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November 26, 2019

Aitken Spence Logistics invests in state-of-the art machinery

Aitken Spence Logistics, a pioneer in the industry, invested in a state-of-the-art new 180-tonne capacity multi-axle trailer, filling a long-awaited need in handling and transporting heavy over dimensional cargo in the logistics industry.

Multi-axle trailers are used in megaprojects related to the construction and power and energy sectors. Investing in a brand new multi-axle trailer has bridged a gap in the industry while providing a customer-centric solution that is reliable, safe and cost-effective to transport heavy equipment such as wind and thermal power equipment.

The Special Project Operations Division of Aitken Spence Logistics, which is the heavy cargo operational arm of the company, has expert knowledge and capability in handling heavy, over dimensional cargo that demands meticulous planning and execution. The division is equipped with prime movers, lorries, flatbed trailers, low bed trailers, cranes, boom trucks and forklifts and has provided services to many large-scale projects in the recent past. Among them are windmill projects, island-wide transformer placing projects, storage tank placing operations at several bottling plants and bridge construction projects.

“In acquiring this state-of-the-art machine, Aitken Spence Logistics has filled an enormous gap that prevailed in the industry for a long time. The new addition is part of the continuous expansion and upgrading capacity of Aitken Spence Logistics. Introducing innovative logistics solutions and exceeding customer expectations are the hallmarks of Aitken Spence Logistics, which enables the company to remain unchallenged as the frontrunner in providing integrated logistics services to all our customers. We will continue to excel and our investments reflect this belief that we keep pace with the changing needs of the industry,” said Aitken Spence Logistics Chief Operating Officer Janaka Gunawardena.

Aitken Spence Logistics is a subsidiary of Aitken Spence Plc, which is among Sri Lanka’s leading and most respected corporate entities in Sri Lanka. Listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange since 1983 and marking its 150th year milestone in 2018, Aitken Spence is a blue-chip conglomerate with a strong regional presence in the Hotels, Travels, Maritime Services, Logistics Solutions, Plantations, Power Generation, Financial Outsourcing, Insurance, IT, Printing and Apparel sectors. With a geographical presence in eight countries and growing, creating opportunities for Sri Lanka across new frontiers, Aitken Spence Plc remains committed to the country’s development.