There is over 100 years of experience between the Team Leaders.
Over 100m of zipper is used per day for kitesurfing bags alone.
More than 2300m of Twill Tape is used per day for seat covers.
Printing uses 8.000 kgs of ink per year.
More than 1.000.000 running meters of sail, spinnaker and bag cloth is used per year.
Aqua processes over 3.000.000 meters of lines yearly.
Over 500 kg of sewing thread is used per year.
We have several technical advancements in production techniques and machinery that are specific to Aero Dynamics. Our Modular System ensures an outstanding workflow process and that complex detailing is available to our customers. In addition to this, our state-of-the-art infrastructure further enhances the accuracy and overall quality of the end product. Complex Design Detailing is also available to our customers.
| Laser Cutter
| JCD Clock
| Layering Machine
| Computer controlled Sewing Machines imported from Germany
| Digital Sublimation print
| Digital Latex printer
| Laser Line Checker
To meet or exceed customer satisfaction is the utmost priority in our business values. Therefore, We at Aqua Dynamics are totally committed to ensure the highest standard of quality in our products and services. To make our commitment effective to achieve the above goal, we build our quality policy based on the following codes; Risk Based Thinking Improvements and Innovations Safety and Compliance Effective and Efficient Management We recognize that all our employees have a vital role to play in making this policy a reality. Thus the responsibility of continually improving our quality management system while ensuring total compliance in accordance with the requirements runs right through the organization from the top management to the bottom level. Therefore, this policy is communicated and deployed throughout the company and understood by all levels of it.
Our facilities range from various cutting and printing techniques to a wide range of sewing machines. Our cutting-edge technology combined with the skills of our people lead to the best results.
For each material and usage the right print, ensuring longevity and brilliance.
From screen printing, to heat transfer and sublimation print, all needs up to photorealistic pictures with impressive sharpness, high colour intensity and captivating resolution are possible. From small patterns to whole sails, we cover the complete range.
Our state-of-the-art cutting department, covering all different cutting techniques, ensures that the specific requirements of each product and material are met. Ranging from manual to fully automated cutting machines, over to laser and die cutting machines, we guarantee uncompromisable quality with perfect accuracy.
To ensure highest quality standards, we produce battens with structural and architectural integrity ourselves. This enables us to cater to the requirements of our wide set of products.
We are using high technological sewing machines in every production ranging from straight line to triple zig-zag and programmable pattern sewing machines. Regarding the material we use light and heavy, short and long arm machines.
To meet or exceed customer satisfaction is the utmost priority in our business values. Therefore, we at Aqua Dynamics are totally committed to ensure the highest standard of quality in our products and services.
To make our commitment effective to achieve the above goal, we build our quality policy based on the following codes;
Risk Based Thinking
Improvements and Innovations
Safety and Compliance
Effective and Efficient Management
We recognize that all our employees have a vital role to play in making this policy a reality. Thus the responsibility of continually improving our quality management system while ensuring total compliance in accordance with the legal and ISO 9001:2015 standard requirements run right through the organization from the top management to the bottom level.
Therefore, this policy is communicated and deployed throughout the company and understood by all levels of it.
We rely on our people. Their passion and highly skilled craftsmanship enables us to grow and to drive change for our customers.
That is why we support our people with care and compassion and strive to continuously improve our work environment. Health, safety and well-being of our people is our top priority, wherefore we provide a comprehensive range of health benefits like life and medical insurance, free doctoral visits and mother’s bonuses.
We also provided continuous support during the pandemic by paying full salary even during lockdown, catering provisions during quarantine and COVID-19 testing and vaccination services.
Furthermore we provide the following employee facilities and welfare, just to mention some:
Welfare grocery store
Free breakfast and lunch
Personal loan facilities
As a dedicated water sports enthusiast and textile engineer, Frank Ulmer arrived in Sri Lanka in the early 1980’s and started working at North Sails Lanka. Passionate about windsurfing he decided to start his own production facility years later. Aqua Dynamics was founded and a group of around 20 newly graduated locals became his core team. Leading and developing a recently founded company back in the 80’s far away from Europe wasn’t easy. Against all odds, Frank and his small team worked extremely hard to overcome the learning curves and achieve their goals.
In 2018, Aqua Dynamics proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary together with the original core members from the very beginning. Proud of what they have achieved everyone is looking to the future and expansion of Aqua Dynamics.
“A lot has changed since the beginning. The world turns much faster these days.” Says Frank. “Our customers are competing within a very competitive market and therefore constant progression of production technology, output, flexibility and quality is paramount for us.”
Lalindra Fernando joined Aqua Dynamics when he left school in 1989, starting off as a Management Trainee when windsurfing was the only existing department. Looking back in hindsight he says, ‘I’m very proud of what we have achieved to date.’ The combination of a new company and him having no experience seemed like a good start with potential of them growing together. After one year he became an Assistant Production Manager and three years later promoted to General Manager. As the factory has grown, so has his knowledge base as it’s imperative to him that he is up to date with all the technology within all the sectors. Lalindra describes the atmosphere at Aqua Dynamics as “very pleasant and it’s a pleasure to work with such skilled people who are devoted to their jobs.” His aim is to continue being the world’s top action sports manufacturer by encouraging loyalty through flexibility and combining team work with skill resulting in an 100% product.
Aqua Dynamics, established in 1988, is one of the leading action sports manufacturers for custom-built products, combining skilled workmanship with state-of-the-art technology and innovative design. Situated in Sri Lanka, our high-tech manufacturing facility has over 30,000 m2 of dedicated floor space, and is uniquely tailored to satisfy the requirements of our customers. Aqua has grown to become one of the world’s most versatile action sport companies. Today, Aqua Dynamics is able to combine multidisciplinary technologies, offering an expansive range of skilled workmanship that goes hand in hand with the latest manufacturing techniques.
1988 – Founding of the factory starting with the windsurfing department
2000 – Second building was set up and Big Boat department was founded
2001 – First kite was produced
2012 – Separate paraglider department was founded
For the second consecutive year, Aqua and Aero family has taken part in the Great Place to Work employee engagement survey. Thanks to our great effort and consistent work ethics we have been ranked as one of the best workplaces both locally and globally under the “Large Manufacturing” category amongst all enlisted workplaces in Asia. We continue to thrive together as an organization that seeks the continuous betterment of its workforce and hope to maintain and even improve our work environment over the years to come.
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In 2022, the factory was equipped with a 650 KW Solar PV roof top system which is capable of generating nearly 75,000 KWh of renewable energy per month.
WASTE WATER INTO CLEAN WATER
In house waste water treatment plant is located with the capacity of treating 50,000 Liters per day to ensure that every single drop of waste water is properly treated before being discharged into the surface.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Our waste management strategy is driven by 3R (Reduced, Re-used and Recycled) concept to seek continuous improvement for reducing waste and conserving resources in all aspects of operations.
Aqua holds the reputation for decades without having a single environmental complaint as the result of our commitment to maintain the qualification for our environmental license and comply to the environmental regulations.