DIMO, one of the leading diversified conglomerates in Sri Lanka, has been recognised as the Best Global Distributor for year 2021 by TK Elevator (formerly known as thyssenkrupp Elevator), the German technology innovator and a global leader in providing Mobility Solutions.
DIMO was awarded this prestigious accolade for establishing a world-class team for sales and 24hour services, growing the market share by two digits within a short span of time and most importantly for securing two international airport projects in the region.
One of these was at the Velana International Airport in Maldives, DIMO’s latest overseas project. This included the supplying, installing, and maintaining of 41 TKE elevators, escalators and moving walks. Relocation of the Emigration Area at the Passenger Terminal Building of Bandaranaike International Airport (Terminal 1) in Sri Lanka was the other project which was recognized by TKE, which consisted of the supplying, installing, testing & commissioning of TKE elevators.
Mr. Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman & Managing Director of DIMO, said “The prestigious “Global Distributor Award 2021” is yet another notch in our belt, proving that we at DIMO are dedicated to continuously fuelling the dreams and aspirations of all our stakeholders. It is a testament to the quality of the products and services offered by DIMO and I would like to congratulate the team for achieving this award and in the same vein would also like to thank TKE for honouring us with this title.”
Mr. Wijith Pushpawela, Executive Director of DIMO, who also oversees the elevators and escalators business of the Group stated, “DIMO begun distributing the German TKE technology to both Sri Lankan and Maldivian markets in 2018. Since then, DIMO was also able to significantly increase TKE’s market share by the end of the year 2020. This feat was further backed by DIMO’s status as a leader in the engineering sector with an experienced and a highly qualified engineering team, combined with unparalleled after sales services to all our customers.”
DIMO has also secured many other key projects in Sri Lanka including the Softlogic Mall – Kurunegala, Cargills Square – Colombo 09, Cargills – Bandarawela, Cargills Square – Katubedda, Cargills Ceylon (PLC) – Kandy, Faculty of Medicine & Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts at the University of Peradeniya, Faculties of Technology at the Sabaragamuwa and Wayamba Universities, Bank of Ceylon – Fort, Radisson Collection – Thalpe, Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort – Weligama and Mount Clifford Residencies – Homagama. Additionally, DIMO has secured maintenance contracts at the Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, Amari Galle, OZO Hotel – Kandy, Havelock City Apartments and many more.
TKE has engaged a well experienced technical team to partner DIMO’s technical team with the aim of sharing expertise in positioning, assisting in understanding end user requirements and preparation of technical designs. Furthermore, TKE’s technical experts are available for onsite installation, testing and commissioning to ensure that all activities carried out adhere to the highest quality standards. Such measures were especially required at major projects such as airport projects. TKE also ensures the support of its remote global technical team at any stage of a project and a continuous supply of required spare parts during service and maintenance periods.
DIMO team with the award
Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) is involved in a number of related fields and represents many prestigious principals – Mercedes-Benz, Siemens, Jeep, KSB, TATA Motors, MTU, Komatsu, Michelin, Zeiss, MRF, Bomag, Claas, TK Elevator, Mahindra Tractors and Stanley to name a few. From a company known for vehicles, DIMO today has diversified into many areas. Medical Engineering, Building Management Systems and Services, Power Generation and Distribution, Material Handling, Storage and Warehouse solutions, Power Tools, Agricultural Equipment, Total Lighting Solutions, Power systems and Generators, Refrigeration, Ship Repairing and Driver Training Courses are some of the areas into which DIMO has entered during the past few decades. DIMO has also diversified into fertilizer and agriculture input market. DIMO successfully entered into overseas markets in the Maldives and Myanmar, by expanding their Marine and General Engineering services through partnerships in the Maldives and their automobiles and automobile servicing segments into Myanmar. DIMO is currently working to consolidate on current overseas operations with new markets in East Africa.