About Us

About Us

From the inception in 1997, Universal Lanka Marketing (Pvt.) Ltd. has been the leading trendsetter in the domestic home appliance market in Sri Lanka. We are proud to be the pioneer of introducing innovative kitchen appliances to the Sri Lankan Market. With our own concepts and designs, which are compatible with our Sri Lankan cooking styles and dishes, and with the technical collaboration of world-renowned manufacturers, we are the first to introduce Induction Cooker, Multi-function cooker, Wonder Cooker, and the mist fan to the Sri Lankan market. The UNIVERSAL Smart Cooking Blender is our latest introduction to the market which has started converting the conventional kitchen into a smart kitchen. So it is the UNIVERSAL brand that has won the hearts of Sri Lankan housewives. With a team of highly enthusiastic and dedicated, today we are among the top 5 players in the market. And more importantly, The UNIVERSAL Multi-function cooker is the Top Selling Electric cooker brand in Sri Lanka, possessing an 80% market share of the electric cooker market in Sri Lanka. The reason for this great achievement is that we touch the hearts of our customers and identify the real necessity. As the result, we are capable of delivering not just a product, but an innovative solution that guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. And the other important fact is that our inspired solutions are always delivered to the customer’s doorstep island-wide.

Our Vision

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Be the MOST PREFFRED CHANNEL BRAND for Smart Living in Sri Lanka

Our Mission

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To touch the hearts and minds of peoples by providing solutions of high quality and value through meaningful innovation to their doorsteps to experience the benefits from new ways of living

Message from Management

CEO / Chairman

Dr. Nickson Samarasinghe

Chairman / CEO

Universal International Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd

A Member UNIVERSAL GROUP

In an era of advanced technologies and new techniques, we continuously strive for innovation and enhanced efficiency. Being the leader in innovation and the pioneer in creating and introducing electronic and electrical appliances of cutting-edge technology, our mark of excellence is right beside you. As one of the largest companies in the country, we, UNIVERSAL Lanka Marketing (Pvt.) Limited, provide products and services that are in touch with you every day. This would not have been possible without the vision or values that drive our business as we work to keep our brand as the MOST PREFERRED BRAND for the Electronics & Electrical appliance in Sri Lanka.

And it is with great pleasure I announce, that with the collaboration of our foreign business partners, we are in the final stage of setting up our strategic plan to expand our operations to Vietnam, Bangladesh, Maldives Island, and India. This would be one of the greatest achievements of Universal Group History.

 Our aim of expanding our operations overseas is to obtain the maximum value from our existing assets, experience, and expertise in the industry. Our strategies are flexible enough to enable us to achieve this value by increasing activity even in those lines of business that would generate foreign exchange to the country while offering the best growth prospects and leveraging our assets through foreign alliances or partnerships. And further, this would transform us to be one of Sri Lanka’s most economically impactful entities that directly and indirectly contribute to the country’s socio-economic progress.

Despite many challenges, with our market and industry experience over two decades, our company has embarked on a clear strategic path and continues performing well in line with expectations. We will proceed to build and maintain our position as the MOST PREFERRED BRAND in our industry segment. In the last two decades, we have managed to strengthen our reserves, increase our turnover, and improve our capital position. Universal Lanka will continue on the track towards sustained profitability and the creation of new business opportunities for the Universal Group.

One of the greatest assets of Universal Lanka is its high-quality human resources, consisting of professionals such as Engineers & Technicians, based in our associated overseas production facilities also, marketing personnel, IT technicians, managers with different expertise, and accountants. All are well qualified and experienced in their respective fields. To achieve our vision, we build, maintain, protect and enhance our reputation as one of the most ethical, efficient, and trusted companies among our employees, clients, customers, supply chain partners, investors, and the community at large. Lead by Management, our robust approach to corporate responsibility has ensured delivery of the highest quality products and services that guarantees 100% customer satisfaction.

UNIVERSAL Group as well as Universal Lanka operate under sound corporate governance and carry out all its business dealings with honesty and transparency in an ethical manner. That is why our customer base is expanding daily and our businesses are thriving locally and globally. As we look to the years ahead, we renew our pledge to remain committed to excellence, keep abreast of changes and innovations, adopt better management and industry-relevant techniques, and successfully overcome all challenges before us.

General Manager

Vasantha Hettiarachchi

General Manager

Universal International Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd

A Member UNIVERSAL GROUP

It gives me great pleasure to present a very short briefing on the strategic plan of the company for the next decade which is mainly comprised of 3 Year Plan, 5 Year Plan as well as 10 Year Plan.


In line with the Going Green concept, we at UNIVERSAL Lanka believe that it is one of our social responsibilities to help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations while taking steps to conserve energy, reduce pollution and save money. So in our products and solutions, we share ideas on how to GO GREEN and SAVE GREEN at home and at work that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles.

a.) 03-year plan. Make the brand UNIVERSAL known to everyone in the country through our availability and visibility in each and every corner of the country. The company’s own showroom network would operate with 100 showrooms island-wide while setting up 1,000 dealer outlets to ensure 100% coverage of the market. Furthermore, all the efforts have been taken to assure fast and efficient customer service that guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. The Telemarketing team would let people experience the fastest service channel in the country. Through the island-wide coverage, we would make arrangements to deliver the order to the doorsteps of our customers or to any location they nominate for the delivery within a few minutes. The R & D division has been entrusted with special projects and would play a vital role in the 3-year plan. Considering the market information gathered and the development of the technology, the division would create solutions and concepts that would make living more comfortable.

 

b.) 05-year plan. Make the brand UNIVERSAL the most preferred and the inspired brand in the country for Smart Living Solutions. And our involvement in the tourism industry would generate foreign exchange to the country while generating approximately 500 employment opportunities.

 

c.) 10-year plan. Make the brand UNIVERSAL, a globally trusted brand and one of the most impactful business conglomerates in the country’s socio-economic development. In line with our long term goals and strategies, we are confident that our contribution to the development of the country, in different sectors of the economy such as  Industrial Horticultural and Exports of processed and value-added Agricultural products (UNIVERSAL Agri-Business & UNIVERSAL Exports) Manufacturing (UNIVERSAL Industries), Tourism (UNIVERSAL Leisure), Property Development, Real estate, and interior designing solutions (UNIVERSAL Properties & UNIVERSAL Interior) would uplift the economic growth rate of the country and living standard of the people.

 

As we look back at the evolution of the Company since its inception in 1997, we can be pleased with the many successes the company has achieved, and as we look forward to we can be confident that the strong foundation that has been laid will enable the organization to grow from strength to strength.

the management team, as the driving force behind the Universal Group, in line with the corporate vision, actively and efficiently evolve in management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals.

With our 10 year plan, we will proceed to build our position as a strong global brand. In the last two decades, we have managed to strengthen our reserves, increase our turnover, and improve our capital position. Universal Group will continue on track towards sustained profitability and the creation of new business opportunities for the company and our customers around the world.

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