Baurs was established in 1897 in Colombo and employs over 550 people in the various segments of the Company - Import, Export, Distribution, Manufacturing and Agency Business in Agriculture, Healthcare, Industrial Raw Materials, Exports, Airlines, Travel, Optics, Machinery and Engineering.
During the 110 years of existence in Sri Lanka, Baurs has contributed to the development of rural areas and supported charity organizations. Since 2001 Baurs has been importing school furniture donated by schools in the Canton of Zurich. They are being distributed mostly in rural areas where Baurs is committed to the upliftment of facilities for the population in those areas. Also handicapped schools have been supported. Since the inception of this project, "over 60" "40 foot" containers have been imported. The transport costs were borne by A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd.
Apart from the school furniture, Baurs is currently allocating 25 % of the net profit for charity.
Our thanks go to the many schools and organizations in Switzerland who have assisted us in our project as well as to the forwarding agent who stored the furniture at his expense. We also thank the authorities in Sri Lanka who have assisted us with their goodwill in clearing the goods on an import duty free basis.
Thomas Daetwyler, CEO
A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd.
5, Upper Chatham Street
P.O. Box 11, Colombo 1