July, 11, 2018
In a bid to further strengthen its product portfolio and offer quality healthcare products to every Sri Lankan, Sunshine Healthcare Lanka (SHL) entered into a strategic partnership with 3M Global Channel Services to represent its entire healthcare product portfolio in Sri Lanka. The landmark partnership was signed recently by Shankar Rao & Frederick Schiller representing 3M and Shyam Sathasivam representing Sunshine Healthcare Lanka.
With some of the world’s leading products in global healthcare space, 3M applies science in collaborative ways to improve millions of lives daily. The company generates sales over US$ 30 billion and has more than 90,000 employees across the world, assisting 3M’s customers across the globe on a daily basis. The healthcare portfolio of 3M consists of a range of products from dental products to medical tapes, skin and wound care to surgical safety solutions and food safety & microbiology to medical devices and optical components.
With a relationship spanning 28 years with 3M Lanka, Sunshine Healthcare Lanka was distributing a selected range of 3M products across Sri Lanka through SHL’s island wide distribution network. With this renewed partnership, which happened after the restructure of 3M’s Sri Lanka operations, Sunshine looks to launch innovative products for Sri Lankans and provide better healthcare options across the market.
Commenting on this significant partnership, Sunshine Healthcare Lanka Managing Director, Shyam Sathasivam said, “It is my great pleasure to announce our partnership with 3M Global Channel Services, which makes us the sole representative of 3M’s healthcare portfolio in Sri Lanka. It is another solid step taken by SHL in our journey to build on our foundation in offering better quality healthcare solutions for every Sri Lankan and provide access to world-renowned quality brands.”
“As a leading private healthcare organization in the country, with roots going back to over five decades, Sunshine Healthcare is well positioned to deliver comprehensive and responsible product solutions to meet the emerging needs of the healthcare industry. I believe this latest partnership with a trendsetter in global healthcare will further helps us to move ahead, further expand our presence locally and drive for greater results,” Sathasivam commented further.
Debarati Sen, Managing Director, 3M India Region said, “The relationship we have had with Sunshine over the last 20 years was indeed fruitful for 3M and our newest tie up represents a powerful opportunity for 3M to significantly expand our presence in Sri Lanka. We are excited to partner with SHL as we focus our combined energies serving a broader range of customers with industry-leading healthcare products.”
Established in 1967, Sunshine Healthcare Lanka Ltd (SHL) has made its mark at the forefront of Sri Lanka’s healthcare industry. A fully-owned subsidiary of Sunshine Holdings PLC, Healthcare sector has built long term partnerships with internationally acclaimed healthcare principals to provide comprehensive solutions with trusted brands to both the public and private healthcare sectors. The product offer encompasses both pharmaceuticals and medical devices which includes surgical and diagnostics. Healthguard Pharmacy Ltd, fully owned subsidiary of Sunshine Healthcare covers the retail sector.