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03 Jul 2020


Browns is the Sri Lankan home for many leading global brands and building them into local market dominance is a skill Browns has mastered over a century. Relying on this unmatched market power, The Connection Workshop Pvt Ltd., which is a subsidiary of South Asian Technologies Pvt Ltd. (SAT), recently partnered with Browns to market sophisticated home automation solutions in Sri Lanka. Marketed under the TeDiSmart label, a host of NextGen products ranging from Smart Controllers for Air Conditioners to Smart Vacuum Robots to Smart Outdoor Cameras and Touch Switches are now available at the Browns Main Centre at No. 10, T.B Jaya Mawatha, Colombo 10 (Darley Road). 

With a strong focus on technology and innovation, the TeDiSmart home automation solution range offers fully-connected NextGen products. Smart homes have become the domestic face of the Internet of Things (IoT) and in recent years the tech-savvy customer has become progressively used to connecting home appliances to the internet and to each other to make the living spaces more convenient, entertaining, economical, and safe. As the world is driven by the rapid advancements in technology, the way we live continues to get faster and more powerful. With TeDiSmart products, you can experience an advanced degree of convenience and get domestic help in innovative ways. Each of these smart devices has sensors and is connected through Wi-Fi. These smart devices are powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and work alongside with other devices in your home. Users can operate these smart devices through the TeDiSmart mobile application. Moreover, voice commands can be given via Amazon Alexa devices as well. With these smart options, you can use utility devices with just one command.

Danesh Abeyrathne, Group Chief Operating Officer, Browns; Thamotharampillai Sanakan, Group Chief Financial Officer, Browns; Manoj Handapangoda, General Manager - Power Systems & Air Conditioning Solutions Division, Browns; Sanjaya Padmaperuma, Chief Executive Officer, SAT; Dilshan Boteju, Chief Executive Officer, The Connection Workshop; Giann Abeysuriya, Assistant Vice President, SAT and Johanne Nanayakkara, Head of Special Projects, SAT among other distinguished guests were present at the soft-launch of the product.

Commenting on the product launch, Danesh Abeyrathne, Group Chief Operating Officer, Browns said, “We are delighted to join hands with SAT in promoting an array of latest NextGen products through Browns. Living true to the remarkable legacy of Browns that spans over 145 years, we have always been at the forefront of technological evolution, refreshing our brand portfolio in line with the emerging demands of the economy. Moreover, this latest addition to our diversified portfolio will be mutually-beneficial and add more value to the product baskets of both Power Systems Division and Browns Deals Division. I firmly believe that with the fullest cooperation of SAT as well as the unbeatable marketing competencies of Browns, we can succeed in the market.”

Dilshan Boteju, Chief Executive Officer, The Connection Workshop, SAT, stated “We are pleased to partner with Brown & Company to market our flagship smart home devices - TeDiSmart. Smart gadgets have been in use for home automation for a while. However, with IoT enablement, their scope has been extended tremendously to cover a range of functions, bringing in enormous economic benefits like reducing waste while also helping the end-users to efficiently conduct their daily chores. Sri Lankans will now have access to this latest NextGen technology.”  

“Browns is elated to launch the latest and most innovative smart products from SAT. With our intimate understanding of the local market, sales and marketing expertise and distribution infrastructure, as well as the synergetic relationship with LOLC, we are certain of a long-lasting and successful partnership with SAT”, added Manoj Handapangoda, General Manager - Power Systems & Air Conditioning Solutions Division, Browns. 

South Asian Technologies Pvt Ltd. is a leading distributor of high-end, best of breed ICT solutions in Sri Lanka and has been in operation for over a decade. SAT represents world-class ICT brands as the sole authorised representative in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. SAT has a prestigious clientele including all the leading banks, telecommunication service providers, most of the top conglomerates, and hundreds of other organisations. Moreover, SAT entered the IoT market during the last 12 months and has partnered with one of the largest IoT device platform providers in the world to introduce TeDiSmart, smart home solutions to the Sri Lankan market and has made the products available through The Connection Workshop which is a fully owned subsidiary of SAT.

The Browns Group is one of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerates which manages a fast growing and valuable portfolio of brands across several key industry sectors, such as power generation; home and office solutions; agriculture and plantation support services; pharmaceuticals; investments; marine and manufacturing as well as leisure and hospitality. Over 145 years in business has made Browns a household name synonymous with top quality products and services.