Since incorporation in 1993, JAT Holdings – the leader in wood coatings in Sri Lanka has risen in corporate reputation, financial strength and brand recognition. A few moments that stand out over the years are being named one of the Top Strongest Conglomerate Brands in the country through diversification in 2015 and being awarded the title of the Largest Distributor for Sayerlack in the world. The company has been among the Top 100 Most Respected Companies as stated by LMD, for 3 consecutive years commencing 2016. The group’s strategic aspirations are driven by a team of over 400 employees lead by the Founder and Managing Director Aelian Gunawardene.
Developing a conducive work environment has always been a priority for the group and our corporate culture embodies values of work life balance, a rewarding and challenging environment and a high level of employee engagement. We also provide ample learning opportunities to help our employees to be innovative and achieve their full potential. The four story, state-of-the-art office complex at Thalawathugoda houses its own gym, auditorium, kitchen and cafeteria - serving breakfast and lunch to all employees and hosts various types of ergonomically designed working spaces. An eco-friendly building complex surrounded by lush greenery induces olfactory and proprioceptive serenity. With the newly built JAT Experience Center in the premises, customers as well as employees are able to gain firsthand experience and knowledge on our products and services.
The ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007 certified manufacturing facility situated in Kahathuduwa houses a full-range manufacturing plant for decorative paint and brushes. Along with the factory spaces in Katunayake and Horana, the total manufacturing complex is equipped with technically advanced machinery and has stringent safety procedures in place.
JAT believes in a business strategy that enhances long term stakeholder value inculcating dimensions in ethical, social, cultural, economic and environmental spheres. The carbon foot print of the company is calculated under the three main scopes which is a first in the local industry. Being a company dealing with chemicals regularly, JAT takes extra precautions in mitigating environmental risk and the company has pioneered a ‘Chemical Leasing Business Solution’ in-line with the above. In an innovative concept combining cutting-edge manufacturing technology with ancient artistry of Sri Lanka, JAT launched ‘Petal Paint’ created with the pigments from dried flowers. Launched as a CSR project, the paint is currently used to restore faded murals and create new murals in temples.
During the recent past we have been awarded many iconic projects such as, the supply and installation of SEA Kitchens for ‘Altair’ luxury apartment complex and the supply of Armstrong ceilings for the Defense Head Quarters Complex which is the largest single ceiling order in Sri Lanka. Shangri-La, Luna Towers, The Ritz Carlton and Prime Grand Residencies are some of the prestigious projects that have patronized JAT products. JAT takes pride in completing projects on time while adhering to high quality standards with a dedicated project team including professional designers, quantity surveyors, project managers and an in-house installation crew.
Our Experience Centers house all world class brands which are represented and distributed by JAT. These centers provide the latest AR technology along with readily available interior designers and technical product experts which makes the walk-through experience unique and exciting for the customer.