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1956

The Begining

Fredrick Herbet Lord at No. 15, Ballie Street, Colombo 1 starts the company as “Business Machines Company Limited”

1980

The Begining

  • Business Machines becomes one of the pioneering companies to introduce type-writers to the Sri Lankan market and other analog office equipment.
  • Constructs a workshop & stores at Kotahena, Colombo 13

1989

New Product Range

Time recorders introduced to the product range.

1995

New Product Range

Introduces Fax machines to the product range.

1997-1998

New Product Range

Distributes postal franking machines to all Department of Posts outlets in Sri Lanka.

2000

New Residence

Business Machines takes up residence at our own building at No. 1, Lake Crescent Colombo 02.

2004

New Product Range

  • Adapts  to technological advancements in the industry and introduces swipe card time & attendance readers to the range of products. 
  • Expands into the banking & finance sector supplying passbook printers, currency counters and sorters to leading banks & financial institutions in the island.

2005

New Technology

Develops the EasyTime Office Management software specially addressing the Sri Lankan labour regulations.

2006

New Technology

Further evolution brings about the introduction of biometric time & attendance terminals, guard monitoring solutions and digital postal franking machines to the range.

2008

New Identity

Business Machines becomes “Business Machines Company (Private) Limited”

2013

New Product Range

The World’s Toughest Shredders(™) ‘Fellowes’ is introduced to the market.

2016

New Product Range

Introduces interactive LED displays to the product range

2017

New Product Range

Expands into health & wellbeing by introducing Fellowes AeraMax Air Purifiers to the market

2019

New Product Range

Brings in Point Of Sale (POS) solutions to the range of products after rigorous testing and evaluation of various brands.

2020

New Product Range

Expands into the market of Video Conferencing & Smart Classrooms with the emergence of and POS software combined with our hardware solutions
the pandemic by being named the authorized sales and service agent for Sri Lanka & Maldives for AVer Information – Taiwan; video conferencing and education solutions.

  •  Further develops the EasyTime Office Management software into a cloud version.
  • Partners with Blue Lotus 360 (Pvt) Ltd., distributing their ERP.

2021

65 years in business

BM celebrates 65 years of business

2022 – Present

At it’s peak

Completes 3500+ biometric system installations and  250+ POS system installations and continues to provide office automation solutions that accelerate innovation and efficiency.