Autogroup International Sri Lanka (AGI), a 100% Australian-owned company
specializing in the conversion of vehicles from left-hand drive to right-hand drive and
then reexporting worldwide is considering a significant new factory expansion
despite the challenging economic environment and government bureaucracy in Sri
Founded by Chairman Peter Hill over 30 years ago when he commenced his left to
right-hand vehicle conversion business in Australia. Having faced numerous
challenges in meeting the significant demand for right-hand drive American SUVs,
Muscle Cars and Pickup trucks, he established Autogroup in Sri Lanka as a Board of
Investment in Sri Lanka (BOI) business over 20 years ago.
Over the past two decades, the company has grown steadily from its humble
beginnings and overcome many challenges as a foreign investor trying to grow a
business in Sri Lanka, to build a successful venture that employs a highly-talented
and well-trained team of experts on par with any found internationally. Having
survived the COVID-19 pandemic and the worst of the economic crisis during the
past 3 years, thanks to the inspirational leadership of the Chief Executive Officer and Co-
Chairman Rob Hill, AGI has focused on investing in the business by hiring new team
members while enhancing the knowledge and skill levels of the team. It now boasts of a
dynamic senior leadership team, a workplace culture focused on its people, and a
generosity in its community values.
Autogroup International is an ISO 9001:2015-compliant manufacturer that
specializes in converting vehicles to ADR (Australian Design Rules) standards. The company possesses a highly talented team of over 170+ people including 30+
engineers and a well-experienced production team, all supported by advanced 3D
design, reverse engineering, and 3D printing technologies. It specializes in
conversion of all types of American vehicles including luxury SUVs such as the GMC
Yukon Denali, Hummer EV, Lincoln Navigator, and Toyota Sequoia, classic American
Pickup Trucks including the GMC Sierra, Ford F-Series, Toyota Tundra, and RAM,
and a range of Muscle Cars such as the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and
Chevrolet Camaro.
Expressing his thoughts on the journey so far, ‘Autogroup International’s CEO and
Co-Chairman Rob Hill’. stated, “I am proud of our incredible, world-class Sri Lankan
team that has delivered thousands of high quality, safe, and legally compliant right–
hand drive conversions to vehicles over the past 20 years and has helped build our
global reputation as the best left-hand to Right-Hand conversion company in the
world.” Looking into the future, he added that AGI needs to expand to meet its ever-
increasing global demand for vehicles. “We have exciting ‘secret plans’ to expand
our capability further and build a huge new factory. We sincerely hope our new
factory will be in Sri Lanka despite the challenging bureaucracy and lack of support
we often face as a foreign investor.” 
All left-hand drive vehicles at AGI are carefully sourced from North America and are
shipped to its world-class facility in Kaduwela, Sri Lanka where the entire conversion process
takes place including the most complex engineering and manufacturing. Following 3-
6 weeks of conversion process the vehicles are exported worldwide. It’s hard-
earned global reputation for the highest quality and safety standards together with

unparalleled innovation ensures that these right-hand drive vehicles are in demand
in over 40+ countries worldwide.

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