OUR BEGINNINGS

Nurturing client loyalty that has transcended a generation, the United Motors Group remains one of Sri Lanka’s most respected corporate entities today. It is a reputation earned through visionary leadership and fearless business decisions that enabled us to venture beyond our core business of importation and sale of vehicles, diversifying as a Group to remain significant and progressive in today’s highly competitive market.

Built on strong ethics and operational excellence, the United Motors Group continues to evolve and strengthen operational efficiencies through a growing branch network island-wide, rapidly adapting to automobile evolutions, technological breakthroughs and fast-changing consumer preferences.

United Motors Group enjoys the reputation as one of Sri Lanka’s most respected blue-chip companies for connecting Sri Lankan consumers to innovative automobiles, machinery and related technologies from around the world.

Our Mission

To delight and make lifelong relationships with our customers by providing high quality products, services and transport solutions using state-of-the-art technology and developing a team of people who are committed to excellence with the highest level of integrity through a corporate culture that encourages participative management to create a socially responsible corporate entity,whilst ensuring optimum returns to shareholders.

Our Vision

To be the best company in Sri Lanka through diversification whilst maintaining the leadership position in the transport industry.

OUR JOURNEY THUS FAR
1945

Incorporation of United Motors Limited as a Private Limited Liability Company.

1972

Vested in the Government on 8 March, commenced as a Government Owned Business Undertaking.

1985

Entered into a distributor agreement with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), Japan.

1989

May

United Motors Lanka Limited was incorporated as a Public Limited Liability Company with an authorised share capital (now referred to as stated capital) of Rs. 100,000,000.

1992

Incorporation of a subsidiary - Orient Motor Company Limited (OMCL) to import, distribute, hire vehicles and to provide related services.

1993

Incorporation of a subsidiary - UML Property Developments Ltd., for the construction of a warehouse complex on a five acre land at Orugodawatte.

1994

Incorporation of a subsidiary - Unimo Enterprises Limited (UEL) to import and sell vehicles and to provide related services.

1995

September

United Motors Lanka Limited (UMLL) celebrated 50 years of excellence.

1997

November

Perodua brand from Malaysia was launched by UEL.

1999

July

The Orugodawatte Workshop Complex was opened.

2002

March

The Valvoline brand from USA was launched by UML.

2003

April

UML acquired 50% interest in TVS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

2004

September

The Yokohama brand from Japan was launched by UEL.

2006

January

UEL launched Mudan range of Chinese vehicles.

2007

March

TVS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. signed a distributor agreement with Bharat Petroleum Corporation of India.

June

JMC brand from China was launched by UEL.

August

The Company was re-registered as United Motors Lanka PLC (UML).

December

Zotye brand from China was launched by UEL.

2008

March

Incorporation of TVS Automotives (Pvt) Ltd as a fully owned subsidiary of TVS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

2009

December

UEL opened a local assembly facility within the Orugodawatte Workshop Complex to assemble the Zotye Nomad SUV.

2010

December

The Company increased the number of shares by way of a share split on the basis of two new ordinary shares for every existing issued ordinary share.

2011

February

OMCL added the DFSK Mini truck brand to its product portfolio.

December

The Company was awarded a citation for order intake development from Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Japan for the Fuso brand.

2012

March

The Group achieved its highest ever profit in the financial year.

2013

October

UML was ranked amongst the top 100 Corporates in Sri Lanka across all industries in 2012/13 by LMD.

September

The Fuso Heavy Duty Trucks was launched by UML.

August

The Company was re-registered as United Motors Lanka PLC (UML).

November

UML was ranked among the top 25 companies in Sri Lanka across all industries by Business Today, in 2012/13.

2014

March

UEL opened its assembly plant in Ranala.

The legendary brand MG was launched by UEL.

November

UML was ranked among the top 25 companies in Sri Lanka across all industries by Business Today, in 2013/14.

Valvoline was awarded for its Outstanding Sales Performance in South East Asia at the Valvoline South East Asia Conference in Mumbai.

