Mr Noel Selvanayagam, the Visionary Founder and President of SENOK Group of Companies, is the principal architect of our spectacularly successful diversified conglomerate.
An aspiring entrepreneur, full of energy and passion and with the foresight to see years ahead, he immediately realised the massive potential of the first business opportunity that came his way in the travel industry in the late seventies, and seized it with fervour and a fierce determination to capitalise on it.Thanks to his indomitable will to succeed, the travel business, where he cut his teeth in entrepreneurship, grew by leaps and bounds. In this venture, he proceeded to engage in travel air ticketing, pilgrim tours, labour exports and knowledge migration to reach his bold goals.
Since the establishment of SENOK TRADE COMBINE (PVT) LTD in 1979, from the travel business, the company has diversified into construction machinery, commercial vehicles, and automobiles. The manufacturing arm of the company too commenced operations in precast concrete, bitumen emulsion, windows & doors, tea production, construction of harbour, airport and hospital construction, and development and maintenance of renewable energy generation in hydro, wind and solar sectors.Today, the company also provides after-sales services in machinery, commercial vehicles and automobiles, and operates in aviation and hospitality industries, and holds lucrative overseas operations in the Maldives, Uganda, and Kenya.
The SENOK Group, a privately-held diversified conglomerate based in Sri Lanka, has a total workforce of approximately 850 employees, who’re well-trained personnel stationed locally and overseas. At SENOK Group, we remain unfazed and undeterred in the face of all kinds of challenges posed by the changes in our business environment, and firmly believe our inherent resilience will see us succeed and prosper under any circumstances. Hallmarked by perseverance, determination, reliability and ambition, we venture out to take on various projects, and respect and value our business partners, suppliers and financiers, and adhere to sound corporate governance practices and strong corporate ethics in the pursuit of corporate goals.
Memories & Milestones
Memories and milestones in Senok’s march to glory
The SENOK Group’s continuous expansion and relentless growth in renewable energy, construction, industrial and manufacturing service sectors have always been driven by our fierce determination to pioneer and revolutionize each industry we operate in.
Our investment and expansion strategies have always been perfectly aligned with the latest market trends and the prevailing economic climate. Focusing steadfast on the needs of our customers, we dedicate ourselves to providing products & services that offer real value whilst contributing to the creation of a prosperous society.
With their exemplary dedication and commitment, every employee of the SENOK Group has been a partner of our phenomenal success. I take immense pride in the SENOK team for all that we have accomplished together and in “the future we create for you and for many generations to come.
To be the preferred partner in delivering products and services that sustain and enhance our national objectives. We strive for the upliftment of the environment in which we live in and the communities that we operate in.
We are committed to being the finest in the industries we operate within, ensuring enhanced customer experiences by delivering the highest quality products and services. We maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and honesty in our relationships with our partners, customers, and employees.
One of Sri Lanka’s most respected and renowned privately-held diversified conglomerates in Sri Lanka, SENOK has a giant footprint in the country with significant business interests overseas. Led by the visionary president Mr Noel Selvanayagam, an entrepreneur, investor and industrialist who seems to possess the proverbial Midas touch, SENOK aggressively pursues growth & expansion both in Sri Lanka and overseas while honouring their promise for top-of-the-line products and world-class services to their esteemed customers.
SENOK enjoys a dominant position in Sri Lanka’s specialised industrial machinery & equipment market as the franchise holder and sales agent for global brands such as JCB, KOBELCO, WIRTGEN, VOGELE, HAMM, HIDROMEK, METONG, AUSA, KATO, Altrad Belle, UNICARRIERS, MSB, Berky, and Airman. SENOK has also made its mark in Sri Lanka’s commercial transportation sector as the sole agent for three global commercial vehicle brands - Eicher, and Hyundai & UD Trucks for premium quality buses and trucks respectively.
SENOK is the Sri Lankan agent for the iconic Subaru Automobiles, which are quite popular among Sri Lanka’s car enthusiasts. Meanwhile, SENOK’s after-sales services segment encompasses a wide range of equipment and automobile repairs, services, and spare part import and sales are supported through state-of-the-art service centres and warehouses.
SENOK TRAVEL, the first company of the group, is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is recognised among the country’s best operators in the travel & leisure sector. SENOK’s manufacturing arm covers an extensive range from tea to mining to precast concrete and UPVC products and each company remains, quite deservedly, a market leader in each of these segments.
SENOK is also a pioneer in the development of renewable energy generation in Sri Lanka with a range of diverse and evolving renewable energy project portfolio. SENOK’s long term partnership with BERKY, a world leader in waterway maintenance, has allowed us to provide the Sri Lankan and the Maldives market with vessels for every purpose from transport, leisure, pleasure, waterway maintenance and environmental protection.
All in all, SENOK remains a leader in every industry we operate in and touches the lives of hundreds and thousands of people in countless ways.