Bamber & Bruce (Pvt)Ltd has a brand heritage of more than a century in Sri Lanka in the field of providing analytical services to the trade industry and exports to attend qualitative standards for their products and is proud to be the first private laboratory set up in the country as far back as 1880.
Bamber & Bruce is the first laboratory in Sri Lanka to obtain accreditation from the then accreditation authority, The Sri Lanka Standards Institution under the ASTEL (Accreditation Scheme for Testing Laboratories), in 1998. With the setting up of the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) as the government accreditation body, our laboratory continued accredited under the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005, and we are proud to inform you that the recently completed SLAB Audit in September 2020 was performed as per 17025:2017. The main target to migrate from 17025:2005 to 1705:2017 is to serve better to our customer base since most countries consider the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is mandatory for a testing laboratory to be deemed as technically competent.
From its inception to the present day, the company has made vast strides in expanding and diversifying its services. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in both microbiological analysis and chemical analysis, and backed by highly qualified and trained staff, the company today occupies a leading position as a trusted and reliable laboratory, a testament to the excellence of its analytical services is the company’s clientele comprising some of the leading business institutions of Sri Lanka, who continue to engage its services for several decades.
B&B’s portfolio of services covers a full microbiological analytical service, chemical analysis and physical testing of Food & Beverages, Potable Water, Waste Water/Sludge, Fertilizer and Soil, Food and Agricultural Products, Coir Fiber, Alcohol and Methanol, Cosmetics and House Hold Items, fish and fishery products, etc.
We have registered as a recognized laboratory to the National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA) of the Ministry of Health Sri Lanka to carry out the technical evaluation of products submitted by importers/manufacturers/exporters for registration and assist the NMRA to regulate and control all aspects earned pertaining to cosmetics.
The Laboratory is also registered with
- The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) for testing of water, wastewater & effluents.
- Ministry of Fisheries
- The National Fertilizer Secretariat for Testing of Fertilizer
- Friend of the Sea
- The company has membership in the following trade chambers of Sri Lanka
- The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka
- The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka
- The National Chambers of Exporters of Sri Lanka
B&B has also been the proud winner of the prestigious Silver Award for Excellence awarded to the small revenue category of the service provider to the local exporter community by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka at their annual awards ceremony held in 2019.
“It is my privilege to be the Chairperson of a company that has served the business and trading community of Sri Lanka for more than a century. Our success stems from our commitment to provide service with accuracy, speed and responsibility to our customers. I am proud that we continue to serve some of the leading business entities in Sri Lanka in providing laboratory services to enlighten them on the quality of their products.”
Mr. Anthony Thomas
“I consider it my exceptional previlge to be the Managing Director at a time that offers great opportunities to take the company to new heights. I am looking forward to working closely with the Board, Management and Staff to strengthen and ensure the company’s growth by building on the solid foundation already laid to generate significant value for all stakeholders. Underpinning everything is my committment to the company’s vision to set standards that are on par with other reputed companies in the industry.”
Mr. Frederick Fernando
“It is a privilege to lead Bamber and Bruce (Pvt) Ltd, the first private laboratory set up in the country as far back as 1880, has a brand heritage in the field of providing analytical services to trade, industry and export community to attend qualitative standards for their products.
We closely monitor and study the changing needs of clients and the global business environment in respect of test parameters to provide the required laboratory tests to grow our business. The both laboratories equipped with state of the art facilities and backed by a highly qualified experienced staff, the company today occupies a leading position as a trusted and reliable laboratory, a testament to the excellence of its analytical service is the company’s clientele comprising some of the leading business institutions of Sri Lanka, who continue to engage its services for several decades.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought with a host of unprecedented challenges. At the heart of it was balancing to provide the continuity of service to our valued customers while at the same time, full filling its responsibility to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the employees.”
Mr. Arjuna Athukorala
Cheif Executive Officer (CEO)
Sampling, testing, inspection, audit and certification, Product Conformity Assessment (PCA), environmental monitoring, fumigation, training, and more are all provided by our skilled professionals.