwakaramba Group of Companies (PGC) commenced negotiations with the Shera Team about a new partnership that would enable the production and the distribution of ground-breaking, asbestos-free Shera products in compliance with the government’s decision,” stated Puwakaramba Group of Companies (PGC) Chairman Dr. Laksiri Peiris addressing the gathering at the first-ever award ceremony of Shera Team and PGC and get-together held recently.
PGC a conglomerate of companies specializing in importation, distribution and manufacturing of all kinds of boards, hardware items, tiles, tires is the authorized dealer and the business partner in Sri Lanka for Shera Solutions. Having had a fruitful partnership with Shera Solutions for over five years, Dr. Peiris had this to say of their journey together with the Shera, “So far we have accomplished great achievements amidst tough times and hard work along the passage of time, together, to become one of the best agents and business partners for Shera Team in producing eco-friendly, asbestos-free ceiling products for Sri Lankan customers.”
Speaking of its’ relationship with PGC, Shera Solutions Chairman Ongek Taechamahaphant said, “We have a great relationship with Puwakaramba Group. Relationship such as this have enable Shera Solutions to become one of the leading figures in the industry. I have no doubt of the kind of progression that Shera will attain along with this relationship with PGC in the future.”
“We have together introduced 2’X2’ and 4’X2’ sheets for the Sri Lankan market for the first time, which has revolutionized the industry and also it has made life easier for the fabricators. Currently we are one of the largest sellers of fiber cement sheets in Sri Lanka. With a staggering import capacity of 400 containers per month, a lorry fleet of 75 lorries and a combined warehouse capacity of 236,000 square feet, which is the largest warehouse capacity in Sri Lanka in the construction trade; we are able to provide quick and fast delivery island-wide, free of charge. Due to these unique features PGC is the number one preferred choice for business for all our partners,” said Puwakaramba Group of Companies (PGC) Marketing Director Praveen Fernando.
The first-ever award ceremony recognizing high-fliers of PGC’s Shera team was organized with the intention of rewarding top ten dealers who have achieved their targets recording highest sales in 2015/16. Each dealer was rewarded with an award, a three day tour to Thailand including a factory visit to Shera. Top three Dealer Awards were handed over to Arcade of Aluminium - Athurugiriya, Thushara Aluminium and Fittings -Kadawatha and Jayaratne Hardware (Pvt) Ltd –Padukka whilst top two Sales Representatives Awards were clinched by Asela Jayanandana and Hemal Livera respectively.
Founded in 1974, Shera Solutions is the world leader in fiber cement composite solutions including roofing, ceiling, walling, flooring & building solutions and produce only 100 percent non-asbestos products for sustainable development to make the world a better place.