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Caltex renews commitment with Hayleys to help the economy

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Published on Wednesday 4th March, 2009 at 4:49 am by Advantis Editorial Team

Mr. Kishu Gomes (Managing Director/CEO, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC) and Mr. Mohan Pandithage (Deputy Chairman, Hayleys PLC) at the signing of agreement Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, manufacturer and marketer of Caltex branded Lubricants, has extended its agreement for 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) optimisation services with Logiwiz Limited, a subsidiary of the Hayleys group of companies, to continue providing warehousing and distribution solutions for the organization for their sales operations covering the local Retail market as well as export markets, namely Maldives & Bangladesh.

The signing of the agreement took place at the Hayley Advantis premises recently between Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director/CEO, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC and Mr. Mohan Pandithage, Deputy Chairman, Hayleys PLC.

Under the agreement, Logiwiz Limited, the Hayleys Group’s third party logistics specialist will continue to manage warehousing and distribution of the range of Caltex lubricants through their own warehouses in Kelaniya providing a comprehensive logistics solution for the entire Chevron network in Sri Lanka.

“We are indeed pleased to be renewing our partnership with Hayleys”, said Mr. Kishu Gomes. “Over the previous tenure of this partnership, Logiwiz has successfully and methodically managed our distribution and warehouse operations and we have been pleased with their service levels”

For Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, building collaborative and mutual beneficial alliances with local business partners is an important part of the organization’s business model. Its commitment to support business growth and development in the country through partnerships is grounded in the organization’s values.

In addition to Hayleys/Logiwiz, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, manufacturer and marketer of Caltex brand Lubricants also works with a range of local enterprises as part of its approach of ensuring local value addition to its business and helping the local economy. These include, Phoenix Industries, Polypak, Nisol, Star Pack, Uni Dil Packaging, Indo East Engineering & Construction Lanka and Sedawatte Drums Limited who are involved in the supply of packaging material for the range of lubricants marketed under the Caltex brand.

The Logiwiz partnership with Chevron dates back to November 2003, when Logiwiz was selected as the logistics service provider for the Chevron operation in Sri Lanka through a competitive bidding process. The partnership between the two organizations has grown from strength to strength over the years, with each leveraging on the other’s strengths to gain a competitive edge in the market place. While for Logiwiz, Chevron is one one of their most respected and valued customers who have helped Logiwiz cement its position as the premier third party logistics service provider in Sri Lanka; Logiwiz with its extensive knowledge in supply chain planning and execution has supported Chevron optimise logistics costs while adding robustness and agility across the entire supply chain, to make it more responsive to the dynamic market environment.

Logiwiz Limited (Logiwiz) is the specialist third party logistics company under Hayleys Advantis (www.hayleysadvantis.com), the transportation and logistics arm of the blue chip conglomerate, Hayleys Group (www.hayleys.com) offering end-to-end logistics and supply chain management solutions. The state-of the art Distribution Centre strategically located at Kelaniya has enabled Logiwiz to target quantum improvements in an organization’s supply chain execution.

“The ability to completely outsource ones entire logistics and supply chain execution services would also free up valuable management time to focus on core competencies and enhance the clients supply chain execution by improving the supply chain delivery, reliability, responsiveness and flexibility.”

In addition to Chevron Lubricants, Logiwiz today service other prestigious clients in Sri Lanka such as Unilever, Coats Thread, Glaxo SmithKline, Nestle, IBM and Huawei Technologies. Their service portfolio covers services such as inventory management, warehouse management, distribution management, production line logistics, project cargo logistics and pre-retail value additions.