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News Article "Daily Mirror Business" on 30th July 2018

News Article on 'Daily Mirror Business' on 30th July 2018
Daily Mirror News Article 'Mirror Business' on 30th July 2018.
Exhibition 2018

Architect Exhibition 2018

Archt Exhibition 2018
"The Architect Exhibition 2018" was successfully held on 22nd February to 25th February at "BMICH".
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Exhibition 2018 Exhibition 2018 Exhibition 2018
Exhibition 2018 Exhibition 2018 Exhibition 2018

Archt Fine Dining 2018

Fine Dining 2018
"Fine Dining with Architects 2018" organized by Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd was successfully held on 7th February 2018 at "Spice Rooms" Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.
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Fine Dining 2018 Fine Dining 2018 Fine Dining 2018
Fine Dining 2018 Fine Dining 2018 Fine Dining 2018

Workshop 2017

Workshop Dec2017
Installers and technical staff training programme & workshop at Mercantile Investments & Finance PLC - Premier Service Centre auditorium on 23rd December 2017.
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Workshop Dec2017 Workshop Dec2017 Workshop Dec2017
Workshop Dec2017 Workshop Dec2017 Workshop Dec2017

Visit to HARO in Germany Oct2017

Visit to HARO in Germany Oct2017
Mercantile Fortunes 'The Flooring Company' visited to HARO Parquet in Germany - Munich. On this visit Mercantile Fortunes Managing Director and Director has inspected main Show Room, Factory, Warehouse and Logistic Centre in Rosenheim and HARO Hamburger top management has decided to award exclusive sales right for HARO brand including Engineered Solid wood flooring & Laminated / CELENIO flooring.
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Visit to HARO in Germany Oct2017 Visit to HARO in Germany Oct2017 Visit to HARO in Germany Oct2017
Visit to HARO in Germany Oct2017 Visit to HARO in Germany Oct2017 Visit to HARO in Germany Oct2017

Architects Fine Dining 2017

Architects Fine Dining 2017

Mercantile Fortunes 'Architects Fine Dining 2017' at Kingsbury Winchester on 8th February 2017.
"The Flooring Company"

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Architect Exhibition 2017

Architect Exhibition 2017

Mercantile Fortunes Stall @ Architect Exhibition 2017 from 16th - 17th February at BMICH.
Stall numbers A52 and A53

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Architect Discussion Discussion
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Fine Dining With Architects 2015 at Waterswdge

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Fine dining with Architects '15 organized by Mercantile Fortunes was held successfully on 19th of November 2015 at "THE LINK" watersedge

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The commissioning of marble cutting and polishing

Installation Process - Marble Cutting and Polishing

First time in Sri Lanka using the international marble installation machineries for marble cutting , edging, grinding and polishing .The induction session which was held on last Monday,24th August 2015 at our central warehouse in Maharagama.

Belgian Night Giorgione Quarella Marble - Flair Collection
Quarella Marble - Flair Collection

Four new colors in the Quarella Marble - Flair Collection in Colombo

Quarella Marble - Flair Collection

A natural stone vein design fits perfectly in all ambiences, whether they be classic and elegant or more contemporary in their decor style in line with the latest trends in design and architecture. New chromatic solutions aimed at stimulating the creativity of architects and designers who can find inspiration in the new colors.

The naming of the new products, inspired by great Italian artists and the depths of the northern European night, characterizes this selection of new colors, which range from the darker shade of Belgian Night, to the more delicate greys of Giorgione.

The two colors are available in Colombo. They integrate the Quarella Marble - Flair range, making it even more interesting and contemporary.

Belgian Night Giorgione Quarella Marble - Flair Collection
Quarella Marble - Flair Collection

Quarella visit to Sri Lanka

Quarella visit to Sri Lanka

Sales Representative Asia Region of Quarella Italy, Mr. Emiliano recently visited Sri Lanka. During this brief visit to Colombo, Mr. Emiliano met our marketing team and reviewed the progress and performance made by Quarella product in Sri Lanka and visit some large upcoming projects of City Hotels, apartments and shopping complex in Colombo city. It was great opportunity to introduce "Quarella" composite Marble/ Quartz for these projects.

