(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Aluminium manufacturing specialist Alumex PLC welcomed over 350 industrial professionals to “Dealer Convention 2018” at the Kingsbury Hotel, where the Company showcased how it is infusing new technologies across its products to help customers visualize and fabricate the future of business.
The event spanned Alumex’s product portfolio with a focus on how the Company is empowering people and organizations to succeed in a rapidly evolving workplace and enabling customers to innovate for the future. The Chief Guest was Mohan Pandithage, Chairman at Hayleys Group and Alumex PLC.
Commenting on the launch of the factory, Alumex PLC Director and Chief Operating Officer Pramuk Dediwela said, “We want to delight our customers with supply which is why we have invested over LKR 2 billion to set up this world class factory. We continuously invest in upgrading our manufacturing infrastructure, technology and are equipped with modern extrusion, anodizing, polished anodizing, wood finish and powder coating facilities. Our in-house capability to produce aluminium extrusion dies using CNC machinery with CAD/CAM technology enable us to constantly provide our customers with unique combinations of profiles.”
To help fabricators develop their own fabrication workshops, Alumex also announced a machine give-away (i.e. punching machines, drill machines, cutting machines, copy router machines, etc.) worth LKR 10 million to over 125 fabricators in attendance. Moreover, the top 10 fabricators for the 2017/2018 financial year were given a free all-expenses paid trip to BAU, the Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, scheduled to take place in Beijing, China in October. While dealers who had purchased over 100 metric tons of aluminium during the 2017/2018 financial year were given a free all-expenses paid trip to a Dubai-based exhibition to be held in September.
In addition to infrastructure development, Alumex is developing training programmes to work closely with fabricator and dealer assets across all elements of their growth, awareness and expansion. The “Lumin Fabricator Certification Programme” is set to give prospective fabricators free technical training on Alumex’ product range, Lumin.
The Company has trained over 15,000 fabricators since 1998. At the initial stage, Alumex conducted courses with the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) and awarded certificates to trained fabricators. This same curriculum is now used for Aluminium Fabricator courses conducted by the Vocational Training Authority (VTA).
To help drive the industry forward, Alumex is geared to open a new factory in Ekala in August. The state-of-the-art factory will be equipped with the latest technology and is expected to increase the Company’s monthly aluminium capacity by 1000 metric tons by next month which will help to increase uninterrupted supply to the market.