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POSTED AT 04:24 PM 30-01-2019

Maxims Holdings factory opens with Rs 2 bn investment

President Maithripala Sirisen in an observation visit of the tea factory of Maxims Holdings Company Picture by Sulochana Gamage

The new tea factory of Maxims Holdings Company established at Mulleriyawa, Ambathale area was opened by the President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday.

This modern tea factory with an investment of Rs 2 billion, composed of the cutting age technology, a computerized store house complex and most modern office complex and has the capability of making tea with machines and packing systems and other technological procedures.

A business approved by the Sri Lanka Board of Investment, this tea factory will produce high quality tea, primarily for export. It will also provide packing facilities to small and medium sector tea plantations.

The warehouse is equipped with a modern racking system and will be ventilated by electrical turbine ventilators along with windows. It will be using sky lighting through the roof with energy saving light (CFL and LED),” said Dr. Saman Weerasinghe, Chairman Maxim Holdings Private Limited and former Sri Lankan Ambassador for Russia Dr. Saman Weerasighe.

The facility comprises a fully air conditioned main office covering 11,771 square feet. The office has well laid out dedicated areas. Lobby and Elevator (6 passenger 450kgs) have access to the 1st floor, office for Chairman and Board of Directors, office space for HR and Administration Department, office space for Finance, office space for Marketing, office space for Operations (Import Export), office space for Product Development, office space for Procurements, Tea Tasting Room, Staff Pantry and rest rooms.

The tea processing facility and warehouse processing facility along with the double height warehouse has dedicated areas which include air conditioned office spaces for the Factory Manager, Assistant Factory Manager, and the Tea Bagging Manager, air conditioned Cool Room for store flavours, tea blending area, air conditioned tea bag machine area, Packing area, Lab and Testing area, Machine and Maintenance Room, factory staff pantry and rest rooms, Raw Material Store, Packing Material Store, Finish Goods Store, Loading and Unloading Bay, Generator Room, Fork Lift Charging Area, worker rest rooms and canteen.