My very first visit to Jinsena Ltd was 56 years ago with my Father, to service our Centric water pump which was a combination of pump a manufactured by Jinasena and a Hoover motor from U K.
I was introduced to the Late Mr. T S Jinasena – Chairman. When he saw the pump he offered to take back this pump and give my father a pump wholly manufactured by Jinasena Ltd. My Father turned down his offer because he trusted the Hoover motor as it was made in the U K.
Since then, Jinasena’s have a come a long way and to enjoy a 65% market share of the pump industry in Sri Lanka. This is simply because their pumps have lived up to their catchphrase “Fit and Forget”.
I remember leaving home on an urgent errand and forgetting to switch ‘OFF’ the water pump. On returning I found that the pump had stopped and it was very hot. Next day I requested my technician to check the pump and he found it in good order and confirmed that there was nothing wrong with it. He re-set the ‘overload’ button in the pump and switched ‘ON’ the pump and it worked as before.
I was so thrilled that I sent a letter of congratulations to Mr Rohan Jinasena – Director, ending my letter, by confirming that their slogan “Fit and Forget” was true in every sense of the word. That same pump has been working for the past 30 years without any break-downs.
I installed the first Centric Pump when I was 15 year old I am still a loyal Centric Pump fan. I never import a pump if it is in the Centric line of pumps.
In closing, the Jinasena R & D division team’s extraordinary commitment to excellence in developing an affordable submersible aerator for sewage and wastewater treatment, truly deserve to be congratulated for providing their service and support which was well beyond my expectations.