For over 50 years D. Samson Industries is highlighting the indigenous industrial progress of Sri Lanka. Diversification of resources to ensure future stability is the secret of their success!
The Founder Chairman along with his children launched D. Samson & Sons Ltd., in Fort (Colombo), to sell local and imported footwear.
Signifying the success of their business, soon, a footwear assembly line with 16 employees was initiated.
Assembly line was expanded, adhering to ever evolving legal and professional standards, and was incorporated as D. Samson Industries Limited.
To ensure efficiency in productivity, a rubber mixing plant was set up maintaining professional standards.
The great heights DSI Samson Group was achieving as a Brand was soon rewarded with its first export consignment to Saudi Arabia.
Under-lining the successes of the Brand, the first DSI showroom in the heart of Colombo was opened.
To Reap the Benefits of Investments the first diversification project was launched as the Samson Exports Garment-Factory.
To directly import raw materials and relevant components and accessories, the Samson Trading Company was incorporated.
A Second shoe factory named Samson Manufacturers Ltd, was launched to manufacture footwear under the brand name -"Ranpa".
Giving life to the principles of constant improvement, the Samson Engineers (Pvt) Ltd. was incorporated to manufacture moulds, die-cutters, and other components using modern technology.
The 2nd diversification project to manufacture bicycle tyres & tubes under the DSI brand name, Samson Rubber Industries Ltd was launched.
The 25 Year anniversary of DSI Footwear was celebrated.
Samson International as a public quoted company was listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange.
To provide a boost to budding national artists, the Sithuvili art competition was launched.
Entered the coir sector in making another diversification by setting up Samtessi Brush Manufacturing plant to export coir products.
Samson Rubber Products was Incorporated to manufacture and export moulded rubber products.
D. Samson & Sons Ltd., wins the coveted Entrepreneur of the year award.
A Third shoe factory, Samson Sportswear Ltd., was launched to manufacture school and sports shoes.
DDP Packaging was incorporated to produce corrugated cartons.
D. Samson & Sons Ltd opens the 100th ultra-modern DSI showroom in Kandy.
Another Diversification was made venturing in to food and beverages sector by joining with Kelani Valley Canneries (KVC) Ltd.
DSI was selected as one of the three outstanding brands in Sri Lanka by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.
The 40 Year anniversary of DSI Footwear was celebrated.
Yet another diversification comes to fruition when Samson Rajarata Tiles clay roofing tile manufacturing plant was opened.
The First showroom abroad was opened in Chennai, India.
FILA and RBK (REEBOK) appoint D. Samson & Sons as authorized reseller in Sri Lanka.
Samson Information Technologies was incorporated to provide IT services and products.
DSI Samson Group enters Joint collaboration with SDV International Logistics (Pvt) Ltd.
Venturing in to the renewable energy field, a mini hydro project was incorporated as Hydro Trust Lanka, generating 2 mega watts of power.
Diversifying to manufacture bicycled to the European Market Samson Bikes (Pvt) Ltd. Was incorporated.
Mount Spring Water (Pvt) Ltd. was launched – to bottle and trade natural spring water from virgin forest area sources.
DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Ltd. takes in CIC Agribusiness as a major partner in Kelani Valley Canneries (KVC) retaining a 20 percent stake in this subsidiary of CIC Agribusiness.
DSI Samson Group through its investment in Central Hospitals Colombo (Asiri Central), extended the partnership with Asiri Hospitals Ltd.
Samson Insurance Brokers ( Pvt) Ltd. was incorporated as a fully-owned subsidiary of DSI Samson Group ( Pvt.) Ltd.
Samson Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd. was expanded at Rathupaswala, as a tires and tubes manufacturing plant.
Fitch Ratings (Colombo) Singapore upgraded rating of DSI Holdings Limited & the rating on its senior unsecured notes to 'A-(lka)' from 'BBB+(lka).
DSI Super Sport triumphs again, with DSI Samson Group been rewarded “The Brand Leadership Award” - the prestigious International award.
DSI Samson Group sign Up with DELL Global B.V as a Dell Distributor.
Samson iT (re-branded Samson Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd.) becomes the DELL authorized distributor in Sri Lanka.
DSI Samson Group signs up with AVIRA Germany as an Avira Distributor.
DSI Samson Group acquires Globe Knitting (Pvt) Ltd.
The 50 Year anniversary of DSI Footwear was celebrated.
D. Samson & Sons Ltd. was restructured as a pure distribution company.
DSI Samson Group launches Dell Laser Jet Printers in Sri Lanka.
DSI Samson Group launches Dell Projectors in Sri Lanka.
DSI and Samson Sportswear (Pvt) Ltd. Amalgamation.
Capitol Lanka (Pvt) Ltd - acquired by DSI.
SCOM start new plant - Thermoform Plant.
SIL - Launched Samson PVC.
SIT appointed as Samsung printer distributor.
DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Ltd - Investment in DSI Trading (Australia) Pty Ltd- Real Estate project.
D Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd - Investment in Lakeland Footwear International Limited- UK
D Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd - Investment in Samson Footwear (Pvt) Ltd- India
D Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd - Investment in Classic Footwear (Pvt) Ltd
DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Ltd - Incorporation of Samson Investments (Pvt) Ltd
D Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd - Investment in Y communications Qld Pty Ltd- Australia
D Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd - Investment in Azamaq Novelties Trading (LLC) -Dubai
DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Ltd - Appointment of 3 Independent Directors to the Group- to improve corporate governance practices
D Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd - Disposal of Capitol Lanka
D Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd - Opening 1st Waves showroom in K Zone-Ja-Ela
Samson Rubber Products (Pvt) Ltd - Starting Dompe Project
Samson Compounds (Pvt) Ltd - Cease the operations of Thermoform Plant
DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Ltd - Cease the operation of Globe Knitting (Pvt) Ltd
D Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd - Acquisition of Premier Synthetic Leather Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd- Primo
Samson Rajarata Tiles (Pvt) Ltd - Samson Rajarata Tiles started "Pochchi" Products
Samson Manufacturer’s (Pvt) Ltd - Samson Manufacturer’s (Pvt) Ltd celebrated its 40th anniversary.