Aitken Spence Printing ceremoniously opened Sri Lanka’s first world-class printing facility with unrivalled technological and green credentials. At a glittering event on Friday, many of Sri Lanka’s corporate leaders witnessed the preferred printing and packaging services provider’s unveiling of the state-of-the-art facility. Equipped with the region’s first LEED (Gold) certified and carbon neutral printing complex and a reputation for quality and reliability that spans over five-decades, Aitken Spence Printing is confident that Sri Lanka need not look beyond its shores for world-class printing and packaging solutions.
“With our enhanced positioning, in addition to offering businesses in Sri Lanka printing and packaging solution that are globally comparable, we are confident that we will be able to considerably increase our exports to our key markets in Europe and Australia as well as enter new markets in the Middle East and Africa”, said Mr. Prasanna Karunathilake, Managing Director of Aitken Spence Printing.
The company is known as an innovative quality printing and packaging solutions provider for prestigious international brands in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), tea, confectionary, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and apparel industries locally and globally. It also recognized as the best printer for corporate reports, coffee-table books, magazines and other high-end publications.
Aitken Spence Printing’s new plant outside of Colombo boasts of being located in 3.5 acres of land and is a 100,000 square foot facility, incorporating all architectural and design elements to make it an environmentally friendly complex. It will comprise of three blocks which encompass the printing facility, stores complex and the facility block.
Many sustainable initiatives such as rain water harvesting, recycling 40% of its raw materials, daylight harvesting, maximum savings on energy which are already in practice at the Company. Some initiatives include the internal pathways made to reduce temperature and improvement in water retention, while an effluent treatment plant will treat waste water so that no toxic materials are discharged by the plant. While the initiative to move with expanding its printing facility was a result of strong demand, it was also in recognition to follow the ethos that the Parent company functions– in being a responsible and sustainably conscious business.
The new facility does not just boast of its green initiative as a value addition that sets the company apart from others in the industry, it has also invested in the latest printing and packaging technology. A Hiedelberg six colour plus coater and verimetrix foil stamp machine plus dye cutting machine, a UV varnishing/water based varnishing machine and a Horizon binding line will augment the existing technology to provide world class finished products. Whilst assuring world class quality printing and packaging services to discerning clientele, Aitken Spence Printing will be adding value to their services in numerous ways, with the launch of its complex. Geared towards seizing new opportunities and leveraging them to accepting new markets from across the globe, the Company is excited about their future prospects.
Because of its long history and heritage of sustaining in the industry since 1955, the Company is known as a training ground for many aspiring printers. With talent and wealth of experience the current dedicated skilled technicians has contributed unconditionally to the betterment of the organization and for its achievements while moving the Company to transcend beyond its time and market.