In this era of economic meltdown, Micro Cars Ltd has taken a giant and brave step by adding another manufacturing complex at the premises of the Micro Car factory in the Polgahawela BOI Zone.
Micro Cars Ltd, Chairman Dr Lawrence Perera, said that the new factory is expected to contribute to the output of Micro Agri tractors used for agricultural purposes, and primemovers, for container transportation.
The locally assembled tractor and primemover, the container transporter will drastically contribute to the transportation and agricultural purposes of the country. Since the end of the war many opportunities have emerged in the Northern and the Eastern parts of the country making the need for transportation heavily felt.
Transportation plays a vital role in the development of a country, Therefore it s important to upgrade the modes of transportation, if a country is to be more productive and efficient.
Our main intention is to fulfill the need of transportation of the country, Perera said.
ISO certified Micro Cars Ltd had introduced a passenger bus with the latest facilities such as air suspension and ABS brake system.
Hence it could cater to the transportation needs of many when new routes are opened.
The new factory has 250-300 vehicle capacity per month and there will be a demand for agricultural product transportation as well as public.
Hence, the monthly output of Micro vehicles will address that demand, he said. Micro Cars Ltd is not only an entrepreneur in Sri Lanka but also a stimulant that had given opportunities for many other small and medium entrepreneurs in Sri lanka.
Micro Cars use 35 percent locally manufactured materials into their end products therefore it indirectly generate many job opportunities.
Micro Cars Ltd has joint ventures with Chinese, South Korean and Indian companies.
Perera said that Micro Cars Ltd has come a long way since its inception in 1999, and today under the Mahinda Chinthana development program it will be introducing a power train and is expecting due approval from the Government to run it on track.
He said that country is in need of 900-1000 container movers a year and Micro Cars Ltd can directly cater to that need now with the new factory in Polgahawela.
State Revenue and Finance Minister and Deputy Minister Finance and Planning, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was the Chief Guest on the occasion.