General Sales Co., (Pvt) Ltd (GESCO) was established on 21 st September 1977 as a Limited liability Company with an authorized share capital of Rs. 200,000/= and a paid up capital of Rs. 200,000/= and it ventured into business operations as a trading and indenting company at “Ceylinco House “ the tallest building in Colombo at that time, occupying approximately 5000 sq ft with 25 employees. The mission of the Company enabled it to develop a strategic focus on its varied business activities and meet the challenges in the dynamic market environment.
Electrical Division of General Sales Co., (Pvt) Ltd markets a range of products such as Hager Switch Gear, Crompton Fans, and Henderson Door Gear etc.
As Sole Agents in Sri Lanka for Hager Electro AG of France it markets their range of products such as trip switches, main switches MCCBs, RCCBs, Enclosures etc. The said products are sold to the high end of the market and we are happy to state that we have been maintaining market leadership in the past few years.
Moreover, Electrical Modular Systems from Hager – France is considered the undisputed Market Leader in the local market for the past few years despite its premium price.
One of the business functions of the Electrical Division is to design and fabricate electrical control switch gear and motor control centers for specific customer requirements. The said control panels are fabricated using internationally reputed electrical components. The fabrication is carried out in an ISO Certified State of the Art Workshop which includes modern testing facilities.
Henderson of UK is considered the 'Rolls Royce' of sliding doors / Folding door gear and has been trusted by many renowned architects and Civil Contractors on their contract which involves large joinery applications.
The Nation's lighting requirements have been met by EYE brand lamps and fixtures made by Iwasaki Electric Company of Japan and Westinghouse of UAE. EYE brand consists of sodium and mercury vapor and halogen lamps Manufactured by Evasaki Electronic Co Ltd of Japan. The said lamps are the most popular lighting systems used in a wide range of industrial and non – industrial projects.
Crompton Fans is the market leader in India and has been so for over a decade. It's dominance of the market is mainly due to the wide range of Fans it manufactures which caters to the demand be it the Domestic or industrial Segments of the Market. These products are known for consistent quality, low power consumption and higher operational efficiency. The said fans are exported to Countries such as USA, Italy, South Africa, Ghana, Figi, Singapore, Baharain, Sri Lanka, UK, France, Oman, Sudan, etc by our principals based in India. As far as the local market is concerned it maintains the second position with its highly competitive price efficient distribution through the dealer network of the Company and the reliable after sales service offered by the Company.
The GESCO machinery division markets a wide range of superlative heavy and light machinery and equipment. It is a Pioneer Supplier of construction and compaction machinery to the construction industry. The product range of the division consists of Rammers and Vibrating Plates from Wacker Machinery of USA & Germany, Road rollers etc, Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan, Compressors of Hokuetsu Industries Co. Ltd of Japan, Light Construction Machinery from Jeonil Machinery Co. Ltd of Korea Heavy Earth Moving Equipment from Hyundai, Heavy industries of Korea, Concrete Mixtures from Esquire of India and Dozers from Shantui. The Prismo Road Stud designed by Prismo Limited in the UK has been marketed by the Division in Sri Lanka for well over 20 years.
The GESCO water division specializes in the supply and installation of mechanical and electrical equipment for water and waste water treatment projects of medium and large scale.
The GESCO water division exclusively represents some of the internationally renowned products such as LOWARA pumps from Italy In addition, the Division also has a fully equipped mechanical service workshop and a ISO9001 certified electrical panel fabrication workshop facility. The division is managed by a team of professionally qualified engineers and has successfully completed a number of projects of varying magnitudes for the National Water Supply and Drainage Board and Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, etc.
TEKA is a quality certified ISO 9001 internationally reputed group of companies in Spain represented by GESCO to market its range of products such as bath room mixers, sink mixers and shower sets in Sri Lanka.
This division is involved in the import and supply of communication equipment such as dual channel links, multi channel links, and rechargeable batteries for military communication equipment, Shoes & Boots, Wire Concertina and Special Equipment Spare Parts. The Division markets its products to the three armed forces, Sri Lanka Police & Sri Lanka Civil Security Department.
We began as a family business three Decades ago, and it is my vision that the organization we've grown into will continue growing in the same tradition of a family business, a family of employees who will contribute to the growth and success of the organization. I see it this way because I believe this to be the most satisfying and effectivepath to achieving the company's objectives. This organization will continue to develop the high performance potential of its family, thus maximizing the company's inherent strength and creativity in the diverse areas in which they serve, equipping them for quick, effective response to challenges of the marketplace.