Advantis expands its Project Logistics arm with the addition of a state-of- the-art tower crane fleet

Sri Lanka’s undisputed market leader in project logistics and heavy cargo transportation, Advantis –
Project Logistics, a subsidiary of the Advantis Group, the transportation, logistics, and construction
arm of Hayleys PLC, announced a major expansion to its solutions portfolio following its investment
in five state-of-the-art tower cranes, which include two of the tallest (180 meters) tower cranes in
the country.
With the addition of tower cranes to its portfolio, the Unit is now a one-stop shop for equipment
rental and operates one of the largest construction, lifting and transportation fleets in Sri Lanka. The
deployment of tower cranes offers numerous benefits, including amplified site coverage, enhanced
precision, optimal use and increased access to inaccessible/remote construction sites, along with
unmatched flexibility.
“Our organisation is deeply committed to elevating the capabilities of the Sri Lankan logistics and
construction sector. At a time when infrastructure development has become significantly more
expensive, our investment in state-of-the-art tower cranes will support the construction industry to
move ahead with critical projects by helping to mitigate costs while enhancing safety and efficiency.
As a result, we are fully equipped with the machinery, manpower, and expertise to tackle even the
largest and most complex customer requirements,” said Ruwan Waidyaratne, Managing Director of
the Advantis Group.
Notably, the Project Logistics arm has already leveraged its tower cranes to support and accelerate
development on major infrastructure projects of national significance, including the Bandaranaike
International Airport (BIA) Expansion Project.
Furthermore, the tower cranes feature best-in-class safety technology, including lightning arresters,
automated movement limiters and collision prevention mechanisms – a critical feature in projects
requiring the simultaneous precision operation of multiple cranes in close proximity.
The expansion of the Unit’s portfolio follows the successful completion of several major
undertakings by the company, including the provision of specialised project logistics and heavy cargo
transportation services for the North Central Province Canal Project (NCPCP), also known as the
Upper Elahera Canal project, which included the delivery of two of the largest Tunnel Boring
Machines (TBM) ever to be deployed in Sri Lanka and also the construction work done for the New
Kelani Bridge project. Similarly, the company has contributed to several of Sri Lanka’s largest civil
infrastructure development projects.

“As Sri Lanka’s dominant leader in project logistics, we take pride in delivering innovative solutions
for some of the most complex challenges in the industry. We are also expanding our horizons and
exploring new opportunities in regional markets. Our superior technical knowledge and highly
experienced team has enabled us to provide critical support to numerous infrastructure
development projects, while our focus on technology and innovation ensures we stay at the
forefront of the industry” said Shadil Rizan, Director/CEO of the Project Logistics arm of Advantis.
About Advantis – Project Logistics
With nearly 20 years of experience, the Unit offers services in project logistics, heavy-cargo
transport, heavy-cargo lifting, container transportation, laden transportation, low bed and special
transportation, custom clearance, project cargo storage, and jacking and sliding operations, with a
proven track record, a technology-driven approach and adherence to industry best practices.
The Project Logistics Unit, a fully owned subsidiary of the Advantis Group, constantly strives to
provide innovative project logistics and heavy lift solutions for various industries. Operating with the
latest technology applications, the company has expanded its service offering over the years,
ensuring that best-in-class project logistics solutions are available in Sri Lanka.
About Advantis
Advantis is Sri Lanka’s most diversified transportation, logistics and construction provider, with over
six decades of experience and operations spread across Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Maldives,
Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand. Backed by the blue-chip multinational conglomerate Hayleys PLC,
Advantis is at the forefront of the logistics and construction industries providing end-to-end
solutions covering Integrated Logistics, Projects and Engineering, Marine and Energy, International
Freight Management and Travel and Aviation.

Bandaranaike International Airport Development Project

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