“Ayubowan” is a greeting in Sri Lanka and means “May you have a long life”. The first branch of Variosystems was opened in Sri Lanka, in Negombo, already in 1998. In the year 2013, the production sites were relocated to Badalgama. In 2017, production was extended with cable manufacturing. It is situated in the west of Sri Lanka and is about 30 minutes from Colombo airport. The international ship port is also just half an hour away. These factors make Badalgama a perfect location. Heavy deliveries such as cables can be shipped easily on land with short transport routes. The branch is directed by a local management board with six executives.
With 160’000 ft² and over 1200 employees (800 in electronics manufacturing, 400 in cable manufacturing), Badalgama is the largest production site of the Variosystems group. Practically all production and service functions including sales, purchasing, logistics, test engineering, quality management etc. are offered on site. With six SMT lines and a total of nine THT systems (four selective systems, five wave systems), the site alongside the one in the USA offers low pressure molding processes for encapsulation and for the protection of electrical and electronic components. Furthermore, it has its own test adapter manufacturing both for its own production and for customers. The other branches of Variosystems are also served by these adapters.
Several of the electronics products to be produced still require manual work. Badalgama operates an exceptionally efficient division with 500 skilled employees (200 on electronics manufacturing, 300 in cable manufacturing), which are also supplied to the whole Variosystems group.
The Variosystems electronics products from Sri Lanka are used in various industry sectors, mainly for medical products. The cables made on site are used especially in motorcycles, vehicle motors, industry and fun vehicles such as jet skis, ATV and snowmobiles. In Badalgama, great importance is also attached to high quality and standards. The enterprise is therefore certified according to the norms ISO 9001, 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, UL and from 2022 IATF.
The site in Badalgama is characterized by a high degree of social and ecological commitment. It is with good reason that Variosystems received the “Platinum Green Building Award” for sustainability and environmental protection. On site there is a biological wastewater treatment plant for irrigating the garden that provides the employees with vegetables. Furthermore, the power supply is assured by solar panels that produce around 1.4 megawatts. In cooperation with the government, Variosystems in Sri Lanka supports many public and social projects. Variosystems runs its own hostel with sports facilities, a library, a healthcare station, a canteen and a training center for its employees.
Million francs annual turnover in 2020