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1940

1940


Father and son, Peter Hapangama and David Hapangama start rubber trading operations.



1983 

1983


David's son, Lalith Hapangama, joins the family business - bringing in value added manufacturing concepts



 1984

1984


The first Lalan Printing and Packaging factory is commissioned, marking the first diversification from the core rubber trading business.



1987 

1987


Lalan Rubbers is established, and begins rubber glove manufacturing operations. This eventually overtakes rubber trading as the core business of the growing group.



 1988 - 1998

1988 - 1998


Lalan Rubbers expands from one production facility to six production facilities.



1998 - 2000 

1998 - 2000


Further expansion sees Lalan Rubbers and Lalan Printing and Packaging grow.



 2003

2003


Lalan diversifies into plantation sector; currently holds over 17,000 acres of rubber, tea and coconut plantations.



2004 - 2009 

2004 - 2009


Lalan builds on its international presence through the acquisition of several UK-based companies. Further diversification follows into the engineering and leisure sectors.



 2009 - 2014

2009 - 2014


Lalan Rubbers sets out on an expansion drive, growing to nine production facilities and expanding its product portfolio. Lalan ventures into the renewable energy sector.



2014 - Now 






2014 - Now


The fourth generation of the family joins the business. Lalan's international operations further expanded with the creation of Lalan Malaysia, Lalan Brazil, Lalan Turkey, and Lalan Middle East.

1940

1940

Father and son, Peter Hapangama and David Hapangama start rubber trading operations.

1983

1983

David's son, Lalith Hapangama, joins the family business - bringing in value added manufacturing concepts

1983

1984

The first Lalan Printing and Packaging factory is commissioned, marking the first diversification from the core rubber trading business.

1987

1987

Lalan Rubbers is established, and begins rubber glove manufacturing operations. This eventually overtakes rubber trading as the core business of the growing group.

1988 - 1998

1988 - 1998

Lalan Rubbers expands from one production facility to six production facilities.

1998 - 2000

1998 - 2000

Further expansion sees Lalan Rubbers and Lalan Printing and Packaging grow.

2003

2003

Lalan diversifies into plantation sector; currently holds over 17,000 acres of rubber, tea and coconut plantations.

2004 - 2009

2004 - 2009

Lalan builds on its international presence through the acquisition of several UK-based companies. Further diversification follows into the engineering and leisure sectors.

2009 - 2014

2009 - 2014

Lalan Rubbers sets out on an expansion drive, growing to nine production facilities and expanding its product portfolio. Lalan ventures into the renewable energy sector.

2014 - Now

2014 - Now

The fourth generation of the family joins the business. Lalan's international operations further expanded with the creation of Lalan Malaysia, Lalan Brazil, Lalan Turkey, and Lalan Middle East.

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