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From the Ground Up - W. A. PERERA & CO. (PVT.) LTD.’s First Sixty Years


W. A. PERERA & CO. LTD. commenced quarrying operations in 1942 and have now established themselves as the undisputed Market Leader for supplying Aggregate products to the construction industry in Sri Lanka.

 

 

The WAPCO brand and range of products marketed by the company has gained an excellent reputation for unsurpassed quality, competitive pricing and very reliable delivery.

 

The company was founded by the Late Mr. W. Albi Perera who is considered a Pioneer in the quarrying industry in Sri Lanka. Like many other pioneering entrepreneurs of his era and generation the late Mr. Perera was dedicated and committed to creating an organization that would outlive him and reach the pinnacle in its sphere of Business activity. His focus and emphasis on providing very high quality, competitively priced Aggregate products in the correct quantities has guided the ‘Vision’ and ‘Mission’ of the company over the years.

 

The Late Mr. Perera provided hands-on leadership to the company for the first three decades of its existence, and in the mid 1970’s his two sons Mr. W. Ariyarathne Perera and Mr. W. Karunarathne Perera followed in the footsteps of their illustrious father along with their brother-in–law Mr. Rathnakumara, infusing young blood and contemporary thinking and techniques into the organization.

 

This entrepreneurial family’s commitment to the organization, its employees, customers and the industry is further illustrated by the entry of yet another generation of young professionals comprising of Mr. Abeetha Perera, Mr. Rukshan Perera and Mr. Susantha Mahindasena who will re-engineer, restructure and further modernize the organization to meet current and future challenges and demands in a rapidly changing environment. The involvement and commitment of a ‘third generation’ is a factor that should certainly boost the confidence of customers, employees and all who deals with the organization.

Founder: Late Mr. W. Albi Perera

W. A. PERERA & CO. (PVT.) LTD. /WAPCO’s Future

 

We at WAPCO are aware of the increasing demands placed on various raw materials, including aggregates and cement products. We increased our production capacity in the middle of 2012 to 1200 cubes per day with the installation of a new crusher plant at our Welipillawe site to meet the current market requirement and provide a continuous aggregate supply at the right price. Plans are in place to further expand production to 2000 cubes per day, with the installation of a sand manufacturing plant, which will be the largest in operation in the country. This will not only help meet the future demands for sand but help curtail the damage being caused to rivers in the country through excessive sand mining.

 

In addition to the above, we have recently started production of quality Concrete Products under the brand name WAPCO Concrete Products. A range of hollow and solid blocks, concrete kerbs as well as a variety of paving stones are currently available.

 

We are in the process of obtaining ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, which will be a first for the quarry and crushing industry, to provide further assurance to our quality, excellent customer service and environmental awareness.

 

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