Hand Protection, the company's glove making business contributed Rs. 15 billion to turnover, up 12 percent and a PBT of Rs. 1.5 billion, up 65 percent from the previous year.
The company's plantation business reported Rs. 13.4 billion in turnover, up 28 percent.
The plantation sector's contribution includes the consolidation of an additional three months up to 31st March 2015. The sector posted Rs. 390 million Profit Before Tax, a drop of 48 percent from the previous year."DPL's performance in the last financial year reflects our commitment to grow our global market share, and the increased efficiencies we have been able to achieve at our manufacturing facilities including the newly established D P L Premier Gloves factory in the Biyagama Industrial Zone," stated DPL Managing Director, Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma.
The company's overseas operations performed positively, with strong contribution from its Thailand production facility and Icoguanti, DPL's marketing company in Italy despite being impacted by the weaker Euro during the latter part of the year.Meanwhile, DPL's community empowerment project, 'Firstlight', gathered admiration and support from its global customers, who are now stepping up to supporting the project's expansion.
The 'Firstlight' project supports rural, small holder farmer families to grow and harvest rubber as a sustainable source of livelihood.