April 18th,2014 Mirco cars ltd, Geely’s distributor in Sri Lanka opened its new assembly plant in Polgahawela after a long preparation. Attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Mr. Mahinda Rajapaska, President of Sri Lanka, as well as government officials Dr. Sarath Amunugama, International Monetary Cooperation Senior Minister and Deputy Finance Minister, Mr. Rishard Bathiudeen. The Vice President of Geely International Corporation, Mr. Wang Xiuwen also joined this ceremony on Geely’s behalf.
Mr. President and his team visited the new plant where the first automatic assembly and inspection line was installed in Sri Lanka to assemble SKD of Geely cars. After a test drive of a brand-new Emgrand 7, they all raised high expectations for Geely’s development in Sri Lanka.
In addition, news.lk, an authoritative media website provided full-spectrum coverage of this grand ceremony.
Sri Lanka, a paramount market for Geely brand in Southwest Asia, imported more than 1500 and sold over 2000 Geely cars in 2013. Geely, accounting for 18% of market share , ranks top in China’s private cars and Second in all car brands within Sri Lanka. With new assembly line put into use, a remarkable rise in productivity and assembly quality could be achieved, which is sure to lay a solid foundation for Geely’s sustainable development in Sri Lankan domestic market.