Advantis Engineering, the fully owned engineering subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Limited recently revamped and relaunched its reefer operations at the Port of Colombo premises, putting them in a unique position to offer an exceptional service to partner brands. Gracing the occasion on the opening day of the reefer operations facility were the Board of Directors of Hayleys Advantis and many of the company’s distinguished clients.
Adding to over 15 years of experience and expertise in reefer services and operations, the enhancement of the facility at the Port of Colombo supports Advantis Engineering’s underlying premise of serving the requirements of its customers in a streamlined and efficient manner. With a dedicated reefer team present at the Port of Colombo at all times, Advantis Engineering is now able to pave the way for better coordination and monitoring of these complex refrigerated containers.
In addition to being ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 45001:2018 certified, the state-of-the-art facility comprises of all elements required to further strengthen these complex reefer operations. This includes a dedicated administration office, 24×7 control room, workshops and spare parts storage, making it a more convenient, one-stop destination for clients at the Port of Colombo.
The facility offers extended services of all types of reefer container repairs using guaranteed original spare parts. In order to streamline the repair process, the onsite warehouse enables the Advantis Engineering team to have quick access to necessary spares around the clock. Additionally, the facility is fully equipped to facilitate all types of manufacturer warranties in relation to refrigerated containers.
“As Sri Lanka aspires to become South Asia’s premier maritime, logistics and distributions hub considering its geographical position, our reefer operations and service facility at the Colombo port has put both Advantis Engineering and our nation at a competitive edge, given the proximity to many emerging markets. We are confident that our technologically advanced facility would enable the Colombo Port to further their label as a strategically important hub in the region”, said Kamal Wimalaratne, General Manager of Advantis Engineering.
On site assistance for technical issues along with routine maintenance, reefer temperature monitoring, and pre trip inspections can also be carried out at the facility. Together, these services allow for quick turnaround times to ensure that reefer containers will reach their next port of call on time. Additionally, Advantis Engineering’s reefer facility is also at a unique advantage to offer rentals of refrigerated containers for commercial purposes. As a combined entity, strategically located within the confines of the Colombo Port, the unit is geared to meet the logistics requirements of any client.
The reefer operations and services arm of Advantis Engineering offers refrigerated shipping containers, also known as reefer containers, which plays an integral role in the storage and transportation of perishable goods for periods ranging from one-off event hire to more permanent solutions. Being a subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Limited, the transportation and logistics arm of Hayleys PLC, the company also offers innovative modular space solutions through their flagship brand Convertainers® and pre-engineered steel buildings, sale and rent of containers/reefer containers, security seals, identification wristbands and a wide portfolio of engineering and logistics products and services.