LOLC Motors Ltd. Sponsors VW Beetles Rally 201 - 08 Apr 2011

TBringing a visual delight to passersby, the Volkswagen Beetle owner’s club presented its annual Volkswagen beetle rally commemorating the 15th Anniversary Celebrations of the “Pride of Ownership” Drive. This year’s event was held in its 12th year since the Club’s initiation in 1999.

The motor company of the LOLC Group, LOLC Motors Ltd. were the proud sponsors at the event which saw a procession of multi-coloured beetle cars driven along Galle Road. The procession commenced from Colombo Hilton and ended at the Riverinia Hotel in Beruwala, which is a member hotel of LOLC Leisure Ltd.

"LOLC Motors Ltd. was launched in March 2010, as sole provider of hassle free automotive related works for LOLC Group’s vehicles. We have now widened it to provide automotive services to the masses. Hence, from this year onwards LOLC Motors Ltd. is fully geared to extend its services to the general public and the corporate sector. We were very pleased to have partnered with the VW Beetle owner’s club to sponsor this unique event." explained Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO of LOLC.

The new motor facility of the LOLC Group is equipped with state-of-the-art, modern auto tools and machinery, and is headed by a group of highly qualified technical staff led by a Service Engineer and a team of qualified foremen. All technical staff at the new facility is German Tech, Japan Tech, City and Guilds and NAITA qualified personnel, and includes three highly respected Motor Industry Qualified Service advisers.

Sharing his thoughts, Mr. Jayawardena said, "In keeping with our Group’s core vision, LOLC Motors Ltd. will cater to all customer requirements. We have set our sights firmly on becoming the most preferred automotive solutions provider in the country."

"To achieve this, firstly we have equipped our new motor facility with the required infrastructure and have located it at Gothatuwa, Rajagiriya in close proximity to our Head Office. Secondly we have developed our new motor services portfolio to provide a range of services such as general servicing, mechanical repairs, body repairs, re-sprays, restorations and modifications for all types of Cars, Motor Cycles, Vans, Buses, and Lorries etc. In addition, we have liaised with our partner company LOLC Insurance Company Ltd. to offer motor insurance at an attractive rate. By this way, we have enabled our customers the ease of accessibility to get all their motor needs done under one roof." Mr. Jayawardena explained further.

One of the specialties of LOLC Motors Ltd. is that its operations are in keeping with LOLC Group’s ‘green’ ventures. The new facility is designed to operate as an eco friendly motor garage and vehicle service centre. It implements vehicle repairing and maintenance mechanisms which significantly impact the environment positively.

Explaining further Mr. Jayawardena commented, "The new facility has a micro biological media system on waste water and rain water recycling; eco-friendly paint booths; and air-condition recovery machines to prevent release of refrigerant to the atmosphere. In addition, the unique design of the facility is structured to utilize maximum natural light. We plan to install solar panels in the near future to fulfill our energy requirements."

The new LOLC Motors Ltd. facility is equipped to handle 100 vehicles per day and is an invaluable complement to LOLC Group’s fleet management services.

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