 

2015

February

The Simoniz brand from United Kingdom (UK) was launched by UML.

May

The Brilliance brand from China was launched by UEL.

September

UEL added DFSK Glory Diesel to its product portfolio.

October

UML was ranked amongst the top 100 corporates in Sri Lanka across all industries in 2014/15 by LMD.

Valvoline was awarded for its Outstanding Sales Performance for the second consecutive year in South East Asia at the Valvoline South East Asia Conference in Hong Kong.

 

2016

June

UML added the Mitsubishi PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to its product portfolio.

July

UML added the Fuso FJ Concrete Mixer to its product portfolio.

Valvoline was awarded for its Outstanding Sales Performance for the third consecutive year in South East Asia at the Valvoline South East Asia Conference in Thailand.

September

UML won the special achievement award “Significant sales volume increase for excellent Marketing Campaign” for the Fuso brand at the “Daimler Trucks Asia Distributor Awards 2016”.

October

UEL added Zotye Z100 to its product portfolio.

November

OMCL added DFSK Crew Cab to its product portfolio.

December

A dedicated workshop for Mitsubishi and Perodua passenger vehicles and Fuso Truck and Bus was opened at Ratmalana.

 

2017

February

UEL added Perodua Axia to its product portfolio.

UEL added DFSK Glory Petrol to its product portfolio.

June

UEL added the Perodua Bezza to its product portfolio.

July

UEL added JMC N800 Truck to its product portfolio.

October

UEL added Zotye Z100 to its product portfolio.

UML Heavy Equipment Ltd, a subsidiary of UML was incorporated to carry out the business of importing and distribution of earth moving equipment and power generators.

August

A dedicated sales showroom for Fuso Truck and Bus was opened in Nuwara Eliya.

A dedicated workshop for Mitsubishi passenger vehicles and Fuso Truck and Bus was opened in Matara.

UEL added Yokohama GO15 Tyre to its product portfolio.

September

UML Heavy Equipment Ltd added JCB earth moving equipment and power generators to its product portfolio.

November

UML added LiuGong which is into Concrete Mixing Equipment to its product portfolio.

 

2018

January

Valvoline was awarded for its outstanding sales performance for the fourth year in South East Asia at the Distributor Conference in Malaysia.

Valvoline was awarded the Momentum Award in South East Asia at the Valvoline Asia Distributor Conference in Malaysia.

Valvoline was awarded the Manchester City Distributor Incentive Programme Award in South East Asia at the Valvoline Asia Distributor Conference in Malaysia.

UML added 3D Printing Equipments to its product portfolio.

March

UML added Valvoline 4Tech Ultimate Fully Synthetic Motor Oil to its product portfolio.

UML divested its investment in joint venture, TVS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd on 28 March 2018.

UML was appointed as the Diamond Reseller in Sri Lanka for the entire range of 3D printers by Novabeans.

April

UML added the Mitsubishi Xpander and Mitsubishi Eclipse to its product portfolio.

May

UML was awarded for its Outstanding Sales Performance in South East Asia at the 16th Asia Conference in London by Prestone.

June

UML Heavy Equipment Ltd opened its 3S facility for JCB at Peliyagoda.

September

A dedicated showroom for 3D Printing was opened in Colombo 02 which offers the sale of machines, 3D printing services, after sales services and 3D printing educational courses.

October

UML was ranked amongst the top 100 corporates in Sri Lanka across all industries in 2017/18.

 

2019

January

A dedicated sales showroom for UEL range of vehicles was opened in Matara.

March

Perodua was awarded for its Outstanding Sales Performance for the year ended 2018/2019.

UML was recognized for the contribution towards Mitsubishi sales volume growth in South Asia for 2018/2019.

UEL added the DFSK 580 SUV to its product portfolio.

The UML Group commenced operation of the 2MW roof top solar power plant.

 

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OUR TEAM

Meet the driving forces behind our success.

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