Abans solidifies its undisputed position in IT industry

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  • Nation’s no. 1 laptop provider over the last decade

Abans is renowned for being the pioneer of introducing new technology and innovation to Sri Lankans, and paving the way for a convenient and hassle-free lifestyle. For the past ten years, Abans has been recognised as the number 1 retailer of computers and IT-related devices and accessories, having received certification and acknowledgement by IDC Data and market intelligence.        

The best globally reputed laptop brands such as Hewlett Packard (HP), Lenovo, Acer, MSI and Apple were first introduced to customers by Abans – which is the widest and most comprehensive portfolio in the market. 

HP and Lenovo have been ranked as the world’s top brands for the past decade, while Apple has also created a huge demand for its sleek designs, superfast processor and innovative features. 

For dedicated gamers, top brands such as MSI and Predator are available, and many other brands are also on offer for specialised Enterprise levels and Smart Education solutions. These laptops can be purchased on instalment payment schemes from Abans showrooms or buyabans.com, for the convenience of the customer.

A strong network of over 400 island wide showrooms enable customers from all over Sri Lanka to gain access to the portfolio of top global brands under Abans for electronics, home appliances, kitchen appliances, mobile phones, laptops, motor vehicles, cosmetics, footwear and lifestyle products, to name a few.

Keeping in mind the importance of serving customers, Abans offers easy payment schemes, interest-free credit card instalments up to 60 months, special discounts and free gifts for the latest laptops.

In addition to retail dominancy, the past 10 years has seen the Abans Corporate Division grow rapidly via organic means; seeing business almost double every year, while gaining commercial market shares. 

As a Tier 1 corporate reseller for HP and Lenovo, Abans has conducted numerous large-scale projects using these brands in the private and public sectors in Sri Lanka. Abans IT is one of the leading organisations that emphasise on ensuring that corporates can acquire IT resources as a pay-as-you-go service or as simply as a rental model. This in turn enables businesses to manage capex costs and become more efficient while conducting their daily operations. 

Abans holds a prominent position in the transformation of the education industry in Sri Lanka, from conventional teaching into smart education. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closing of schools and other educational institutes in Sri Lanka for almost five months, this unexpected situation created severe issues of meeting syllabus deadlines and finding alternate methods of conducting lessons, to ensure students do not fall behind in their studies. 

During this period, a major transition into Smart Education took place rapidly, since many people were forced to accept that the digital era and digital solutions were now an integral part of their lives for survival in this day and age. 

Sri Lanka’s first fully-fledged Smart Classroom was introduced by Abans, under the direction of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Digital Infrastructure. Abans IT has deployed Smartboards to over 1,200 schools island wide (both Government and private) and successfully installed over 270 fully functional Smart Classrooms. Other Smart Education solutions have been provided to over 45,000 students and teachers, which include distance learning collaborative classes with prominent schools in the country. 

Abans IT offers customised solutions according to various customer requirements, including the architecture field and teacher training sessions, which have proved to be quite crucial and effective in the progression of Smart Education.

The Abans IT service force is centralised in the Colombo city with 16 regional centres across the island. This network of service centres and service drop-off points span the entire island, making it easy for any customer to obtain repairs and inquire about warranty related issues. Abans Service is the Authorised Service Provider for the world’s leading laptop brands, and it maintains strict ISO and International Standards in all its work and services given.

Over the past decade, Abans has launched and implemented several noteworthy campaigns for the benefit and improvement of students and teachers from both the Government and private sectors as well as universities and other educational institutes. 

The future of Abans IT is set to dive into an omni-channel approach to divert the main focus onto a digital-infused distribution set up. Rather than placing focus on common online buying platforms, the Abans IT division is geared up to enhance customer experience in the digital ecosystem, to make the product purchasing process easier and more accessible. 

Further expansion is expected to take place on non-traditional omni-channel platforms, both online and offline, in order to create a process for direct customers rather than traditional mass retailing.      

For a more in-depth insight into the full scope and services offered by Abans in the field of Information Technology, visit 498, Galle Road, Colombo 03 or abanstoplap.com