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Hayleys Energy Services and Advantis Free Zone recognised at Presidential Export Awards

In recognition of its unparalleled contribution towards the Sri Lankan export economy, Hayleys Energy Services and Advantis Free Zone, subsidiaries of the Hayleys Advantis Group, received a triple win at the prestigious Presidential Export Awards (PEA). 

The 24th Presidential Export Awards for the years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, conducted by the Export Development Board, was held at the BMICH recently, with His Excellency President Gotabaya Rajapaksa presiding as the Chief Guest. Standing amongst the most outstanding export companies in Sri Lanka, Hayleys Energy Services and Advantis Free Zone were recognised for their role in uplifting the national economy by responding to the demands of customer supply chains with resilience and agility. 

With over a decade of experience in the oil and gas services sector, Hayleys Energy Services is the leading energy logistics and support services provider in Sri Lanka for international Oil & Gas companies seeking upstream, midstream and downstream opportunities and renewable energy solutions. In 2017, the company diversified into marine and offshore engineering services, having acted as a cornerstone service provider to a multitude of globally renowned clients. Additionally, the team has made its name for vessel layup services for the global oil and gas industry, taking advantage of Sri Lanka’s unique location, and offers state of the art services for vessel layup, which has positively contributed to the Sri Lankan economy.  

In recognition of its service, Hayleys Energy Services was honoured as the Best Exporter – Marine and Offshore Engineering Services Sector for both 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 for having provided significant value additions in exports by delivering unique services to their customers. Its exceptional capabilities include a complex repertoire of marine and offshore engineering activities, which were recognised at the Presidential Export Awards. 

Meanwhile, Advantis Free Zone was declared the Best Exporter – Hub Operations Sector for 2020/21 for its outstanding efforts to ensure supply chains and trade continued uninterrupted amidst a challenging operating environment. The company recognised as one of Asia’s Best Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute®, successfully enabled the continuous procurement of goods for their customers, a remarkable feat in a time when the pandemic had disrupted supply chains globally.  

Advantis Free Zone, located in the BOI Export Processing Zone in Katunayake, caters to all green channel free zone operations with absolute convenience. The company owns two distribution facilities within the Katunayake Free Zone, facilitating entrepot trade, creating significant value to local and foreign clientele.  The unparalleled services offered by Advantis Free Zone, which includes warehousing, cargo handling, yard operations, and value-added services have expanded the company’s reach as well as driven Sri Lanka’s export earnings.   

Commenting on the triple win, Hayleys Advantis Managing Director, Ruwan Waidyaratne said, “Our achievements were made possible only by the hard work and dedication of our teams, who rallied across the organisation to continue serving our local and international clients despite the challenges posed by the external environment. They were an inspiration to us all and we are grateful for their outstanding commitment to drive value for our nation.” 

Mr. Waidyaratne further added, “Driven by our purpose to Inspire, Connect and Enrich, the agility in taking decisive action to ensure supply chain demands were met has not only placed Hayleys Energy Services and Advantis Free Zone amongst the top export-oriented companies in Sri Lanka, but it has also enabled Hayleys Advantis to showcase its mettle on the global stage, whilst bringing the importance of logistics during the ‘new normal’ into the spotlight.”  

Hayleys Advantis is Sri Lanka’s most diversified transportation and logistics provider with over six decades of experience and operations spread across the Asian region. Backed by the blue-chip multinational conglomerate Hayleys PLC, Hayleys Advantis is at the forefront of the logistics industry providing end-to-end solutions covering air, land and sea. It is committed to being an innovator in the industry, setting the pace and shaping the logistics category.