Brown & Company PLC (BCL) is a diversified conglomerate with operations in seven key industry sectors. BCL use their deep understanding of Sri Lankan consumer needs derived from over 140 years in business, to deliver quality in products and services to Sri Lankans everywhere.The group works several leading global brands including: Austrian Airlines, BG, Continental Airlines, Eclipse, Exide Batteries, Intervet, Oce, Olympus, Sharp, Eukanuba, Tafe, Zagro, Yanmar Marine Engines, Ashok Leyland Marine, Pitney Bowes, Scandinavian Airlines, Makita, Maktec, F. G. Wilson, Yamasha, Daelim Royal Boiler Co, MFG, Sifang, and Massey Ferguson to name a few. BCL already know they are a household name across the Island. But the depth, diversity and strength of our operations are not often apparent to even our most loyal customers. BCL have grown quietly yet exponentially into the active, sophisticated and valuable company we are today – simply and unobtrusively, by greatly expanding our portfolio and delivering excellence in products, services and value to everyone we serve.
Thirty-four years ago, a company with a very good eye for the future and the facility of reading the times with accuracy opened its doors to provide what was then Sri Lanka’s pioneer portfolio of leasing solutions to an eager market. This company was Lanka ORIX Leasing Company (LOLC).Over the intervening years, this bold and dynamic approach has enabled LOLC to grow its business beyond the field of leasing and into many other areas within the financial services realm. Our aim then was to become one of Sri Lanka’s premier total financial solutions providers. LOLC soon became the LOLC Group as it established group companies specialized in offering financial services beyond leasing, such as factoring, savings and deposits, tailored financial products for the SME sector, microfinance, Islamic financing and foreign currency deposits. Leveraging the synergies from its diversified portfolio, LOLC began to offer services such as fleet management, information technology and vehicle-related services. LOLC took a strategic decision to align new business development with the emerging areas of growth and development in Sri Lanka and this has seen the Group move into areas such as Agriculture, Leisure, Construction and Renewable Energy whilst continuing to grow its existing portfolio. Today, LOLC is one of Sri Lanka’s truly sustainable business conglomerates. What has not changed or diminished however are the qualities of dynamism, agility, passion and that unique ability to open up opportunities for all. One of LOLC’s core deliverables across all businesses is empowerment. From budding entrepreneurs to top corporates, our business has always been about delivering products and services that enhance and advance lives and livelihoods; about making dreams come true and fulfilling long-held aspirations; about empowering people.