NEWS

23rd June 2022

A. Baur & Co. expands partnership with Microsoft to accelerate digital transformation through cloud

A. Baur & Co. Ltd. (Baurs), one of the pioneers in the agriculture industry and a leading diversified business group in Sri Lanka celebrating 125 years, has expanded its partnership with Microsoft to further its digital transformation objectives. Baurs—which migrated to Office 365 in 2018 and embraced Microsoft Azure’s trusted cloud platform in 2020—will migrate its IT infrastructure and SAP mission-critical systems to Azure for maximum cost savings, and gain agility and uptime.

16th June 2022

Baurs: An emblematic pioneer in the corporate sector.

Baurs' corporate legacy is built on its Swiss heritage and value systems whilst maintaining a fine line between the dynamics of contemporary and traditional roots. The name Baurs endures a strong unity among trust, reliability, quality, and innovation. These characteristics are well reflected throughout all the facets during its 125 years of a revolutionary journey. Initiated back in 1884, its founder, Alfred Baur, a Swiss national who travelled to Ceylon, worked his way up as a proprietary coconut planter and eventually established 'The Ceylon Manure Works' in the year 1897 (now known as A. Baur & Co.).is was the first Sri Lanka fertilizers company, exclusively involved in both organic manures and chemical fertilizers.

9th May 2022

Baurs Toastmasters Club incepted to develop future leaders

With a view to building and instilling effective communication and leadership competencies among its employees, A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd., also known as Baurs, a leader with diversified business interests in the country, recently incepted the Baurs Toastmasters Club (BTC) and held an installation ceremony of its Executive Committee.

9th May 2022

Steppingstone toward building a larger campaign to keep our beaches clean

The first CSR activity organized by Baurs in year 2022 to honor 125 years of proven trust concluded by cleaning the Preethipura-Wattala public beach with the participation of the Chairman , MD/CEO ,members of the board of directors and over 100 fellow employees of the company. The event held on 23rd of April 2022 and work commenced at 7am. The team managed to collect truck full of plastics, cellophane and glass particles at the end of 2 hour long cleaning exercise. We would like to pay our sincere gratitude to all participants, Wattala pradeshiya saba, Sri Lanka Police environmental division, Sri Lanka Navy environmental division and all suppliers for their valuable contribution towards this worthy project. Baurs intend to continue with activities in this nature across the year.

15th February 2022

If elevators could talk: Baurs bids farewell to 80-year-old Swiss elevator

We often do not think about the significance of an elevator at our workplace except that it provides us with ease and mobility in our day-to-day lives. But when looking back at its story over the many years or decades, we realise the pleasant greetings, invaluable conversations, and new friendships that were made in what we thought was a compact, trivial place.

2nd February 2022

Baurs celebrates 125 years of revolutionary progress with ambitious plans ahead

Baur & Co. (Pvt) Ltd, also widely known as Baurs, a name synonymous with bringing about transformational innovation across various industry sectors in the country whilst continuing to instill its Swiss traditions and values, this year marks a significant milestone as it celebrates 125 years of revolutionary growth and progress.

31st December 2021

A steadfast succession in finance – director at a. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd, Pavithra Samarasinghe

Accommodating a sense of positive energy within her that steadily got her up the corporate ladder, Pavithra Samarasinghe, Director at A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd. is an Accountant by profession. Having joined the company in 2001, Pavithra completed a solid 20 years in June 2021, and her current scope covers Finance, Compliance and Legal.

31st December 2021

Aspiring the new age healthcare lifestyle – director of healthcare of a. Baur & Co. (Pvt) Ltd, Nishantha Weerasinghe

In a united focus on delivering international standards of sustainable practice, A. Baur & Co. (Pvt) Ltd has stood as a landmark in healthcare with a history of 123 years, proving the worth of consistency and reliability as an enterprise. The company is a result of the culmination of expertise of many generations since 1897 and has also produced many elite professionals of value.

18th September 2021

Empowering leadership in the innovation of technology – Director – IT – A.Baur & Co (PVT) LTD, Anoja Basnayake.

A.Baur & Co (Pvt) Ltd continues to evolve with present and new business landscapes while remaining true to its fundamental values and mission. The organization fosters and promotes a culture that values equality, diversity, inclusivity, and creativity. Anoja Basnayake has been with Baurs for 12 years, starting as Manager – IT in 2008. As Director – IT, she now oversees the group’s digital transformation strategy. Throughout her time at Baur’s, she has been impressed that women are actively encouraged to take risks and seize every opportunity to boost their self-esteem.

19th August 2021

Baurs to put together scientific and practical plan for Sri Lanka’s agri-ecosystem

A. Baur & Co. Ltd. yesterday announced that it would share scientific and practical solutions for the country’s farming industry to successfully master the conversion from conventional to organic, backed by scientific evidence and sound knowledge drawing from both professional and practical experiences.

12th August 2021

Athletic visionary tasked to continue a legacy – rolf blaser, chief executive officer of A. Baur & Co. (PVT.) LTD.

Rolf Blaser is an experienced Leader in a variety of industries such as Healthcare, Retail, FMCG, and Consumer Electronics. His accumulated work experience in Switzerland, Germany, France, Benelux, and since 2008 in India, makes him an expert in cultural diversity. Rooted in Sales, Marketing and Retail he has become a successful leader with a proven track record. Given his extraordinary skills and experience, he found his destiny with A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd. as the Chief Executive Officer.

9th August 2021

Plantation Minister, top Govt. officials meet organic Agri experts from Switzerland.

