Monthly Archives: September 2013
Signing of Agreement with Lanka Ashok Leyland for Servo Lube Distribution in Sri LankaSeptember 4, 2013 10:21 am
Lanka IOC has achieved yet another milestone in Lube marketing by inking an agreement with M/s Lanka Ashok Leyland PLC (LAL) on 01.02.2012 for supply of lubricants to transport sector in Sri Lanka. LAL is one of the oldest Indian joint venture company established in 1982 between Govt of Sri Lanka and Ashok Leyland Limited, India to assemble Ashok Leyland vehicles in Sri Lanka. Presently over 20,000 nos Ashok Leyland vehicles are in operation in Sri Lanka. LAL is a market leader with 86% share in passenger vehicles segment and 54% share in heavy goods commercial vehicle segment in Sri Lanka. They have recently supplied 300 nos. buses to Sri Lanka Transport Board and is in the process of supplying additional 500 nos buses on revenue sharing basis. The maintenance of buses are taken care of by LAL and there lies the opportunity for introducing Servo Grades to the buses of Sri Lanka Transport Board who are presently using other brands.
Lanka IOC has appointed LAL as the Lube Distributor for transport sector in Sri Lanka to penetrate the business of Sri Lanka Transport Board and other major fleet operators who are depending on LAL for their spare parts/services. The agreement signing was held at Lanka IOC office at Colombo on 01.02.2012.
Mr. K R Suresh Kumar, Managing Director/Lanka IOC and Mr. Umesh Gautam, CEO, Lanka Ashok Leyland PLC have signed the agreement in the presence of Mr. Sudhir Bhargava, Additional Secretary MOP&NG ,Govt of India Mr. M. Nene, Chairman, Lanka IOC PLC & Director(M),IOC and Mr. Manish, Counsellor(Economic & Commercial), High Commission of India, Colombo.
Lanka IOC profits surge to 1.39 billionSeptember 10, 2013 2:08 am
Profits at Lanka IOC the second fuel distributor in Sri Lanka surged to 1.39 billion rupees in the June 2013 quarter from 191 million rupees a year earlier.
The firm reported earnings of 2.53 rupees per share in the quarter. Revenues dropped to 18.4 billion rupees in the June 2013 quarter from 18.6 billion rupees a year earlier and cost of sales dropped faster to 16 billion rupees from 17.4 billion, almost doubling gross profits to 2.4 billion rupees from 1.26 billion.
Managing director said revenues dropped because bunker sales were weak in the quarter, lubricant volumes were up and costs were kept down. “We optimized our purchases though procurements,” he said.
Oil prices have been moderate during the period, he said.
Finance costs fell to 251 million rupees in the quarter from 442 million rupees a year earlier.
The Lanka IOC said a stronger exchange rate in the June quarter helped bring down finance costs but in the September quarter a weaker exchange rate will push up costs.
Launch of Corporate Fuel Card and XtraPremium Euro 3September 4, 2013 10:17 am
His Excellency Mr Ashok K Kantha, Hon’ble High Commissioner of India in SriLanka launched Corporate Fuel card and XtraPremium Euro 3 at M/s Felix Perera, flagship Retail Outlet of Lanka IOC.
The launch took place on 01.02.2012 in presence of Mr Sudhir Bhargava, Additional Secretary MOP&NG, Govt of India, Mr M Nene, Chairman Lanka IOC, Dr Hans Wijayasuriya, Group CEO Dialog and Mr K R SureshKumar, Managing Director, Lanka IOC. CEOs of many companies in SriLanka were also present at this function to witness the launch of Corporate Fuel Card which is the first of its kind in SriLanka and provides solution to the fuel requirement of Corporates without going through intermediaries.
Corporate Fuel card has been launched by Lanka IOC with a tie up with Dialog. Under this scheme, cards will be issued to the corporate bodies which can be used for taking fuel from Lanka IOC Petrol sheds. The respective Corporate may assign different limits to the individual cards through web based solution provided by Dialog. This will help the Corporate bodies to do away with processing of reimbursements to individual employees, tracking fuel consumption and convenience of settling the payment directly with Lanka IOC.
M/s Dialog in strategic partnership with Lanka IOC will provide necessary hardware at the Retail outlets and will provide web based interface for all the Corporates and dealers of Lanka IOC.