A daring innovator in the local packaging industry with over 25 years of experience, Chairman of ALFT Packaging Company Lakshman De Fonseka headed the launch of the second phase of ALFT Packaging – a brand new, state-of-the-art production facility at Ekala. The new plant primarily consists of European machinery including world renowned W&H Miraflex II printing machinery and other technologies, offering local and global businesses with highest quality packaging on par with top international standards.
The official launch event to mark this momentous occasion was held in gala fashion at the factory premises and the event was graced by a large number of dignitaries including top corporate leaders like Hajar Alafifi, MD/Chairperson – Unilever Sri Lanka, Ramya Wickramasingha, Chairman – CBL, Sajith Gunaratne, DGM – Prima Group, Jason Avancena, MD – Nestle Lanka and Russel Fonseka, Additional General Manager – BOC. In line with ALFT’s 100 per cent transparency policy, all guests were given first-hand experience of the new technology as demonstrated by foreign experts and the local team of professionals.
“This occasion turns a new leaf, not only for ALFT but for the packaging industry itself, as international technology of this calibre is making its way into the country for the first time. Needless to say, this advanced technology will revolutionize the way our clients experience packaging. Our client Prima was the first to launch their seasonal packs using the latest technology,” Fonseka commented.
“For the first time in Sri Lanka we have in-house plate making technology. Apart from that, the innovation that latest machinery like W&H Miraflex II offers is exceptional quality, colour options, room for creativity and lead time. It also creates vast marketing opportunities for our clients. We are optimistic that this venture will benefit the economy as local companies can reduce dependence on international suppliers, compete strongly in the export market and it also opens opportunities for ALFT to cater to international clients. In that sense, this is truly a remarkable achievement for Sri Lanka’s packaging industry, “Fonseka further added.
On top of high quality and other advantages, ALFT offers an outstanding service to their customers, a highlight of which is the fully equipped laboratory that facilitates customers to do their own testing using ALFT’s highly sophisticated equipment.
Commenting on this, Chathura Jayatissa, Managing Director of ALFT Packaging Company said, “Best customer service and 100 per cent transparency policy are cornerstones of our success. Our clients have been greatly appreciative of our commitment to confidentiality and the lowest lead times which support their agile marketing efforts.”
The human aspect of ALFT’s high tech operations are handled by an enthusiastic team of best industry professionals. ALFT places high importance on the service rendered by their team and the company also made use of the grand occasion to felicitate their employees. Felicitated employees received their awards from the Chief Guests.
ALFT Packaging Company was born five years ago when some of the best industry minds converged to create the most Hi-Tec, internationally standardized, high-quality, next-generation packaging operation in Sri Lanka. Ever since, ALFT has taken giant strides to be a game changer in the industry, making significant investment into the latest technologies and international expertise. Today, ALFT offers Sri Lankan businesses with a wide spectrum of GRAVURE and & Flexo printing solutions enabling them to raise their bars. Being a 100 per cent locally owned business, ALFT is optimistic of expanding further in continuance of support to local business and making inroads into international markets in due time. Further information about ALFT Packaging Pvt Ltd can be obtained via www.alft.lk.