Advantis Free Zone recently launched their second and brand new international distribution centre, ‘Venus’, one of the most sophisticated international distribution centres to be established in the country to date. The facility which caters to all green channel free zone operations with absolute convenience, is the largest facility of its kind in Sri Lanka, with Ground +7 high racking capabilities.
Sprawled over an 8 acre property strategically located in the Katunayake Export Processing Zone, the new facility is equipped with state of the art technology and 26 loading bays with fully automated dock doors to ensure the highest levels of safety and efficiency of handling cargo.
Speaking about the new facility Chairman of Hayleys PLC Mr. Mohan Pandithage said, “Our country possesses a locational advantage that is ideal in becoming a key logistics hub within the South Asian region, and the ‘Venus’ facility of Advantis Free Zone will enable us to further contribute to this outcome by facilitating entrepot trade for a significant number of foreign and local companies.”
Meanwhile the Managing Director of Hayleys Advantis Limited, Mr. Ruwan Waidyaratne said that “The green channel access offered through Free Zones will undoubtedly help hassle free cargo movements for potential clients. Infrastructure investments of this nature will also help position Sri Lanka better and enhance the country’s global profile.”
The Director of Advantis Free Zone, Mr. Amal Rodrigo, stated, “We have the capability to offer any type of value addition which a client may require, from simple operations such as stickering to more complex operations such as assembly and manufacturing. We also operate under the highest quality standards and ensure we are compliant with Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism or CTPAT, in all our operations.”
The facility also places emphasis on environmental sustainability, with operations being conducted under a fully automated lighting system and a warehouse temperature control system, which takes maximum advantage of available sunlight for energy conservation, taking Advantis towards green logistics.
Advantis Free Zone is a fully owned subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Limited, the Transportation and Logistics arm of the diversified blue-chip conglomerate Hayleys Group. The company draws from its strengths and wide partner network to develop and offer innovative customized solutions to customers both locally and internationally.