Visited projects

  • Shangri-La Project Colombo
  • Aitken Spence management – Negomabo Browns Beach project
  • Marina Sand - Colombo
  • Altria Residential Tower - Colombo
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Quarella visit to Sri Lanka

Mercantile Fortune Steps on to Versatile Natural and Engineered Stone Luxury Flooring

Mercantile Fortune Steps on to Versatile

Just as only high quality wood are imported from Burma, Malaysia, Brazil and Australia for versatile wooden-flooring by Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd., only the world’s most popular and highest quality marble from Spain is imported by it for the quality-based and aesthetically astute constructions being implemented in post-conflict Sri Lanka.

Expertise bonded together by 15 years of versatile experience in importing and laying of high quality wooden flooring has set the perfect stage for Mercantile Fortunes to expand its professional scope into the now much sought-after marble flooring, thus, its venture in to marbles, granite and engineered natural stone as well.

Cosentino is the world renowned marble brand from Spain, which is the number one brand in USA, Europe and other quality conscious countries too. In Sri Lanka, the Authorised Agent is Mercantile Fortunes. Apart from prestigious Cosentino, there is its other famous brand known as Silestone, which is unique quartz.

Silestone is blessed with the nature-inspired unique anti-bacterial properties. This phenomenal blessing has been subjected to scientific scrutiny and certified as proven. This means that wherever Silestone quartz is present, it naturally dispels bacterial growth. This is the reason behind it being eagerly sought-after among the upscale hospitality and leisure sector, healthcare sector and food processing industry as well as hygiene-conscious residencies.  
Being an acclaimed subsidiary Mercantile Investments (Pvt) Ltd., which has over four decades of impressive history of its own, Mercantile Fortunes is now being sought after to contribute its strength in luxury flooring to the numerous construction projects now being implemented in many spheres in the building of modern Sri Lanka, said Mercantile Investments Group Chairman and Managing Director Gerard Ondaatjie.

These sectors include high calibre hospitality and leisure, health-care, academia, living and recreation, manufacturing and food processing, etc. Being the total flooring-solutions provider, Mercantile Fortunes makes available its in-depth expertise in project consultation, engineering and other related areas as well of flooring aspects.

Enhancing the worth of both these world renowned engineered marbles and quartz further is the issuance of a 10 year warranty against scrapping, chipping, damage, etc. This 10 year warranty issuance is a first in Sri Lanka and brought to discerning consumers by Mercantile Fortunes.

Mercantile Fortunes Opens City Showroom In Colpetty

Mercantile Fortunes Opens City Showroom

Innovation and information seems to be a driving force within Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd as evident with the company's city showroom which was opened by the Managing Director Gerard Ondaatjie recently at Galle Road in Colpetty, opposite the American Embassy. With this showroom, Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd fulfills a much felt need of possessing a larger showroom by itself, to display and promote their world renowned range of flooring in wooden, marble, composite marble and travertine, thus making it more convenient to their ever expanding customer base.
Having won the prestigious award for the Most Innovative and Informative Stall at the recently held Sri Lanka Institute of Architects Annual Exhibition 2012 which speaks for itself of the refreshing and elegant layout within Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd's stall, their novel showroom too bears similar traits of refreshing elegance and informative subtleness, whilst presenting a pleasant appearance.

Customers yearning for quality and exquisiteness will find this showroom their perfect ally as it provides them with a vast array of world renowned imported flooring products, of which, they have the complete freedom to learn more details of and gain a thorough understanding on what exactly meets their requirement.

This customer focused approach helps customers to obtain a better understanding in matters involving environmental aspects, colour combinations and functionality, prior to making their purchasing decisions. This in itself will be a great advantage to the discerning customers who appreciates such candid professional guidance in these matters.

