Finlays Colombo PLC

Finlays Colombo PLC
Finlays Colombo PLC
186,Vauxhall Street,
Colombo 2,
Sri Lanka.
+94 112 421931-7 , +94 114 725200
+94 112 448216
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Finlays Colombo PLC
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The Company which began bulk and packeted tea exports earned over GBP 6,500,000 in 1977. Two companies, Texlan (Lanka) Ltd. manufacturing hosiery for export, and Finlays Travels Ltd. for handling airline ticketing as well as inbound and outbound travel, were set up in 1979 and 1980 respectively. These two companies were recently divested.

Finlay Rentokil (Ceylon) Ltd was founded in 1981 to provide pest control services under franchise to Rentokil Group PLC of UK. In 1984, Finlay (Insurance) Ltd. was founded as Marine Insurance Survey and Claim Settling Agents for overseas principals.

In 1989, Finlay Chemicals & Dyes (Private) Ltd., was formed to handle the agency for BASF products. BASF-Finlay (Pvt) Limited the successor to that company, was divested recently.

In 1991, the Company became General Sales Agent for Cathay Pacific Airlines.

In 1992, following a public issue of shares, James Finlay became a public company listed on the Colombo Stock exchange. Thereafter, Finlay Plantation Management (Private) Ltd., was founded to manage Hapugastenne Plantations Ltd., – one of the 22 government owned companies set up for private sector management. Finlay Teas (Private) Ltd. was also formed for manufacturing Green Tea for export. In the same year, Finlay Rentokil (Ceylon) Ltd. commissioned its timber preservation plant under license from Celcure UK, a subsidiary of Rentokil Group PLC.

In 1993 Finlays Properties (Private) Ltd. was founded for developing 12 acres of land at Welisara for a modern warehousing complex. In the same year, for the first time in the history of Sri Lanka’s tea industry, the Japanese type of green teas were manufactured and exported by Finlay Teas (Pvt) Ltd.

In 1995, Sanitact services, a unique gender based service under franchise from Rentokil Group PLC, UK, which deals with the hygienic and discreet disposal of sanitary dressings from ladies washrooms was launched. In 1997, the new Tea processing cum warehousing complex at Welisara was commissioned. In the same period, many small businesses of the Company were disposed of. James Finlay & Company (Colombo) Ltd in 1998 purchased the entire shareholding of Plantation Investment & Management Company Ltd., in an acquisition valued at LKR 1.6 billion which was the largest plantation transaction in the country.

In 2000, the Company’s major shareholder James Finlay PLC was acquired by John Swire & Sons Ltd. of the UK, and the Company effectively became a subsidiary of the Swire Group. In 2003, James Finlay & Company (Colombo) Limited was restructured with plantation interests disposed of.

In 2005, phase 1 of the modern Cold Storage facility was commissioned with phase 2 being commissioned in 2006.

In 2007, the name of the Company was changed to Finlays Colombo PLC.

Products and Services
Exporters of Tea in Bulk,Packets,Cartons & Bags, Flavoured Tea,Blended Tea,Green Tea,Instant Tea. Importers of Packaging Materials for Tea.
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