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Overview

We are a leading ISO 9001 and BRC certified plastic based packaging solutions provider catering to the needs of industrial customers of all sizes in a diverse range of businesses. Our clientele ranges from large multinationals such as Unilever, Nestle, Ansell Lanka, and Caltex to long-standing Sri Lankan companies including Ceylon Cold stores, Hemas, Maliban, Cargills, and leading apparel exporters such as Brandix, Hirdarmani, MAS and Hela Clothing. We offer a versatile selection of packaging options to meet virtually any requirement in the market.

Polypak Secco Limited understands the impact that quality packaging can have on your product. Our highly skilled team has been providing high quality product packaging for more than 50 years. From apparel to chemicals, lubricants, food and more, we have the capability to deliver the effective and affordable packaging solutions that support your business goals.

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Quality Management

Our in-house quality assurance team ensures that all products manufactured satisfy internationally recognised quality standards such as:

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • BRC Packaging Certification
  • SEDEX Registration.
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Our Directors

The company is managed by professionals with guidance of the policies set out by the Board and under its overall supervision.

Sohli Captain Chairman

Sohli Captain is a leading business personality who initiated the plastic business over 50 years ago. The mastermind behind development of Polypak Secco Limited started the company from its humble beginning at Mayura Place to the billion rupee enterprise, which it is today. With his wide range of experience and technical skill, pure hard work and attention to detail he has succeeded in making Polypak Secco Limited one of the largest plastic packaging solution providers in Sri Lanka. In addition to his investment in Polypak Secco Limited, he has numerous other business investments including property, apparel, paints and surface coating as well as significant holdings in major listed companies. Mr. Captain was bestowed the Deshamanya title for his highly meritorious service. He is also a philanthropist and is involved in numerous charitable and social causes.

Rusi Sohli Captain Director

Rusi Captain is a director of privately owned companies including Paints and General Industries limited, Polytex Garments Limited and Ranweli Limited. He is also a Director of CEI Plastics Limited and Propertex Development Limited. Additionally he sits on the boards of listed companies CIC Holding Plc and Hatton National Bank Plc. Mr. Captain has a wealth of knowledge and over 15 years of business experience in a range of sectors. He has introduced significant initiatives for Polypak Secco Ltd. He is known to be a skilled entrepreneur and an astute investor. He had been educated at the Royal College Colombo, Millfield, U.K. and University Of Miami, Florida. Mr. Rusi Captain manages his family’s quoted share portfolio which includes 53% of CIC Holding Plc, 10% of Hatton National Bank Plc, as well as a significant holding of John Keells Holding Plc.

Prawira Rimoe Saldin Director / Chief Executive Officer

Rimoe Saldin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom and a Certified Management Accountant, Australia. He is an alumni of the Asian Institute of Management, Manila. With over 20 years of top management level experience, Mr. Saldin has a career spanning the areas of Finance, Human Resource Development, General Management and Operations. Having joined the company in November 2014, Mr. Saldin serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Polypak Secco Ltd. He is also a Director of Paints and General Industries Ltd, the holding company of CIC Holdings Plc. He was previously the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Browns Investment Plc Group, Chief Operating Officer Browns Group of companies, Country Controller for Royal Dutch Shell in Sri Lanka, Finance Director of Shell Gas Lanka Ltd and Shell Terminal Lanka Limited. Mr. Saldin also served as Group Finance Director and Commercial Director of CIC Holdings PLC. He served on the Board Of Directors of number of listed and unlisted companies in the CIC Group. He was the pioneer in the introduction and manufacturing of Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in Sri Lanka. Mr. Saldin took the initiative of setting up CISCO Specialty Packaging Ltd and was the first Managing Director of CISCO Specialty Packaging Limited.

Shattra Oraja Wijeyesekera Director

Shattra Oraja Wijeyesekera was appointed as an Account Assistant of Secco Brushes Corporation in 1967. He was appointed as a Director in 1988, when the partnership of Secco Brushes Corporation and Polypak Industries were amalgamated as Polypack Secco Ltd. He had also served as a Director at CEI plastics Limited, Austin Gloves (Ceylon) Limited and Propertex Development Limited and Polytex Garments Limited. His extensive experience and in-depth of knowledge is prospering the company.

Ranjit Francis Dias Abeysinghe Director

Ranjit Francis Dias Abeysinghe joined Secco Brushes Corporations in 1967 as a Technical Assistant. With more than 50 years of experience in the plastics industry, he has been supervising the production and technical activities of the company since its inception. His technical expertise transformed Polypak Secco Limited to a leading plastic packaging solution provider. He was appointed as a Director in 1989. He has been bringing a wide array of knowledge and experience into the company.

Mrs. Leesha Anne Captain Director

Our Infrastructure

We have one of the largest manufacturing facilities at Kaduwela, 15 km away from the Colombo city. Polypak Secco Ltd, manufacture to internationally applicable quality standards such as ISO 9001 and BRC. We are also accredited with SEDEX.

In addition, wastage is minimized through maintaining an in?house recycling system. This has helped to improve company’s productivity and be more environmentally responsible at the same time. The factory provides employment to more than 700 quality focussed individuals.

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Our History

From a humble beginning in 1958, over a period of 50 years, Polypak Secco Limited has transformed into a leading plastic-based packaging solutions provider, catering to virtually any packaging need in the market.

The roots of Polypak Secco Limited can be traced to Secco Brushes Corporation, which was established in Wellawatta on 1st October 1958. The first products, manufactured were ‘Tek’ toothbrushes due to a licence agreement awarded by “Johnson and Johnson? of U.K.

Secco Brushes Corporation was the brainchild of Mr. Sohli Captain. He bought two machines, hired 25 employees and commenced his business at Mayura place. Polypak Industries decided to manufacture Polythene films and was formed as a partnership in 1962. The factory for Polypak Industries was setup in Wellawatta near Secco Brushes Corporation.
However, premises in Mayura Place could not accommodate the growth of two companies. As a result, the company was relocated to Ethul Kotte in 1971. Polypak industries later obtained licence for blow mould products. As the two companies were prospering rapidly, the blow and injection moulding factories were shifted to Nawala while films were produced at Ethul Kotte.

Rapid growth of Secco Brushes and Polypak industries were visible. In 1988 the two partnerships amalgamated; created a limited liability company and renamed as Polypak Secco Limited. A turn towards sustainability was taken in late 90’s by setting up the first recycling plant at Ratmalana with the purchase of a pelletizer. All the defected products were sent to this plant and pelletized to reduce the wastage and the damage caused to the environment.

The company was growing day by day. Due to rapid expansion, the manufacturing was moved to a larger factory at Kaduwela in the year 2000. The blow moulding, injection moulding and film were produced at one factory house. The recycling plant was also brought into Kaduwela. Modern machinery was purchased to support the effectiveness and efficiency of the business. As a part of ongoing commitment to provide plastic packages with highest quality ISO 9001 and BRC certification was obtained.

Today, Polypak Secco has grown to be a group of companies with a turnover exceeding three billion, employing 700 workers with a factory situated in a land extending to 6 acre.

The growth strategy continues.........

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