Our journey commenced in 1980 when Gilbeys of London decided to establish its operations in Sri Lanka as Gilbeys Lanka Limited. Subsequently, the company was renamed ID Lanka Limited in 2004 after its controlling interest was acquired by East India Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. In January 2014, as part of a rebranding initiative and to better reflect our company’s product offerings, the company was renamed International Distillers Limited (IDL) to what it’s known today.
Over the years, IDL has emerged as one of Sri Lanka’s leading corporates and a manufacturer and importer of quality spirits. With our diverse product portfolio and well-established brands, IDL has become synonymous with class and quality among its customers and partners. We are proud to state that IDL is the only hard liquor beverage manufacturer in Sri Lanka with a triple ISO certification for quality management, food safety management and environmental management systems certified by SGS.
We remain committed to our traditional core values and IDL’s corporate philosophy is built on ethical business practices and good corporate governance.
We want to be recognized as one of the leading corporate in Sri Lanka, whilst gaining strong acceptance and respect in the region. Our brands will drive the success of our business through the total acceptance and delight of our customers. We will strive to achieve excellence and be exemplary in every sphere of our business activity.
We will achieve business excellence and recognition through the enthusiasm and commitment of each one of us, and the use of best business practices. We will always be guided by our values and act with responsibility towards the state, society and the environment.
We will inspire our customers and other stakeholders with our success and prestige.