Advantis Engineering, formerly known as Logiventures, won a gold award at the recently concluded 24th Annual National Chamber of Exporters Awards 2016 (NCE Awards). The award is in recognition of their strong contribution to the country’s export earnings and their efforts in strengthening the nation’s reputation on the world stage through their Convertainer® operations. This comes in a year that the company set up the only facility in South Asia dedicated to the manufacturing of converted containers that meet the needs of a rapidly emerging and an evolving market.
Advantis Engineering being an innovator and a trendsetter in the container conversions industry became the first from Sri Lanka to export converted containers under their registered brand name Convertainers® to global blue chip companies. Convertainers® have become a favourite amongst these global leaders due to the brand’s constant innovation, consistent quality and value addition, which regularly exceeds 60% of the product’s total value. This value addition has also enabled the brand to create a direct foreign remittance scheme for Sri Lanka.
“We are proud to be recognized for our role in uplifting the national economy by capturing a global market through innovative space solutions. We have championed the use of these Convertainers® both locally and globally and this award is a validation of all our hard work, commitment and the lasting impact we have made in the industry,” said Janitha Jayanetti, Member of the Committee of Management, Hayleys Advantis Limited.
Speaking of the win Kamal Wimalaratne, the Deputy General Manager of Advantis Engineering said, “Convertainers® is an innovative broad concept that we have succeeded to market and grow in the local and global context within a period of a decade. In addition to offering a product exceeding customer expectations, our ability to identify futuristic requirements of the container conversions industry, fast response to clients’ needs and timely delivery, continue to make us the most sought after supplier within the industry. To meet the growing demand for Convertainers® we have invested in a fully-fledged container conversions facility that will also help us to continue innovating and retain our market position in this industry.”
The NCE Awards is one of the most anticipated high-profile events in the Sri Lankan business calendar and is known as the ‘Voice of the Exporters’. It recognizes excellence within the local export sector, and companies that make indispensable and vital contributions to sustain and expand the Sri Lankan economy. The awards laud innovative advancements and excellence in the export industry under three areas – products, business and professional services, and service providers to exporters.
Advantis Engineering is a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka’s most diversified transportation and logistics provider Hayleys Advantis Limited. Backed by the blue chip conglomerate Hayleys PLC, Advantis is at the forefront of the logistics industry with a vision to become Sri Lanka’s logistics inspiration. It is committed towards being an innovator in the industry, setting the pace and shaping the logistics category.