The next 6 months – The Island

A bold innovator in the local packaging industry with over 25 years of experience, ALFT Packaging Company President Lakshman De Fonseka spearheaded the launch of the second phase of ALFT Packaging, a new state-of-the-art production facility in Ekala. The new plant consists primarily of European machinery, including the world-renowned W&H Miraflex II printing machinery and other technologies, offering local and global companies the highest quality packaging on par with the highest international standards.

The official launch event to commemorate this momentous occasion was held in gala form at the factory premises and the event was attended by a large number of dignitaries, including top corporate leaders such as Ms. Hajar Alafifi, Unilever Sri Lanka MD/President, Ramya Wickramasingha, President – ​​CBL, Sajith Gunaratne, DGM – Prima Group, Jason Avancena, MD – Nestlé Lanka and Russel Fonseka, Additional General Manager – BOC. In accordance with ALFT’s 100% transparency policy, all guests had a first-hand experience of the new technology, as demonstrated by foreign experts and the local team of professionals.

This occasion opens a new page, not only for ALFT but also for the packaging industry itself, as international technology of this caliber is entering the country for the first time.

It goes without saying that this advanced technology will revolutionize the way our customers experience packaging. Our client Prima was the first to launch their seasonal packs using the latest technology,” said Mr. Lakshman De Fonseka, President of ALFT Packaging Company.

“For the first time in Sri Lanka we have in-house platemaking technology. Apart from that, the innovation offered by the latest machinery like W&H Miraflex II is exceptional quality, color options, room for creativity and delivery time. It also creates great marketing opportunities for our customers.”

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“We are optimistic that this venture will benefit the economy as local companies can reduce dependency on international suppliers, compete strongly in the export market and also open up opportunities for ALFT to serve international clients. In that sense, this is truly a remarkable achievement for the Sri Lankan packaging industry,” added Mr. Fonseka.

In addition to high quality and other advantages, ALFT offers excellent service to its customers, a highlight is the fully equipped laboratory that makes it easy for customers to carry out their own tests using ALFT’s highly sophisticated equipment.

Commenting on this, Mr. Chathura Jayatissa, CEO of ALFT Packaging Company, said: “Best customer service and 100% transparency policy are the cornerstones of our success. Our clients have greatly appreciated our commitment to confidentiality and shorter lead times that support their agile marketing efforts.”

The human aspect of ALFT’s high-tech operations is managed by an enthusiastic team of the best professionals in the industry. ALFT attaches great importance to the service provided by its team and the company also used the great occasion to congratulate its employees. The congratulated employees received their awards from the main guests.

ALFT Packaging Company was born 5 years ago when some of the best minds in the industry converged to create the most high-tech, internationally standardized, high-quality, next-generation packaging operation in Sri Lanka. Since then, ALFT has taken giant steps to change the rules of the game in the industry, making a significant investment in the latest technologies and international experience. Today, ALFT offers Sri Lankan companies a wide range of GRAVURE & Flexo printing solutions that enable them to raise their standards. Being a 100% locally owned company, ALFT is optimistic to expand further in continuing to support local businesses and venture into international markets in due course. More information about ALFT Packaging Pvt Ltd can be obtained at

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