Our Journey

1940

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

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1983

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

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1984

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

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1987

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

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1988 - 1998

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

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1998 - 2000

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

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2003

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

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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.

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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.

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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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