Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited, the national distributor of Toyota products, commemorated the 70 years of Japan – Sri Lanka diplomatic relations by ceremoniously inaugurating the state-of-the-art fulfilment facility in Mahara on 14th December, 2022.
The newly opened Toyota Lanka fulfilment center will support the operations of the island-wide dealer network and for all its allied products. Furthermore, a significant cost saving is anticipated with the facility being in full operation whilst improving customer convenience through the improved supply chain.
The fulfilment center located strategically at Mahara, Kadawatha, with quick access to all parts of the country, was built with an investment of US$ 15 million. The facility is built on a 30,000 sq. meter land extent with 13,000 sq. meter of storage facility for the company’s genuine parts, lubricants and accessories along with an ability to store more than 300 vehicles at a given time.
The facility is portrayed as South Asia’s model fulfilment center with multi-mode delivery systems and digitalized inventory management system. All processes are supported by Toyota’s hallmark processes, such as Just-in-Time and Seven Step Storage Techniques. Moreover, the fulfilment center will enable Toyota Lanka to support the development of the region’s auto professionals.
The Honourable President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wikcramasinghe graced the occasion as the chief guest. The presence of the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mizukoshi Hideaki, further made the event memorable. Senior representatives of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the holding company of Toyota Lanka, were also present at the event, headed by Mr Takuro Akasaka, Chief Operating Officer of the Automotive Division. On behalf of Toyota Lanka, Mr Sachio Yotsukura, Chairman and Mr Manohara Atukorala, Managing Director/CEO were part of the opening ceremony.