The warehouse complex opened by S. Renganathan along with Dr Laksiri Peiris
One of Sri Lanka’s largest sanitary-ware and ceramic importers, TPS International (Pvt) Ltd recently opened it warehouse complex at Horana, increasing the total warehousing capacity to an unprecedented 232,800 square feet, which is one of the largest warehouse capacities of its kind in Sri Lanka.
TPS International central warehouse complex situated along the Horana – Ratnapura road was opened on 8th October by Commercial Bank Of Ceylon PLC Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer S. Renganathan.
“As a subsidiary of Puwakaramba Group of Companies (PGC),TPS International focuses much attention on giving the best quality products for our customers and as such we have state-of-the-art warehouses in Mount Lavinia, Katubedda, Habarana and Suwarapola (Piliyandala).
“In conjunction with our 30th anniversary, we added two more warehouses to our Regional Warehouse Complex in Habarana last year. Our latest central warehouse complex has added 75,000 square feet to our warehousing capacity, equipping PGC with the largest warehouse capacity of its kind in Sri Lanka. We will continue to invest in logistics and warehousing in order to give a better service to our customers,” Puwakaramba Group of Companies (PGC) Marketing Director Praveen Fernando said delivering the welcome address.
Puwakaramba Group of Companies (PGC) Founder Chairman Dr. Laksiri Peiris said, “Puwakaramba Agencies which started as a small retail hardware shop on 7 November 1985 with just two employees has grown to over 550 employees today. The Group has grown to five subsidiaries. Handling a staggering import capacity of 475 – 500 containers per month, a fleet of 78 lorries and a combined warehouse capacity of 232,800 square feet, we have created history for establishing the largest warehouse capacity in Sri Lanka in the construction trade.”
Several top bankers in the country led by Aravinda Perera - Former Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC, Nanda Fernando – Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC, Dilshan Rodrigo – Chief Operating Officer Hatton National Bank, Amal Yapa – Assistant Vice President Corporate Banking Department NDB Bank, Palan Rajanathan – Assistant General Manager Corporate Banking & SME Cargills Bank Limited, Naveendran Anthonypillai – Chief Manager Zone 1 Union Bank of Colombo PLC, Anton Arumugam – Regional Manager DFCC Bank PLC, Chandana Gurusinghe – Area Manager Subs I Zone I Seylan Bank PLC along with Batticaloa and Ampara Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police – Wimal Jagodaarachchi were also in attendance.
“With the government introducing a ban on asbestos we have commenced negotiations with about a new partnership that would enable the production and the distribution of ground-breaking, asbestos-free sheet products in Sri Lanka. With all our growth plans materializing, we are on a steady path to become one of the top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by 2020,” added Dr. Peiris.
Recognizing the backbone of the group three customers representing main communities who were felicitated at the event were Upali Manampari (Managing Director – Manamperi Group Matara), Pragash Soosaipillai (Director – Ascent International Trade (Pvt) Ltd) and M.N.M. Naushad (Chairman Choice Ceramics). PGC overseas partners from China, Thailand and India were also present.