Mercantile Fortunes Goes For Marble Flooring

Marble Flooring

Expertise, bonded together by 15 years of versatile experience in importing and laying of high quality wooden flooring has set the stage for Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd to expand into marble flooring, a media release said.

Cosentino is a world renowned marble brand from Spain, it is a leading brand in USA, Europe and other countries. In Sri Lanka, the authorized agent is Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd. Apart from Cosentino, their other brand is Silestone, a unique quartz.

Silestone has anti-bacterial properties. Silestone Quartz dispels bacterial growth. Hence it is sought-after for upscale hospitality and leisure sector, healthcare sector, food processing industry as well as hygiene-conscious residencies.

It is a subsidiary of Mercantile Investments (Pvt) Ltd “Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd - the wood-flooring solutions provider - is now being sought-after to contribute its strength in luxury flooring to the numerous construction projects now being implemented in many spheres in the building of modern Sri Lanka” said Group Chairman and Managing Director of Mercantile Investments Plc Gerard Ondaatjie.

Italy’s Quarella Marbles & Quartz Expert Enhances Mercantile Fortune Staff Knowledge

Quarella Marbles & Quartz Expert

‘Quarella’ marble and quartz surfaces from Italy has taken the flooring concepts in Sri Lanka to a wholly new level.

For, it is no secret anymore that such quality and durable flooring along with the benefit of aesthetic value as well, is capable by itself to turn the image of an entire building into a wholly sophisticated entity.

With Quarella being recognised as a proven brand for indoor as well as outdoor flooring which gives that desired effect in ample measure, its authorised dealer in Sri Lanka Mercantile Fortunes Ltd felt time was opportune to invite an expert from the parent company in Italy, in order to offer their own staff, the local and foreign architects, dealers and contractors the benefit of gleaning valuable info from him, to further their knowledge on the subject.

Accordingly, Quarella’s Director Commercial David Oloughin from Italy was in Sri Lanka to share his expertise with the local stakeholders. The managerial and technical staff of Mercantile Fortunes Ltd enjoyed the benefit of obtaining his insight and technical knowhow with regards to every relevant aspect of successfully launching and completing a project; right from the point of selecting the precise flooring material to transporting them to the site, laying and ensuring proper finishing work as well.

Mercantile Fortunes Ltd Managing Director Gerard Ondaatjie emphasised the significance of selecting a world renown brand like Quarella, saying, “It’s a brand high in demand all over the world where highly patronised airports, shopping malls, hotels, companies as well as residencies of iconic individuals etc are adorned with Quarella as a matter of choice. With Sri Lanka’s highly active construction industry in full flow now spreading over to hospitality industry, commercial buildings, hospitals and residencies etc, we made the right decision to provide them with this world renowned brand to ensure that perfect flooring is available to them. The product and international market awareness sessions Mr. David Oloughin conducted were a source of great knowledge for all concerned as he gave proof and details of the latest trends of the world.”

Mercantile Fortunes Ltd. Director Sunandana Mudannayake explained thus: “Mr. David Oloughin’s product knowledge and technical expertise are a great strength for Quarella brand. As Mr. David Oloughin made several site visits to our already completed as well being completed projects where he witnessed our work range in installation of Italian Quarella floors, walls, counter-tops, work-tops and kitchen-tops etc, he took time to imparted his vast knowledge on proper evaluation, installation and applications of internationally recognised brands of adhesive, grouting and finishing methods etc.

“Indeed, our marketing team and technical staff were privileged to gather so much of valuable info from him which will help further improve our overall service delivery. Being a market leader in flooring in Sri Lanka at this juncture, these fresh inputs from Mr. David Oloughin will definitely strengthen our entire team in Mercantile Fortunes Ltd to provide our clients an even better service.”

Mercantile Fortunes Ltd modern showroom situated opposite the American Embassy in Colombo 3 came in for praise by David Oloughin for its novel informative and educative style of presentation of the product range.

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Architect 2014

Architect 2014

We have been participated Architect 2014 Trade Exhibition, organized annually by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) and we have Presented our product range of wood flooring, wood floor finishers, marble and travertine.

