John Keells Logistics Launches Innovative Fleet Management Operation for DHL Express Sri Lanka

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John Keells Logistics (JKLL), a leading provider of 3PL services in Sri Lanka, launched a new fleet management operation in partnership with DHL Express Sri Lanka earlier this year. This strategic collaboration involves dedicated fleet deployment and driver management by JKLL on behalf of DHL Express Sri Lanka while complying with DHL’s global standards. The official partnership launch event was held at the DHL Head Office Colombo and attended by Krishan Balendra, Chairperson of the John Keells Group, John Pearson, Global CEO of DHL Express , Zafir Hashim, President of Transportation & Plantation Sectors of the John Keells Group , Lasitha Manchanayake, CEO of John Keells Logistics, Hasitha Hewage, Head of Growth & Strategy of John Keells Logistics, R. S. Subramanian, Senior Vice President South Asia of DHL Express, and Dimithri Perera, Country Manager of DHL Express Sri Lanka. 

The partnership offers numerous benefits to DHL Express Sri Lanka, including enhanced operational efficiency and reliability, cost savings, and strict adherence to safety and compliance standards. The investment made in developing a tailor-made fleet of vehicles towards this collaboration, reinforces JKLL’s commitment to excellence and its ability to match the expectations of a global logistics leader. In addition, this initiative underscores JKLL’s ability to execute complex logistics operations with precision and efficiency, supported by the company’s robust financial stability, and nearly 20 years of industry expertise.

Furthermore, Lasitha Manchanayake, CEO of John Keells Logistics, emphasised the significance of this collaboration stating, ‘Our partnership with DHL Express Sri Lanka represents a pivotal step in our quest to deliver cutting-edge logistics solutions. Through this initiative, we are exemplifying our ability to meet global standards in operational efficiency, safety, and reliability—while contributing towards our goals of strengthening strategic partnerships, expanding service offerings, driving innovation, and upholding a client-centric approach. We have now stepped into a new dimension of successfully managing such fleets, demonstrating our capacity to handle complex logistics operations seamlessly and efficiently. 

John Keells Logistics (Pvt) Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), the largest conglomerate listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, operating with over 70 companies in 7 diverse industry sectors. With a history of over 150 years, John Keells Group provides careers to over 14,000 persons and has been ranked as Sri Lanka’s ‘Most Respected Entity’ for the last 18 Years by LMD magazine. John Keells Holdings PLC was ranked first for the fourth consecutive year in the ‘Transparency in Corporate Reporting Assessment’ by Transparency International Sri Lanka. Whilst being a full member of the World Economic Forum and a participant of the UN Global Compact, JKH drives its CSR vision of “Empowering the Nation for Tomorrow” through the John Keells Foundation and through the social entrepreneurship initiative, ‘Plasticcycle’, which is a catalyst in significantly reducing plastic pollution in Sri Lanka.


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