Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Tradefirst celebrates fifteenth anniversary
Tradefirst Pvt. Ltd that has made significant contributions to Sri Lanka’s BTL advertising industry over the years, recently organized an overseas trip to Malaysia for their staff in celebration of the company’s 15 years in business.
This fully sponsored tour provided Tradefirst’s staff, along with their CEO, a funpacked and engaging week in Malaysia, exploring popular tourist attractions such as Genting Highland, Sunway Lagoon, Twin Tower, KLCC, Putrajaya, and many more.
Founded in 2008 by the current CEO, M. T. M. Lukman, in collaboration with his friend Riyaz Sangani, Tradefirst has established itself as the market leader in the industry, achieving numerous successes over the past 15 years.
The company has received accolades and recognition for its outstanding work in the market, not only in meeting customer needs but also as a pioneering entity with a strong focus on transforming the industry through global brands, innovative products, and unparalleled customer service.
Initially starting as a material trading company with a single product, PVC flex banners, catering to Sri Lanka’s signage and outdoor advertising (BTL) industry, Tradefirst has now expanded its product range to include a wide variety of offerings. Today, the company provides an extensive range of products, including flex banners, self-adhesive vinyl, acrylic sheets, foam boards, PP sheets, advertising and display products, printing machines, CNC routers, laser cutting machines, printing inks, accessories, consumables, and more.
The company continues to thrive as a growing business entity by dealing with its customers, suppliers, and business associates with honesty, integrity, and professionalism, while paying constant attention to innovative market trends.
Tradefirst collaborates with renowned global brands in the industry, such as AVERY DENNISON, LEISTER, DGI, TOYO, NAR, TAIMES, MAXICAM, and GRACE. The company serves over 750 customers, including top corporate clients in Sri Lanka’s BTL advertising industry, while maintaining a strong supplier base from countries like Korea, Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Switzerland, and India.
Commenting on Tradefirst’s journey over the years, Founder and CEO Lukman stated, “Our vision was to bring a comprehensive range of premium quality products and global brands to the BTL advertising industry, fulfilling a crucial need that arose when the market was dominated by cheap Chinese items. Providing unmatched customer service to our clients has always been at the forefront of our mission.
Today, I am proud to say that we have succeeded in achieving our goals and have established a strong reputation in the market. Tradefirst has paved the way for opportunities that empower clients in Sri Lanka’s BTL advertising industry. Despite facing various global and domestic challenges, we have achieved great success and significant milestones.
We firmly believe that with the right combination of mindset, a skilled team, supportive partnerships, and hard work, anything is possible. I express my gratitude to my two partners, our loyal customers, suppliers, and especially our dedicated and capable team, who have brought Tradefirst this far. I am confident that with this great team effort, we will continue to achieve even greater heights and remain the leading supplier in the industry.”