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HNB partners DIMO to promote TATA vehicles and Agri-Machinery


From Left – Niluka Amarasinghe, Senior Manager- Leasing, HNB, Kanchana Karunagama, Head of Personal Financial Services, HNB, Sanjay Wijemanne, Deputy General Manager - Retail Banking, HNB. Jonathan Alles, Managing Director/CEO, HNB, Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman & Managing Director, DIMO, Vijitha Bandara, Executive Director, DIMO, Viranga Wickramaratne. Chief Operating Officer, DIMO and Sampath Kumarasinghe, Deputy General Manager, Tata Commercial Vehicles, DIMO




Sri Lanka’s premier financial institution, HNB PLC announced an extension of its long-standing 16 year partnership with Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), to offer the best, most cost-effective leasing solutions on TATA vehicles and DIMO Agri-machinery ranges.

Senior representatives from DIMO and HNB were on hand to sign a new agreement, including HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles, HNB DGM Retail Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne, HNB Head of Personal Financial Services, Kanchana Karunagama and HNB Senior Manager – Leasing, Niluka Amarasinghe, together with DIMO Chairman & Managing Director Ranjith Pandithage, DIMO Executive Director, Vijitha Bandara and DIMO Chief Operating Officer, Viranga Wickramaratne.

Commenting on the new partnership, HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles said: “HNB is excited to further strengthen our partnership with DIMO in order to offer unparalleled discounts and an assortment of special benefits to our clients. Through partnerships of this nature, we are able to deliver flexible and innovative leasing solutions customized to meet the specific needs of our individual customers, and helping them to achieve their dream of expanding their businesses to greater heights.”

The new partnership between HNB and DIMO will offer customers a host of benefits including attractive leasing packages, low interest rates, and customized leasing facilities, tailor-made to suit each customers’ budget and income. DIMO will also offer HNB customers special discounts on the range of vehicles and agri-machinery combined with unmatched warranty periods.

Additionally HNB will also provide special partner discounts on vehicle servicing, accessories, car detailing and other essential maintenance services through the proposed “Lease card” as well as bundled access to personalised discounts on motor insurance – including special premiums and an accelerated claims process – provided by HNB Assurance.

Customers looking to purchase a Tata Euro4 commercial vehicle will benefit from low operating and maintenance costs due to fuel efficiency improvement of up to 8% - 10% compared to the Euro3 range; in addition to improved power and torque. Notably, the range is also considered to be one of the most eco-friendly in the market today and features several best-in-class safety and comfort features.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, DIMO Chairman & Managing Director, Ranith Pandithage said: “Our latest environment friendly Tata Euro4 commercial vehicle range offers efficient & sustainable transport solutions. We are confident that this collaboration will allow our customers to enjoy flexible & customized leasing solution for Tata commercial vehicles & Agri- machinery.”

DIMO is also geared to provide all necessary Sales, After Sales & Genuine Spare Parts for the Tata and DIMO Agri-machinery range through the DIMO branch network and appointed dealers and offers unique 24-Hour Roadside Assistance (RSA) across customers Sri Lanka.

The Next Gen Tata Euro 4 Powertrain range consist of Small Commercial Trucks (Payload less than 1 ton), Light & Intermediate Commercial Trucks (Deck Length from 10 feet to 20 feet), Heavy Commercial Trucks (Deck Length 20 to 24 feet), Tippers (Bucket Capacity - 8.5 to 16 Cubic Meters), 40 footer Container Haulers, Light Commercial Buses (28 to 32 Seaters) & Heavy Commercial Buses (54 Seaters). Meanwhile, DIMO’s Agri-machinery range includes 25-95 horsepower, 4 wheel and 2 wheel drive tractors and combine harvesters.

Further information about offerings can be obtained from HNB customer centres and DIMO showrooms island wide or contact HNB on 011-2462462, email hnbconnect@hnb.lk or contact DIMO on 011-2449711