Bhathiya Group of Companies – APEA – Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

OUTSTANDING CATEGORY

BHATHIYA UDUMALAGALA
MANAGING DIRECTOR


Bhathiya Group of Companies
No. 7, Katukurunduwatte Road,
Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.
Tel: (+ 94) 11 2 622402–3
www.bhathiyatrading.com


Demonstrating another breakthrough of distinction, Bhathiya Udumalagala, Managing Director of Bhathiya Trading (Pvt) Ltd., seized the esteemed Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards – 2018, Sri Lanka in the Industrial and Commercial Products category.

Bhathiya Group of companies is a diversified 100% Sri Lankan company with the core business of performing the work that enables disbursing of diversified printing and related solutions with high technicality, efficiency and reliability. The Group delivers varied services in Printing, packaging, health care, logistic, hospitality and leisure and Real Estate development.

The company holds an enviable track record of holding the highest sales of printing machines in the country. Ground-breaking efforts in reconditioning and overhauling pre-owned printing equipment has pushed the company to the forefront of its field by setting the standard for excellence in the market and allowed the Sri Lankan printing industry to access high quality equipment at competitive prices. Moreover, as suppliers to the printing industry Bhathiya Trading chiefly supplies refurbished Heidelberg equipment and a diversified range of brand new and pre-used ancillary equipment.

Sharing his views on winning this most coveted award, Bhathiya Udumalagala, Managing Director of Bhathiya Trading said “I am truly honored and humbled to have been the recipient of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year award 2018 under the Industrial and Commercial Industry category, which is bestowed to me in recognition of my services extended in contributing to the growth of the Printing industry in Sri Lanka and promoting it as a Print Hub in the South East Asian region. It is an award which is duly shared by all partners and customer of our company who have place their loyal trust in our deliverable thus contributing to the success.”

“We live in a day and age where there is a massive disruption in the entrepreneurship platform in Sri Lanka, where innovations in various fields has ignited many successful and notable start-up business to run the mile of forging forward innovative home brands to the global network. I welcome all of them to move forward in making Sri Lanka a talent pool for the global industries and investors.”

“When I commenced Bhathiya Trading 25 years ago, my Vision for the Organization is to provide total solution to the printers in the Country whilst being able to support them in spreading their services to the region at large. Upon identifying the market growth, potential and the ardent need for professional delivery in printing and related services, I ventured and launched BTC and ensured that locally we develop a high-quality product. I also wanted to assist small scale printers reach their potential. The knowledge I had gained enabled me to reach higher in this industry. Thus, I have created a standing point as one of the key suppliers of professional printing related machinery services.”

“We are in a world where technological development is on its highest peak, printers and the industry at large are not left aside on this. Hard work and commitment have led to the expansion of Bhathiya Trading, such as Digital Printing and Packaging, Engineering Solutions, Transport and Logistics Services, Medical Equipment and Laboratory Facilities and Leisure and Franchise Management.”

“The areas of expansion were focused mainly on ensuring delivery of superiority of service across sectors. Each company under the BTC Enterprise is monitored to be on par with delivering of quality services and products.” “The need to diversify is important for the growth of any enterprise, hence, I have ventured into investing in the Hospitality and Leisure Management sector with procuring beach lands in Wadduwa and Kirinda for hotel projects to commence in the near future. Offshore Real Estate development is the latest addition to my ventures located in Australia. Thus, the thirst to become a role model to fellow industrialist and yearning to prove my ability and talent in these trades were my inspirations” Bhathiya noted.

Bhathiya Trading is duly committed to developing the environment and society at large and has contributed various activities such as constructing a building in the nearby Temple at a huge cost which currently conducts free computer classes and Buddhism classes for children in the vicinity. Further conducting of continuous workshops and seminars on narcotics usage for youths; skills training workshop to identify employment facilities for youths. BTC has also sponsored children at the SOS village, Piliyandala and donated artificial limbs and wheel-chairs to war disabled soldiers whilst refurbishing of a temple in a remote village in Hambantota.

Further commenting on the Safety and environmental leadership taken on board by Bhathiya Trading, “We are committed to the safeguarding of our people, clients and cargoes, as well as protecting the environment and we never compromise on this at any time. Further we have also adopted a recycling method for chemicals we use in our factories. Through this method we are able to minimize the usage of various chemicals while saving costs as well” said Mr. Udumalagala.

Considering the core team as the makers of the company, Bhathiya noted “It is the Team who instigates the gearing of the company through utilizing their expertise combined with commitment. Hence we believe in individual development of team members which motivates our people to deliver the best at all times which contributes to the growth and betterment of the Enterprise.”

“I truly believe that one cannot command respect, but it is through the actions you motivate the team. Motivation and passion for work is very crucial given the stance of the severity and technicality of the tasks. To encourage our team, we have commenced on a very lucrative Incentive and rewards scheme. As the Chairman and the Managing Director I ensure that my interaction is across the level of organizational structure which enable me to find the views of all staff from the cleaning and administration to the senior managers, which provokes new ideas and thinking for better management” he continued.

Bhathiya Trading is committed to offering high end solutions integrated with timely communication and expertise service. The credo followed exhibits the company’s commitment in all spheres of service excellent Customer Care coupled with Machinery Management, Knowledge Sharing and Growth Management.

Taking responsibilities seriously, the company is committed to safeguarding their people, as well as protecting the environment, whilst never compromise on this at any time. Perhaps more than any other, values are what defines Bhathiya Trading’s differences. The company continues to accentuate in aiming to exceed the highest industry standards.

