Orient Finance Car Exchange ties up with leading vehicle dealers

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The pioneer in introducing the trade-in concept for vehicles, Orient Finance’s Orient Car Exchange has tied up with several prominent vehicle dealers to bring their clientele the best possible service coupled with convenience and affordability. Their success is evident from the high percentage of brand new vehicles financed by OFP. The trade-in option allows customers to not only easily exchange their current vehicle to a brand new one, but it also offers the best available deals from the vehicle dealer. Not being restricted or limited to any particular model or make, customers can exchange their old vehicles to any new one – be it a generic, hybrid or even an electric car, which is the latest type of vehicles to come under the Orient Car Exchange option. Against this backdrop, OFP joined hands with Spark Electric Vehicles (E Lanka Automotive Ltd – SEV) as a trade-in partner for electric cars to expand the options to its prospective customers in selecting their vehicles. SEV, an enterprising new automotive company focused on making electric cars accessible to Sri Lankans as well as providing the necessary infrastructure, partnered with Orient Finance’s Orient Car Exchange, to avail Sri Lankan consumers to some of the best electric cars available in international markets. This option will be available for models such as, the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi MiEV and BMW i3. Commenting on the benefits of using an electric car Spark MD/CEO Anuruddha Lihinikaduwa emphasised, “Spark, promotes zero emission and eco friendly transportation in the country. Further, the maintenance costs for electrical vehicles are minimal to non-existence though we are equipped with a group of qualified engineers to cater to needs of customers.” He further added that the popularity electric cars have achieved during the relatively short period since commencing business in Sri Lanka is yet another indication that Sri Lanka is moving towards the next phase in the automobile industry. Commenting at the signing off of the MoU between Orient Finance PLC and Spark Electric Vehicles, Orient Finance CEO Suresh Amerasekera stated, “Having identified the importance of zero emissions in today’s context, we look on to this project with more than a mere business interest.” Orient Finance PLC (OFP) operates 23 fully fledged branches and customer convenience centres located in Ampara, Anuradhapura, Avissawella, Colombo, Galle, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Kochchikade, Kurunegala, Matara, Welisara, Jaffna, Killinochchi, Vavuniya, Batticaloa, Horana, Ratnapura, Negombo, Nugegoda, Chilaw and Avissawella. The Board of Directors of OFP consists of Dr. Dayanath Jayasuriya P.C. as Chairman, Prakash Schaffter, Ramesh Schaffter, Ananda Atukorala, Lakshmi Gunetilake, Anil Tittawella P.C. and Sarath Wikramanayake as Directors. Suresh Amerasekera functions as the Chief Executive Officer.