Sri Lanka is a major market with immense opportunities for big players in the construction and architectural industry, Hafele South Asia Managing Director Jurgen Wolf told a webinar for the Colombo design and construction community on the ‘Importance of a Reliable Solutions Partner for the Construction Industry in Sri Lanka’ last week. He said, “When Hafele entered the Sri Lankan market we saw plenty of opportunities for major players in the construction sector.”
Häfele, a German brand that provides home interior solutions to optimise spaces launched operations in Sri Lanka in 2010.
The global brand marks a decade of its presence in Sri Lanka this year. “We found not only the architectural community but also the building community in Sri Lanka as highly educated and capable which is a unique scenario,” Wolf said, adding that Hafele does not stick to selling products but provides comprehensive solutions to the industry.
He said Hafele will explore new opportunities in the architectural industry in Sri Lanka and continue to be a leading player in the interior design market.
Hafele was launched in 1923 and currently comprises over 900 employees and over 150,000 customers across the world. It has 57 employees in its operations in Sri Lanka.
“While design lies at the very centre of every commercial and non-commercial project, it is really the right kind of hardware procured from a reliable solutions partner that works towards realising the decided design, effectively,” Wolf said, adding that it is imperative to give equal thought and consideration by decision makers to the kind of partner they choose for all the hardware and functionality needs that the project demands.
He said, “Sustainable hardware solutions are as important to a project as the design. The true functionality of the overall design comes through only when the hardware used to create those designs is of top quality.
“Being a German company, Häfele has always given great emphasis to sustainable quality that is offered to customers only after the most rigorous checks and measures. To support this proposition holistically we have also recruited a fully-trained technical support team that walks with you through every stage of the project, Wolf said. The webinar was launched by Chief Delegate – Delegation of German Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka, Andreas Hergenroether.
Hafele has entered a Premier Platinum Partnership with the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) for 2020. The primary objective of this partnership is to support the hospitality sector in Sri Lanka with sustainable hardware solutions.