Aitken Spence PLC (Est. 1868) is a leading diversified blue-chip conglomerate with major interests in Hotels, Travel & Tourism, Logistic Solutions and Power Generation. With an annual turnover of over Rs. 29.3 billion (2008/9), the group has a significant presence in Plantations, Insurance, Financial Services, IT, Printing and Garments.
In the tourism sector, Aitken Spence represents over 200 leading international tour operators including TUI AG- the world’s leading tourism & travel services group. The Company operates 26 hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka, the Maldives, India and Oman being the leading resort operator in Sri Lanka and the fourth largest in the Maldives. Aitken Spence is a partner of a consortium, which owns two plantation companies– comprising 33 estates. The plantations cover a land area of approximately 16,000 hectares, home to some of Sri Lanka’s finest tea, rubber and palm oil.
Aitken Spence has been recognised by Forbes as one of the most successful publicly-traded companies with annual sales under US$1 billion outside of the United States, for three consecutive years. A signatory to the UN’s Global Compact, the country’s leading business chamber has named Aitken Spence as one of the best corporate citizens in Sri Lanka.