From left: Ranil Fernando- Jt. Managing Director, Rohan Fernando- Chairman, Anomal De Soysa- Jt. Managing Director
In contemporary Sri Lanka, a business no longer stands out if it were simply providing a useful product and timely services.
Customers expect value for money, reliability, and innovation. Products which move people and power cities are expected to have affordable new technology onboard. And the solutions are expected to be delivered, well, yesterday.
Within this framework, Trade Promoters Limited built their business over a period of 40 years, focusing on its core strength - its staff. The company has been fortunate to have within its ranks, many qualified and capable staff, who have worked with passion to deliver on the company’s vision: Build trust with our partners, deliver technology people can depend on. Many of the country’s top corporates are now loyal customers.
As the sole authorized distributor for all Cummins products including Cummins Power Generation diesel generators, and for Schindler elevators and escalators, the company celebrated its 40th anniversary with 500 distinguished guests including Don Puar (Director - Power Products, Cummins Power Generation), and Anil Tak (Manager Exports, Schindler India), who were in Sri Lanka to grace the occasion.
The Chairman’s1-minute speech said it all: “We started with 4 people in a one-car garage by the beach in Colpetty. One of our directors rode a bicycle to pick up the mail 3 times a week from the PO Box at the main post office (GPO).Today we have over 180 employees in a company that has expanded to 9 divisions. We have two main assets: One is our capable and qualified staff, who we are truly proud of, and the other is you, our loyal customers,” said Rohan Fernando, as he thanked the people who have been responsible for the company’s success.
With that, the tone was set for the company’s path forward. Focus on what’s important: People.