OUTSTANDING CATEGORY

BHATHIYA UDUMALAGALA
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Demonstrating another breakthrough of distinction, Bhathiya Udumalagala, Managing Director of Bhathiya Trading (Pvt) Ltd., seized the esteemed Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards – 2018, Sri Lanka in the Industrial and Commercial Products category.

Bhathiya Group of companies is a diversified 100% Sri Lankan company with the core business of performing the work that enables disbursing of diversified printing and related solutions with high technicality, efficiency and reliability. The Group delivers varied services in Printing, packaging, health care, logistic, hospitality and leisure and Real Estate development.

The company holds an enviable track record of holding the highest sales of printing machines in the country. Ground-breaking efforts in reconditioning and overhauling pre-owned printing equipment has pushed the company to the forefront of its field by setting the standard for excellence in the market and allowed the Sri Lankan printing industry to access high quality equipment at competitive prices. Moreover, as suppliers to the printing industry Bhathiya Trading chiefly supplies refurbished Heidelberg equipment and a diversified range of brand new and pre-used ancillary equipment.

Sharing his views on winning this most coveted award, Bhathiya Udumalagala, Managing Director of Bhathiya Trading said “I am truly honored and humbled to have been the recipient of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year award 2018 under the Industrial and Commercial Industry category, which is bestowed to me in recognition of my services extended in contributing to the growth of the Printing industry in Sri Lanka and promoting it as a Print Hub in the South East Asian region. It is an award which is duly shared by all partners and customer of our company who have place their loyal trust in our deliverable thus contributing to the success.”

“We live in a day and age where there is a massive disruption in the entrepreneurship platform in Sri Lanka, where innovations in various fields has ignited many successful and notable start-up business to run the mile of forging forward innovative home brands to the global network. I welcome all of them to move forward in making Sri Lanka a talent pool for the global industries and investors.”

“When I commenced Bhathiya Trading 25 years ago, my Vision for the Organization is to provide total solution to the printers in the Country whilst being able to support them in spreading their services to the region at large. Upon identifying the market growth, potential and the ardent need for professional delivery in printing and related services, I ventured and launched BTC and ensured that locally we develop a high-quality product. I also wanted to assist small scale printers reach their potential. The knowledge I had gained enabled me to reach higher in this industry. Thus, I have created a standing point as one of the key suppliers of professional printing related machinery services.”

“We are in a world where technological development is on its highest peak, printers and the industry at large are not left aside on this. Hard work and commitment have led to the expansion of Bhathiya Trading, such as Digital Printing and Packaging, Engineering Solutions, Transport and Logistics Services, Medical Equipment and Laboratory Facilities and Leisure and Franchise Management.”

“The areas of expansion were focused mainly on ensuring delivery of superiority of service across sectors. Each company under the BTC Enterprise is monitored to be on par with delivering of quality services and products.” “The need to diversify is important for the growth of any enterprise, hence, I have ventured into investing in the Hospitality and Leisure Management sector with procuring beach lands in Wadduwa and Kirinda for hotel projects to commence in the near future. Offshore Real Estate development is the latest addition to my ventures located in Australia. Thus, the thirst to become a role model to fellow industrialist and yearning to prove my ability and talent in these trades were my inspirations” Bhathiya noted.


Bhathiya Group of Companies
No. 7, Katukurunduwatte Road,
Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.
Tel: (+ 94) 11 2 622402–3
www.bhathiyatrading.com


Bhathiya Trading is duly committed to developing the environment and society at large and has contributed various activities such as constructing a building in the nearby Temple at a huge cost which currently conducts free computer classes and Buddhism classes for children in the vicinity. Further conducting of continuous workshops and seminars on narcotics usage for youths; skills training workshop to identify employment facilities for youths. BTC has also sponsored children at the SOS village, Piliyandala and donated artificial limbs and wheel-chairs to war disabled soldiers whilst refurbishing of a temple in a remote village in Hambantota.

Further commenting on the Safety and environmental leadership taken on board by Bhathiya Trading, “We are committed to the safeguarding of our people, clients and cargoes, as well as protecting the environment and we never compromise on this at any time. Further we have also adopted a recycling method for chemicals we use in our factories. Through this method we are able to minimize the usage of various chemicals while saving costs as well” said Mr. Udumalagala.

Considering the core team as the makers of the company, Bhathiya noted “It is the Team who instigates the gearing of the company through utilizing their expertise combined with commitment. Hence we believe in individual development of team members which motivates our people to deliver the best at all times which contributes to the growth and betterment of the Enterprise.”

“I truly believe that one cannot command respect, but it is through the actions you motivate the team. Motivation and passion for work is very crucial given the stance of the severity and technicality of the tasks. To encourage our team, we have commenced on a very lucrative Incentive and rewards scheme. As the Chairman and the Managing Director I ensure that my interaction is across the level of organizational structure which enable me to find the views of all staff from the cleaning and administration to the senior managers, which provokes new ideas and thinking for better management” he continued.

Bhathiya Trading is committed to offering high end solutions integrated with timely communication and expertise service. The credo followed exhibits the company’s commitment in all spheres of service excellent Customer Care coupled with Machinery Management, Knowledge Sharing and Growth Management.

Taking responsibilities seriously, the company is committed to safeguarding their people, as well as protecting the environment, whilst never compromise on this at any time. Perhaps more than any other, values are what defines Bhathiya Trading’s differences. The company continues to accentuate in aiming to exceed the highest industry standards.