LAUGFS Gas and Abans enter into an alliance to facilitate reachability and convenience to customers

Two long-established, truly Sri Lankan brands entered into an agreement to offer convenience to Sri Lankans across the island recently, when LAUGFS Gas, the leader in providing LPG as a cleaner source of fuel for Sri Lankan domestic customer, and regional powerhouse, Abans, entered into a partnership. This strategic partnership would enable Sri Lankans to conveniently purchase cooking-related products including new empty gas cylinders, gas cookers, free standing cookers and other appliances under one roof.

The official signing of the agreement took place at the Colombo City Centre (CCC) on the 30th of September 2020, with the participation of Group Managing Director of LAUGFS Holdings, Mr. Piyadasa Kudabalage, Group Managing Director of Abans, Mr. Behman (Tito) Pestonjee, Director and CEO of LAUGFS Gas PLC, Mr. Chaminda Ediriwickrama and Chief Marketing Officer of Abans, Buddhika Dharmawardena.

“This alliance is a significant event in the consumer retailing industry in Sri Lanka, where two of the most trusted and well-reputed Sri Lankan brands come together to serve Sri Lankans, offering a high level of customer service excellence. As truly local brands that enjoy sustainable success, we are well-positioned to offer customers accessibility to reliable, high quality cooking-related product without delays or other interruptions that might cause inconvenience,” said Mr. Kudabalage.

“I am pleased and honored to announce the agreement signed between two of the most renowned home-grown companies in Sri Lanka – Abans Group and LAUGFS Holdings. This strategic partnership will be the stepping stone to numerous mutual benefits that will enhance and enrich both brands in the long-run, especially during this time of economic crisis. The partnership offers customers the advantage and ease of purchasing LAUGFS Gas products hassle-free, as it will be made available through the extensive Abans showroom network across the country,” commented Mr. Behman (Tito) Pestonjee, Managing Director of Abans PLC. The two companies plan to reach out to customers through the partnership with promotions, price and service-related offers and much more, as the alliance unfolds in the near future.

Abans Group is the market leader in a number of business segments including Retail Operations, Services, Logistics, Manufacturing, Real Estate and Infrastructure. The conglomerate is well-known for representing some of the world’s best brands in Sri Lanka. Since 1968, Abans’ sphere of influence has steadily grown, extending to every corner of Sri Lanka and the organization continues to have a transformative impact on the Sri Lankan economy as a whole.

LAUGFS Gas PLC is a pioneering energy provider in Sri Lanka involved in the provision and installation of LPG as a fuel source for its numerous customers within the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. LAUGFS Gas PLC maintains a consistently growing network of over 8,200 dealers and 31 distributors, allowing it to achieve an island-wide presence and provide its services to customers in suburban, urban and rural districts with ease. LAUGFS Gas PLC has established a variety of customer service systems, such as the enhancement of its purchasing platforms, including its own hotline 1345, website and WhatsApp 0768427427. LAUGFS Gas is the only digitalized service provider in Sri Lanka who can offer contactless payment option to the customer through their online ordering facility.