Jinasena (Pvt) Limited, one of the leading water management systems and solutions providers in Sri Lanka, is making huge strides with their range of Agrimec branded agricultural machinery.
The company has been designing, manufacturing and marketing Agrimec agriculture machinery for decades for the Sri Lankan farming industry under the subsidiary Jinasena Agricultural Machinery (JAM). JAM has a wide range of products primarily focused on two categories –Waste Management and Agriculture.
Underthe ‘Waste Management’ category, the company manufactures Sieving Machines of two sizes – Medium and Jumbo. The company has supplied and installed tailor-made rotary type sieving machines to several institutions including the Waste Management Authority (Kalutara, Karadiyana) and Jaffna Municipal Council for efficient and effective waste management. By using these machines, these municipal councils have been able to generate revenue by selling the organic fertiliser they produce from the garbage they collect and process from people living in their designated areas.
The company also manufactures processed tea cutters, roto slashers, multi choppers, pepper threshers, fodder grass cutters and multi grinder under the ‘Agricultural Products’ category.
The processed tea cutter is used to create similar-sized tea pieces after the processing stage. It allows factories to convert scrappy and ragged tea leaf to equal sizes and a good standard.
The roto slasher is used for soil preparation and rotation as well as for fertilizing of coconut cultivations. With a simple attachment, the roto slasher can also be used for grass and bush cutting.
The multi chopper comes in various sizes and is widely used in different industries where efficient chopping is required. These include preparation of compost, Ayurvedic medicine and animal feeds. The Pepper Thresher, used for pepper seeding, comes with a 2hp electric-driven motor and a 700kg/h capacity. The Fodder Grass Cutter is used for cutting grass for animal feeds and is equipped with a 1.5hp electric-driven motor and a 200-300kg/h capacity. The Multi Grinder is widely used in the manufacturing of Ayurvedic medicine and spices as well as in large-scale preparation of food in places such as bakeries, hotels, restaurants and food & beverage manufacturers.
Elaborating on the Jinasena Agricultural Machinery (JAM) product range, Asela Bodhinayake- Sales Manager (Agricultural Machinery) of JAM stated, “While Jinasena is widely-known across Sri Lanka for our high-quality water pumps, it must be stated that the company’s product range goes beyond water pumps. Agricultural machinery has been manufactured by Jinasena since inception in 1905 and the experience we’ve gathered over the past 110 years has been instrumental in us manufacturing a range of top notch products for the local market.”
He added that the Sieving Machines are showing a lot of potential in the battle to find a sustainable solution for garbage. “Sri Lanka is gradually moving away from chemical fertilizer to a more organic approach. The Sieving Machines are ideal for municipal councils to break down the collected garbage, produce organic fertiliser and earn an income by selling it,” he added. “Additionally, our agricultural products range is highly sought after and widely used in tea, rubber, coconut, paddy, animal husbandry and Ayurveda industries,” he claimed.
The entire Jinasena Agricultural Machinery (JAM) product range is available through its network of 19 Service Centres located at Colombo, Bandarawela, Buttala, Girandurukotte, Beruwala, Ekala, Avissawella, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Kaduruwela, Tambuttegama, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Trincomalee, Ampara, Embilipitiya and Jaffna. All products come with a warranty and a highly-reliable after sales service and ample spare parts.