Jay Jay Mills Lanka opens facility at Eravur BOI Zone | Sunday Observer

Jay Jay Mills Lanka opens facility at Eravur BOI Zone

18 September, 2022

Jay Jay Mills Lanka (Pvt) Ltd began ground development work at the Dedicated Textile Manufacturing Zone in Eravur, Batticaloa last week. This is the first project to be undertaken at the site.

The facility will feature state-of-the-art technology with knitting, dyeing and finishing capacities of 50 tons of fabric per day when in full operation and is designed to adhere to the latest environmentally sustainable norms.

Jay Jay Mills Lanka, the parent company of Jay Jay Textiles Lanka, was incorporated in Sri Lanka as a BOI Company and commenced commercial operations in 2004 by engaging in the manufacture and export of apparel. The ultimate parent company, Jay Jay Mills India is a well-established textile and apparel manufacturer in India with over four decades of experience in the industry and with this investment, the company plans to bring that expertise to Sri Lanka.

The company currently has an extensive network of operations in the country with facilities in Avissawella, Matara, Moneragala, Trincomalee and Mannar with over 9,500 full-time employees.

Managing Director of Jay Jay Mills Lanka, Srikumar said, ‘’The country as a whole will benefit from this project because a major portion of foreign exchange outflow on the importation of fabric can be curtailed to a considerable level by fulfilling the fabric demand of our Group consisting of ten manufacturing plants.”

“This will enable us to improve service levels for our customers by enabling speed and flexibility, allowing us to win additional business which will greatly benefit the economy of Sri Lanka,” he said.

BOI Chairman Raja Edirisuriya said, “In the context of the current global conditions, disasters and pandemics are frequent and evident. Therefore, international leading brands always look for a counter sourcing strategy, which is all about sourcing textiles and clothing from the country of manufacturing. Against this backdrop, the newly unveiled zone is going to be an ideal manufacturing ecosystem for international brands, that are interested in investing in Sri Lanka.”

BOI Director General Renuka M. Weerakone said, “The 300 acre-dedicated Textile Manufacturing Zone in Eravur, was set up by the government as a Strategic Development Project to enhance the textile manufacturing footprint in the country.”