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LECO makes electricity meters


LECO Chief Internal Auditor V. Kandasamy

For the first time in Sri Lanka, with Chinese collaboration, Ante Leco Metering Company will be manufacturing electricity meters in Sri Lanka.

The company will be investing over Rs. 100 million and will be opening the factory on October 5 at Bandaragama for this purpose. Chief Internal Auditor of LECO, V. Kandasamy said they will be manufacturing around 600 units a month and the production will increase by the end of the year.

The company is formed with an equity capital of 70 per cent by LECO, and 30 per cent by the technology partner of which 20 per cent is by way of technology and 10 per cent by way of equity.

This hi-tech factory will manufacture high precision state-of-the-art testing energy meters and calibration equipment. This energy meter calibration equipment are of international standard. Technicians assisted by computers control the production process.

“The testing and calibration is carried out in accordance with ISO 17025 standards of which awaits accreditation,” he said.

The annual local demand is 100,000 meters per month. “We will be first meeting the local demand and will soon export meters to the SARRC region,” he said. LECO was incorporated in 1983 with the objective to carrying out the sale of electrical energy.

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