DPL unveils automated central warehouse facility to optimize export market service delivery
- New facility built on significant investment
- Facilities designed to support integrated data tracking , warehouse automation
- Streamlined logistics to drastically enhance global delivery times
Dipped Products PLC (DPL), a member of the Hayleys Group, commissioned an automated central warehouse facility at the Biyagama Export Processing Zone, to enhance its service delivery excellence to meet the critical global export demand.
The state-of-the-art new warehouse facility will enable DPL to consolidate storage facilities across its Hanwella, Kottawa and Biyagama factories, by streamlining operations, reducing transportation and logistics costs, and increasing visibility and control across DPL’s supply chain.
The extensively automated 23,000 cubic metre facility represents a new technological milestone for the company’s digitalisation drive, and was commissioned by Hayleys Chairman and Chief Executive, Mohan Pandithage in the presence of DPL Deputy Chairman Rajitha Kariyawasan, Hayleys Executive Director Sarath Ganegoda, DPL Managing Director Pushpika Janadheera, Directors, together with members of the Hayleys Group Management Committee and DPL employees.
“Given the ongoing economic challenges, it is now more imperative than ever to strengthen Sri Lanka’s position as a vibrant export hub by developing local products to the highest global standards. As a leading global player in the protective hand wear industry and a member of the Hayleys Group, we take pride in DPL’s continuing contributions to our nation’s development.
“Our latest investments are part of our strategy to expand global reach, ensure supply chain resilience, and enhance service delivery to our key export markets. With our centralized warehousing facilities, we are also optimizing our service capacity, speed, and customer value to help secure our next wave of growth,” Dipped Products PLC Managing Director, Pushpika Janadheera said.
Equipped with a state-of-the-art US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliant safety system which covers 4,200 pallet racks, the new facility provides DPL with an extensive storage capacity.
Combined with robust technologies including modern articulated truck technologies and product management systems, and an integrated data tracking system that streamlines DPL’s logistical operations, that enables systematic tracing of containers from the loading point to the pallet rack. Moreover, the new central warehouse significantly reduces the need for internal transportation, reflecting a 30% decrease in inter-factorytransport related Green House Gas (GHG)emissions.
Established in 1976, Dipped Products is one of the world’s leading non-medical rubber glove manufacturers and accounts for a 5% share of the global market. With a manufacturing capacity of 16 million, DPL is the largest household gloves producer in Sri Lanka. The company’s products now reach 70 countries.