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
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
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-factory transport 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.

(from left) Dipped Products PLC Deputy Chairman Rajitha Kariyawasan, Dipped Products PLC Managing Director Pushpika Janadheera, Hayleys Group Executive Director Sarath Ganegoda together with Hayleys Group Chairman and Chief Executive Mohan Pandithage
commissioning the new warehouse in Biyagama
The new DPL central warehouse

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