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Aitken Spence to promote local key industries with German investments 

 Sri Lanka’s diversified blue-chip conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC headed by billionaire business tycoon Harry Jayawardena has made a major initiative inpromoting the country’s key industries with German investments.   

Aitken Spence recently partnered with the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka). The premium platinum partnership is aimed at promoting key industries in Sri Lanka to draw German investments.

Aitken Spence represents three major German brands namely, TUI, Hapag Lloyd and DB Schenker. 

Aitken Spence Travels is a joint venture with TUI which is the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world. 

Aitken Spence Maritime has a joint venture in Sri Lanka with Hapag Lloyd, a global leader in container shipping, specialising in reefer cargo, dangerous goods and special cargo projects.

 Aitken Spence Freight is the local agent representing DB Schenker, a leader in supply chain management and logistics solutions. 

These are some of the long-standing relationships with world renowned organisations which has provided a plethora of opportunities for the respective industries whilst it signifies trust, professionalism and growth, officials of the company said. .

AHK Sri Lanka is part of the German Chamber Network Abroad supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) which represents several million German companies. 

AHK Sri Lanka is committed to fair business and offers the ideal platform to create business opportunities for both Sri Lankan and German companies in both directions.

Commenting on this premium platinum partnership, Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake Deputy Chairman and Managing Director said, “For many years, across the Group of Aitken Spence, we have established several partnerships with some of the world’s most recognised and trusted companies and brands.

 This is a further commitment to strengthening our relationship with AHK Sri Lanka and that we capitalise on the highest level of access and exposure within AHK Sri Lanka’s extensive network of regional and international decision-makers. Moreover, partnerships of this nature will help the much-needed boost for key industries and the economy of Sri Lanka at large. This is particularly crucial during the pandemic as we must work in collaboration to revive business

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