Home / Knowledge / News / Global Park opens first Green Warehouse in Sri Lanka
Global Park opens first Green Warehouse in Sri Lanka
24
Feb '12
Global Park, the logistics centre of Sri Lankan logistics giant Global Transportation Logistics, is the current regional hub chosen by the UK retail fashion giant Marks & Spencer (M&S), as the international logistics hub for all garments manufactured under the M&S label in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. M&S with an annual turnover of nearly GBP 10 billion has a retail operation of 700 stores in the UK and 300 retail stores including Franchised Stores in over 40 countries.

This initial Hub Operation in Sri Lanka is a novel concept, a first of its kind in the local Industry which was possible due to the invaluable assistance provided by the Board of investment of Sri Lanka , Sri Lanka Customs and various other Government Agencies, who understood the importance of this project to position our country as the first International Logistics Hub in Sri Lanka handling Multi Country consolidation and Distribution to various countries.

Subsequently with the success of the initial venture, M&S decided to expand the scope of the operation and to use the Global Park Hub to import , store and to distribute products to their International stores located in over 40 countries outside the UK.

Global Park is a state-of-the-art bonded warehouse facility located in close proximity to the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport with easy access to the Port of Colombo. As a pro-active logistics provider and a premier warehouse in the region, Global Park has been developing many cutting edge solutions to provide value added services with the necessary quality standards , to cater to their clientele that comprises of many well known international retailers.

In keeping with the latest innovations and growth in green technologies, and with sustainability at the forefront of business and purchase decisions among top international buyers, Global Park initiated the commissioning of the first ever green warehouse complex in Sri Lanka. Global Park has set this project as one of its top priorities, to ensure that Sri Lanka continues to be competitive in its chosen markets.

Located in Katunanayake, Seeduwa, the Green Warehouse Complex was ceremoniously opened on February 10th this year with key government officials in attendance including Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne, Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse, Minister of Industries Rishard Badurdeen and Minister Dr. Sarath Aumunugama, Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and Minister Rajitha Senaratne.

Many dignitaries from the embassies and high commissions and other distinguished guests were also present at this occasion. Other participants included, Mr.Jason Keegan, Mr.Neil Firth, Mr.Simon Doyle, Mr.Barry Wallace, all of M&S UK, and Mr.Ricky Silva, of RJV International.

The 100 per cent 'green' complex offers a sizeable 700,000 square feet of purpose-built, state—of-the-art facilities, including a 'garments on hangers' (GOH) facility that can handle a capacity of over two million garments, making it the largest such centre in Sri Lanka. These value additions are combined with an ultra-modern vacuum packing plant, as well as garment finishing and consolidating services.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Govt constitutes GST Feedback and Action Room

The Government of India has constituted a Feedback and Action Room...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

India’s cotton textile exports fell in FY17: Tamta

The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads partner for eco fashion

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Bolt Threads for ...

Interviews View All

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X