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Abans appoints PickMe as corporate mobility partner

19 February 2020

Business News:

Continuing to strengthen ties with corporate giants in the country, PickMe, Sri Lanka’s leading technology driven mobility solutions provider recently entered into a partnership with Abans PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s leading household brands, to provide staff mobility solutions.

Abans PLC will benefit through this partnership since PickMe’s reliable, technology-enabled platform will ensure that staff travel is safe, convenient and reasonably priced through the establishment of a corporate account.

“Our partnership with Abans PLC will fulfill the company’s need for a foolproof and user-friendly mobility solution.

“We have been partnering with companies from around the island to provide the essentials for a trusted, reliable, safe and affordable transportation solution. Our services have been utilized by many who require efficient transport solutions that are easy to track in order to maintain proper records and also to conduct their business activities in a professional and efficient manner,” said Mr. Lakmal Weerasuriya, Head of Corporate Sales at PickMe.

Over the years, PickMe has been including major companies such as John Keells Holdings, Hayleys Group, Brandix, Aitken Spence and MAS Holdings among many others into its corporate partnership fold.

“Abans Group is on a journey of digital transformation and our partnership with PickMe to establish a corporate account for staff travel at Abans PLC is just one of the many initiatives the Group will be embarking on in the next few years. We are happy to support another Sri Lankan-grown business and to foster synergies between our organizations,” said Abans Group of Companies’ Digital Lead, Jerastin Dubash.

The PickMe corporate solution offers paperless transactions, 100% visibility and traceability at economical rates. Corporate partners can use PickMe’s automated log sheet enabled route map generation system that comes with travel history to maintain proper records of transportation. “Our web and mobile based platforms are especially suited to meet objectives such as this, as we provide relevant functions such as live tracking and route maps. Our systems undergo constant analysis and necessary modifications to ensure the smooth functioning in addition to the introduction of new features aimed at making the user’s experience better,” Lakmal added.

The PickMe Board of Directors represents a multitude of shareholders and consists of Ajit Gunewardene as Chairman, Conrad Dias (representing LOLC PLC.), Dinesh Rodrigo (representing Interblocks Ltd.), Ruchi Gunewardene (Managing Director – Brand Finance Lanka) and Jiffry Zulfer who is the CEO of the company, managing its day to day operations.

Since 1968, Abans Group’s sphere of influence has been growing, reaching every corner of Sri Lanka. Its presence in key industries, including retail, commercial real estate, manufacturing, logistics, environmental management and finance, has had a transformative impact on the Sri Lankan economy as a whole.


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