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Bona Visit to Sri Lanka

Bona Visit to Sri Lanka

Regional Sales Manager, Asia Mr. Raymond Yew visited to Sri Lanka recently. He participated knowledge sharing work shop about Bona products with our teams of Marketing and Technical.

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Bona Technical Workshopo in Colombo

Bona Technical Workshopo in Colombo

“If you are looking for perfect colour, shine, slip-resistance and durability all combined into one to maintain that original look of the wooden floor you admire; there is only one world renowned brand for water-base floor coating to rely on – BONA from Sweden.” This assertion was made by Bona’s Technical Department of Sweden Technical Manager Torben Schuy. “Our unwavering commitment to research and development has enabled Bona to drive the wood-flooring industry’s successful evolution of water-base floor coating product range,” asserted Bona Technical Sales Executive Justine Te. Bringing in the practical side of all these factors together was Regional Commercial Sales Manager Raymond Yew who said, “Bona water-base floor coating range of products are the preferred choice world over for heavy-traffic burdened areas such as shopping malls, tourist hotels, restaurants, airports, sports flooring, gymnasiums, auditoriums, commercial & government institutions etc. Those who know its value are keen to install the Bona range in their residencies as well.”

Mercantile Fortunes wins award for most innovative and informative stall

Mercantile Fortunes wins award for most innovative and informative stall

The prestigious Award for The Most Innovative and Informative Stall at the recently concluded Sri Lanka Institute of Architects Annual Sessions 2012 was awarded to Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd – the flooring company of repute, who emerged victorious from amongst a multitude of stalls displaying a wide variety of products such as furniture, carpeting, paints, roofing, tilling, doors and windows, home appliances, electronics, electrical, sanitary wares steel and aluminium fabricators, Interior decorators and several local and international companies etc.

Just as the award's name implies, Mercantile Fortunes (a subsidiary of Mercantile Investments and Finance PLC) presented a stall which was innovative in appearance, simple in construction, informative in content and educative in display.

The innovativeness was witnessed in the simple but elegant and novel entrance, along with sufficient space provided within for easy movement of people to take in the relevant display items. The informative aspect of the stall was entrenched within, with relevant information about the usage of different types of flooring in specific areas such as indoors or outdoors etc. These information clearly stated whether a particular type of flooring was ideally suited or not for that specific area, detailing both the good and the bad side of such installations, to be seen and understand.

The award has been presented to Mercantile Fortunes at the most opportune time when Sri Lanka's construction industry is enjoying a boom. Accordingly, deviating from their previous 13 years practice of displaying only wooden flooring, this year there were an exciting variety of flooring including a range wooden flooring, composite marble flooring, natural marble flooring and Travertine etc.

Factory visit to Myanmar

Factory visit to Myanmar

Burmese teak is one of our main products enjoying a high demand in the local market and it is considered as a world-recognized high quality material used for wood flooring all over the world. Hence, as we are importing Burmese Teak only from its origin-Myanmar (Burma),  we continuously make visits and check on  the quality standards of our principal manufacturers’ factories in different regions of Myanmar.

Recently, we  visited Myanmar in April 2014 to examine the quality of Burmes Teak T&G wood flooring required for one of the luxury apartment projects of 7TH SENSE invested in by John Keels Holdings. We have followed the same method for all our previous large imports for Heritance Kandalama, Ahungalla, Saman Villa, etc and we maintain over 50,000 sq.ft  of stock for our other domestic and commercial projects.

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Qurella factory visit to Italy

Qurella factory visit to Italy

Quarella is one of the best known brands all over the world for composite quartz and marble surfaces for floor laying wall claddings, vanities, counter tops and work tops etc.

Hence, we have obtained exclusive sales rights in Sri Lanka for the world-recognized Quarella brand and made a visit to Quarella factory for the final negotiation with our trade agencies and for broad understanding of Quarella production system in July 2013.

It was a very successful trade visit and now we have earned the exclusive sales rights for Qurella in Sri Lanka for Italian origin quartz / marble composite surfaces.

