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Hatton Plantations sharpens competitive edge through strategic partnership with Regency Teas

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Hatton Plantations (HPL) is entering into a Partnership with Regency Teas, a milestone in the company’s rapid and remarkable progress. In a share trade off completed this week, Regency Teas has made a strategic investment of LKR 290M by acquiring close to 30 Million Hatton Plantations (HPL) shares from Lotus Renewables (LRE), representing 12.28% of HPL’s share capital, an announcement made to CSE stated.

Lotus Renewables is an energy sector leader in the country, with a diverse company portfolio including HPL. One of Sri Lanka’s largest tea producers, HPL generates close to 10 million kilograms of tea, with 14 estates and 11 factories. Its plantations span is in excess of 7,200 hectares of land,and its premium quality high grown teas are grown in estate elevations reaching 4,800 ft above sea level.

Upon completion of the transfer, Lotus would continue to hold the majority shareholding of 75.65%.The proceeds of the share sale will be used by Lotus primarily to expand its renewables and agricultural portfolio.

Hatton Plantations is expected to benefit from Regency Teas’management expertise and vision, especially with its standing as a leading exporter of value added tea from Sri Lanka to over 25 countries worldwide. With a tea-bagging capacity of 3 million tea bags per day, its production plant is certified with all modern quality certificates including ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000. Regency’s products are also certified with Halal, Kosher and Organiclabels.

Commenting on the sale announcement, Gary Seaton, chairman of LRE and HPL said, “The combination of these two great companies — Regency and Lotus — within the folds of the HPL business ecosystem enables to scale, portfolio, selling and distribution capabilities to leverage competition in the race for excellence in the Sri Lankan tea industry. With a large portfolio of brands and being a leading tea export business, Regency has the ability to satisfy any tea connoisseur’s need. I am honored to be one of the leaders of this great expanded team — and excited that together we will challenge this industry in a new way.”



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Hemas Consumer strengthens portfolio with L’Oréal partnership in Sri Lanka

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Hemas Consumer, the leading manufacturer and distributor in Sri Lanka’s beauty and personal care sector has strengthened its portfolio of offerings in a groundbreaking partnership with the world’s number one beauty company, L’Oréal. With this partnership Hemas Consumer obtains distributor rights to leverage its sales network and innovative marketing approaches in taking L’Oréal’s wide range of beauty and personal care brands across Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the new partnership, Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Managing Director, Hemas Consumer & Executive Director Hemas Group said, “We have spent over fifty years building successful and strong consumer brands in Sri Lanka. In keeping with our promise of consumer delight and trust, we are elated to partner a world-class cosmetics group like L’Oréal expanding our existing portfolio with the world’s most sought-after beauty and personal care products.

We are well equipped in our distribution process with island-wide sales channels to serve all parts of the country. I believe this partnership will revolutionize Sri Lanka’s beauty care industry and more prospects await as we continue to look ahead with L’Oréal.”

Sabrina Esufally, Director Business Development and Innovation at Hemas Consumer said, “This partnership will enable Sri Lankans to access the iconic brands and solutions created through years of research and innovation by L’Oréal. In the fast evolving and dynamic beauty industry, the combined strength of Hemas’s local heritage and penetration, and L’Oréal’s global technology and trust is the perfect recipe for consumer delight.”

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DFCC Bank supports industrial excellence by partnering CNCI Achiever Awards

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DFCC Bank PLC, stepped up once again for the 3rd consecutive year to partner with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) as the principal sponsor and official banking partner of the CNCI Achiever Awards 2020.

The CNCI Achiever Awards was held for the 19th consecutive time to recognize the outstanding efforts of exceptional performers who have molded their respective industries with innovative solutions, while overcoming challenges and meeting the demands of their clientele. This year, the event was recently held under strict health guidelines at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank PLC Lakshman Silva stated, “We are pleased to have partnered with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), as the Main Sponsor and Official Banking Partner of the 19th CNCI Achiever Awards 2020. DFCC is honored to partner in reconciling successful Sri Lankan businesses from various industrial sectors. Our partnership with this prestigious awards programme aligns seamlessly with our commitment to foster and reward industrial growth across the country and support local entrepreneurs in MSME & SME sectors.”

 

 

 

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Lanka SSL triumphs with National Gold and Top Ten Awards

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CNCI Achiever Awards 2020

Lanka Special Steel Limited (Lanka SSL), a trusted name in wires and a fully-owned subsidiary of E B Creasy & Company PLC, was recently awarded the coveted National Gold Award under the Extra Large category in the Manufacturing Sector at the Achiever Awards 2020 for Industrial Excellence.

The annual event organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) was held in March 2021 at Colombo, and celebrated some of the leading industrialists in the country for their tremendous and continued efforts in uplifting and promoting quality standards, productivity, growth and strategy, R&D, employee welfare and others whilst contributing to both the society and economy at large.

‘We are immensely proud to have been recognized with two very prominent awards at this year’s CNCI Achiever Awards. It is a huge leap from just winning a Merit Award the last time around, and this incredible achievement certainly reflects our highly ambitious plans to strive for continued excellence. We would like to thank our valued customers and all stakeholders. We are grateful to our hardworking and committed staff at Lanka SSL who have made this possible,’ said Pravin De Silva, CEO of Lanka SSL.

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