A renowned team from Switzerland, widely regarded as experts on organic agriculture, met with Minister of Plantation Dr. Ramesh Pathirana and Secretary to the Ministry of Plantation Ravindra Hewavitharana on 6 August.

04th August 2021

Swiss experts conduct knowledge-sharing session on organic agro ecosystem

A team of experts from Switzerland presently on a 10-day visit in the country conducted an experiential and insightful training session on organic agriculture and ecosystem, a need of the hour for Sri Lanka, as it bans chemical fertilisers and pesticides to make a transition from conventional to an organic approach.

26th July 2021

Baurs to bring expert team to study Sri Lanka’s agriculture ecosystem

One of the pioneers in agriculture fertiliser and a leading diversified business group, A. Baur & Co. Ltd., also known as Baurs, will be bringing down a team of renowned experts from Switzerland to study the country’s agriculture ecosystem with the purpose of providing scientific...

17th May 2021

To the farming community of Sri Lanka! Baurs stands by you - we are in this together!

Dear all farming community in Sri Lanka, Ayubowan / Vanakkam!
On Thursday 22nd April news broke the first time that the Government of Sri Lanka will ban chemical fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides with immediate effect.

03 May 2021

Modern & dynamic, but rooted In traditions –
Rolf Blaser, CEO of A. Baur & Company

With two decades in leading positions with multinational companies like Sony and Johnson & Johnson, Rolf Blaser – the Group Chief Executive Officer of the 124-year old A. Baur & Company decided to pursue his personal and professional...

28 April 2021

Baurs’ iconic colonial corporate building at Fort celebrates 80 years

The iconic Baurs building situated at Upper Chatham Street in Fort, one of Colombo’s strong and longstanding corporate buildings of colonial times, celebrates 80 years and gets a makeover in the reception and front office area to...

30th March 2021

SHMA brings the best of Swiss hospitality to Sri Lanka with the launch of VET By EHL

The Swiss Hotel Management Academy (SHMA) launched VET by EHL, a Vocational Education Training programme by Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland on the 25th of March 2021 at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. The event was graced by its chief guest Hon Minister of Education Prof G L Peiris and...

09 March 2021

Baurs celebrates achievements of women in its Board leadership

Expressing its commitment to gender equality and women empowerment, one of Sri Lanka’s leading diversified business group A. Baur & Company Ltd., also known as Baurs, celebrates International Women’s Day by recognising its importance of having women in the board and executive leadership positions.

03 March 2021

Baurs joins Elanco Animal Health in launching 2 new veterinary products in Sri Lanka

A. Baur & Co. Ltd., pioneer in the Sri Lankan agriculture sector, once again made a milestone by introducing two new veterinary products to the Sri Lankan livestock sector on 20 February at the Cinnamon Lakeside hotel Colombo.

16 July 2020

Sanofi and Baurs partner to leverage synergies in Sri Lanka

Sanofi India Ltd. (SIL), Sanofi-Aventis Singapore Ltd and A. Baur & Co. Ltd. have come together to form a partnership for distribution and marketing of Sanofi products in Sri Lanka.

Going forward, Baurs, a known name to us all, will bring onboard their legacy and expertise to manage the import, distribution and marketing for Sanofi products in Sri Lanka.

08 June 2020

Baurs Celebrates 123 Years of Swiss Values, Trust, Quality & Innovation

With an undisputed reputation for excellence and innovation, A. Baur & Company Ltd. (ABC) most commonly known as Baurs, is commemorating its 123rd anniversary this year, with the number being significant and well-reflected in its corporate philosophy expressing 'ABC for Life'.

11 April 2020

Baurs assures job security, no pay cuts and sends essential goodies, but urges staff to take all steps to conserve cash

Baurs Managing Director and CEO Rolf Blaser said, “We stay committed to our priorities: 1) workforce protection, 2) supply chain stabilisation, 3) customer engagement."

16 Sep 2019

Baurs CEO appointed as Hon. Secretary at the Pharmaceutical Chamber

For the first time in its history Baurs joined the board of Office Bearers of the Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry (SLCPI) at the 58th annual general meeting (AGM) on 7th August 2019. With the appointment of Rolf Blaser, Managing Director/CEO of A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd. as Hon. Secretary of SLCPI...

21 Aug 2019

Interesting article by our Chairman - Lakshman Niyangoda

Lakshman Niyangoda was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of Baurs in October 2018, having served as its first Sri Lankan Managing Director/CEO since 2014. He served the Board of Baurs since 1990 and counts over 35 years of experience with the company. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) Degree from the University of Peradeniya and has served as a Member of numerous professional bodies including the Council for Agricultural Research Policy of Sri Lanka, Standing Committee of Agriculture and Veterinary Studies, University Grants Commission and the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.[...]

19 Aug 2019

Baurs was awarded the Bronze Award in the Best Corporate Website Category at the recent BestWeb.lk Awards.

The BestWeb.lk is a unique and innovative competition organized by the LK Domain Registry. This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators. And we are proud to say that our website www.baurs.lk was one of the top awarded websites.

07 June 2019

The man who bridged the old and new to create a multi-generational legacy

Commemorating Alfred Baur's Birthday Anniversary

03 Nov 2018

Direct flights to Zurich and beyond with Swiss International Air Lines & Edelweiss

Swiss International Air Lines – the airline of Switzerland, and the leading leisure travel airline – sister company Edelweiss, are living up to these high standards and provide their customers full premium services and high quality products on and off ground. Together, SWISS and Edelweiss offer 1,805 weekly flights to 155 destinations in 56 countries around the globe…

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