GRI opens US corporate office
Sri Lanka-based off-highway tyre maker GRI has opened a new corporate office in the USA. Situated in North Carolina within the Research Triangle Park (RTP), a location chosen for its close proximity to a growing customer base, the facility will take over sales operations, customer support and logistics functions. This local presence will also facilitate GRI’s endeavours to develop products specifically for the North American market.
“As we rapidly expand our specialty tyre business across the US, we realised that a corporate office with experienced staff to cater to the growing needs of our customer base had now become vital,” comments Prabhash Subasinghe, managing director of GRI. “Careful thought went in to selecting the ideal location, since it needed to hold commercial significance, complement our growth agenda, attract best in class talent, and most importantly, provide excellent accessibility for our customers to reach us.”
After narrowing the search down to the East Coast of the USA, the managing director explains that the RTP development was the “natural choice” for GRI’s regional headquarters as it sits between three prominent cities in North Carolina – Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The RTP is also close to Raleigh–Durham International Airport. Subasinghe adds: “The rich culture and history the location enjoys also influenced us in our selection. We are happy to now invite our customers to enjoy our services at this prestigious location and look forward to establishing even stronger bonds with them.”