OUR STORY

We are a 3rd generation, family-owned multinational company, in Power, Light and Digital infrastructure products, head quartered in Sri Lanka, we have a workforce in excess of 5000 personnel across 6 continents. We operate in 8 business verticals.

OUR STORY

We are a 3rd generation, family-owned multinational company, in Power, Light and Digital infrastructure products, head quartered in Sri Lanka, we have a workforce in excess of 5000 personnel across 6 continents. We operate in 8 business verticals.

WHY WE DO
WHAT WE DO

We believe in connecting people, products, and technologies through innovation, by empowering humanity to make our world a better place.

HOW WE DO
WHAT WE DO

We inspire great teams to achieve the impossible by empowering leadership at every level in the business.

WHAT WE DO NOT DO

No matter how lucrative it may sound, we shall never engage in businesses that deal in arms and ammunition, alcohol and tobacco, livestock, gambling or any other business that undermines our social values.

OUR HISTORY

1920

Somapala Kodituwakku become first generation entrepreneur at the age of 21
by venturing into transportation of Oranges to the capital.

1940

Establishes a British Automotive spare parts establishment called Somapala & Co

1960

Second generation takes over with Sugath Kodituwakku becoming Chairman and moves the business towards the Orient with the introduction of Japanese spare parts. Company becomes Orient Commercial Company

1975

Orient Commercial acquires Philips distributorship for Sri Lanka.

1983

Orient Holdings was established to setup a manufacturing joint venture with Clipsal Australia

1995

Third generation takes over with Kushan Kodituwakku and expands Manufacturing with R&D capabilities.

2004

With the acquisition of Clipsal by Schneider the company became independent and the brand switched to Orange Electric (Orient Range becomes O|RANGE).

2017

Relocating manufacturing to OREL Park, a greenfield Project

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Tim Sherman
President Signamax

Experienced executive business leader, with a strong track record of top and bottom line revenue growth over a 20yr career in IT Networking. Professionally trained in Marketing, and has served in senior leadership roles with leading Fortune 500 Companies.

Tom Vanden Bussche
CEO Qbus

Experienced general manager with track record in generating profitable growth in both small and large companies. International experience with proven skills in general management, M&A, growth financing, team leadership. Holds Masters of Law and Harvard MBA degrees.

Sooraj Sivaprasad
CEO Middle East & Africa

Business Management specializes in Marketing, Sustained track record in business development
and delivering strong business and operational results in Middle East and Africa. More than 14+
years of extensive experience in the field of Sales , Marketing and Product Support.

Sanath Wijethunge
Chief Operating Officer, Sri Lanka

More than twenty-five years of experience in Sales and Marketing at Senior Management level, Marketing Graduate from the CIM – UK and Certified Professional Marketer status conferred by APMF in Singapore. Currently holds a MBA from University of Southern Queensland – Australia

Goh Wei Koon
Deputy General Manager, Sale,
South East Asia

An experienced sales and marketing leader, with track records of leading sales teams, formulating and directing business plans for electrical and IT networking sectors. Held regional leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies and has MBA from Alliance Manchester Business
School

WHERE WE ARE

34Countries

Employing5317 Personnel

Empowering 5000 Business Partners

Across6 Continents

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