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"Admonter" Factory Visit in Austria and Mercantile Fortunes selected as exclusive brand representative for Sri Lanka and Maldives.

News Article on Daily Mirror Business

News Article on "Daily Mirror Business"
30th July 2018

Archt Exhibition 2018

"The Architect Exhibition 2018" was successfully held on 22nd February to 25th February at "BMICH".

Archt Fine Dining 2018

"Fine Dining with Architects 2018" organized by Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd was successfully held on 7th February 2018 at "Spice Rooms" Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.

Workshop 2017

Installers and technical staff traning programme & workshop at Mercantile Investments & Finance PLC - Premier Service Centre auditorium on 23rd December 2017.

Visit to HARO in Germany Oct2017

Mercantile Fortunes 'The Flooring Company' visited to HARO parquet in Germany - Munich.

Architects Fine Dining 2017

Mercantile Fortunes 'Architects Fine Dining 2017' at Kingsbury Winchester on 8th February 2017.
"The Flooring Company"

Architect Exhibition 2017

Mercantile Fortunes Stall @ Architect Exhibition 2017 from 16th - 17th February at BMICH.
Stall numbers A52 and A53

Fine Dining With Architects 2015 at Watersedge

Fine dining with Architects '15 organized by Mercantile Fortunes was successfully held on 19th November 2015 at "The link' watersedge

The commissioning of Marble cutting and polishing

The commissioning of marble cutting and polishing at our Maharagama work station to provide the quality product and best service to the customer.

Four new colors in the Quarella Marble - Flair Collection in Colombo

A natural stone vein design fits perfectly in all ambiences, whether they be classic and elegant or more contemporary in their decor style in line with the latest trends in design and architecture. New chromatic solutions aimed...

Quarella visit to Sri Lanka

Sales Representative Asia Region of Quarella Italy, Mr. Emiliano recently visited Sri Lanka. During this brief visit to Colombo, Mr. Emiliano met our marketing team and reviewed the progress and performance made by Quarella product in Sri Lanka...

Mercantile Fortune Steps on to Versatile Natural and Engineered Stone Luxury Flooring

Just as only high quality wood are imported from Burma, Malaysia, Brazil and Australia for versatile wooden-flooring by Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd.

Mercantile Fortunes Opens City Showroom In Colpetty

Innovation and information seems to be a driving force within Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd as evident with the company's city showroom which was opened by the Managing Director Gerard Ondaatjie recently at Galle Road in Colpetty, opposite the American Embassy.

Mercantile Fortunes Goes For Marble Flooring

Expertise, bonded together by 15 years of versatile experience in importing and laying of high quality wooden flooring has set the stage for Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd to expand into marble flooring, a media release said.

Italy’s Quarella Marbles & Quartz Expert Enhances Mercantile Fortune Staff Knowledge

‘Quarella’ marble and quartz surfaces from Italy has taken the flooring concepts in Sri Lanka to a wholly new level.

Architect 2014

We have been participated Architect 2014 Trade Exhibition, organized annually by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) and we have Presented our product range of wood flooring, wood floor finishers, marble and travertine.

Bona Visit to Sri Lanka

Regional Sales Manager, Asia Mr. Raymond Yew visited to Sri Lanka recently. He participated knowledge sharing work shop about Bona products with our teams of Marketing and Technical.

Bona Technical Workshopo in Colombo

“If you are looking for perfect colour, shine, slip-resistance and durability all combined into one to maintain that original look of the wooden floor you admire

Most innovative and informative stall

The prestigious Award for The Most Innovative and Informative Stall at the recently concluded Sri Lanka Institute of Architects Annual Sessions 2012 was awarded to Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Ltd

Factory visit to Myanmar

Burmese teak is one of our main products enjoying a high demand in the local market and it is considered as a world-recognized high quality material used for wood flooring all over the world...

Qurella factory visit to Italy

Quarella is one of the best known brands all over the world for composite quartz and marble surfaces for floor laying wall claddings, vanities, counter tops and work tops...