On 25th August 2015, Contrinex celebrated the official opening of its new, high-tech production site in Sri Lanka.
Mrs. Annette Heimlicher, CEO of the Contrinex Group, welcomed many international guests and distinguished speakers, including Mr Kurt Meier, Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of Switzerland to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Mr Upul Jayasuriya, Chairman of Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka and Mrs Renuka Weerakone, Executive Director of Investment Promotion at BOI.
The founder and President of the Contrinex Group, Mr. Peter Heimlicher, spoke of the strategic importance of production in Sri Lanka.
Located at the halfway point of a major trade route between Asia and Europe, the country offers significant logistical advantages for a global company. In addition, a Free Trade Agreement with India – and a further planned FTA with China – provide important commercial benefits.
Contrinex manufactures in Sri Lanka for the global market according to strict Swiss quality standards. Advanced design and production techniques are combined with high levels of quality control. As a result, this investment, with its particular emphasis on corporate social responsibility, has been welcomed by government authorities.
The new production site comprises manufacturing and office space with a total area of 1500 m2 and employs 100 staff. Final production capacity will be 18,000 to 20,000 pieces a week.
After the ribbon had been cut and the factory declared officially open, guests were invited on a guided tour of the plant, including state-of-the-art production and testing facilities.
With its many advantages, the new Sri Lankan production site is set to play a crucial role in the ongoing growth strategy of the Contrinex Group.