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GRI acquires Nortire OU

GRI acquires Nortire OU

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Sri Lanka-based speciality tyre manufacturer GRI reports that it has acquired the Estonia-based Nortire Group. Headquartered in Estonia, with a branch in Latvia and two branches in Lithuania, Nortire is a speciality tyre distributor. According to GRI, the acquisition will further expand the GRI’s global tyre service network, while attaining a significant foothold in the North European tyre market. The news follows a non-acquisition Middle East strategic partnership with Al-Dobowi in April 2019.

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Groundbreaking held for new GRI Tires mixing facility

Groundbreaking held for new GRI Tires mixing facility

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Sri Lanka-based manufacturer GRI Tires has laid the foundation for a new mixing plant. The facility, located some 25 miles from Colombo in the Mirigama Export Processing Zone (MEPZ), will initially give GRI the capacity to increase specialty tyre output by 100 tons a day. A further project phase will double capacity.

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GRI joins IRSG

23rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Sri-Lanka based speciality and industrial tyre manufacturer GRI has joined the International Rubber Studies Group (IRSG).

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GRI and Al Dobowi launch strategic partnership

GRI and Al Dobowi launch strategic partnership

7th May 2019 | 0 Comments

A new strategic business partnership between Al Dobowi and GRI has been set up to facilitate the distribution of the GRI off-highway tyre brand in Middle Eastern and African markets. The partnership was officially launched at a function in Dubai on 29 April.

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GRI celebrates factory anniversary by launching 100 new sizes

GRI celebrates factory anniversary by launching 100 new sizes

31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

On 25 January 2019 GRI celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of its specialty tyre manufacturing facility, with the release of over 100 tyre sizes.

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GRI launches new website

GRI launches new website

5th October 2018 | 0 Comments

GRI has launched a new website featuring improved menu functionality and a responsive layout, making it easier to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and multiple devices.

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GRI extends First Industrial Tyres partnership

14th August 2018 | 0 Comments

GRI has been in partnership with First Industrial Tyres (FIT) for over 10 years where the two companies have worked together in the aftermarket distribution of GRI material handling tyres in the UK. Now that FIT has expanded into Eire with operations in Dublin, so has the GRI distribution deal.

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GRI appoints new chairman and CEO

GRI appoints new chairman and CEO

19th July 2018 | 0 Comments

GRI Tires has announced the appointment of a new chairman and a new CEO. Harris Premaratne was appointed as GRI’s chairman with effect from the 29 March 2018. A veteran banker, Premaratne’s appointment is intended to help take GRI to a “leading position amongst global specialty tyre manufactures”.

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Sri Lankan president attends GRI factory opening reception

Sri Lankan president attends GRI factory opening reception

6th February 2018 | 0 Comments

GRI held the grand opening of its agriculture, construction and pneumatic material handling tyre factory in Sri Lanka on 25 January with the country’s president, Maithripala Sirisena as the company’s chief guest.

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GRI opens Sri Lanka off-road tyre plant

31st January 2018 | 0 Comments

With the opening of its new, US$40 million factory in Badalgama, Sri Lanka, Global Rubber Industries Ltd. (GRI) has increased off-road tyre capacity and has added to its export portfolio. The facility was officially inaugurated on 25 January.

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GRI installs first Marangoni Machine in Sri Lanka

GRI installs first Marangoni Machine in Sri Lanka

21st December 2017 | 0 Comments

GRI reports that it is the first industrial tyre manufacturer in Sri Lanka to employ the benefits of the latest model of Marangoni Alpha Agrifast Italy. According to the company, this machine is “a compact, user friendly and advanced extruder server that is interfaced to tyre building bay drums for producing components such as tread base, tread cap, sidewalls all with joint less, in real time with the highest degree of accuracy and at high speed”. This machine is to be utilized at GRI’s latest state-of-the-art factory in Sri Lanka, set to commence production in January 2018. This brand-new factory will be the largest in Sri Lanka dedicated to produce specialty tyres and the first to produce radial agriculture tyres.

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GRI names Americas sales and marketing director

6th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Maury Shnier has been appointed Sales and Marketing Director for the Americas at Global Rubber Industries (GRI). He comes to the company from Camso, where he was executive director of sales and operations within the firm’s Material Handling Aftermarket division in Canada and the USA.

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GRI presents ‘widest’ solid industrial tyre

13th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Sri Lankan off-road tyre maker Global Rubber Industries (GRI) has released what it says is “one of the widest” solid industrial tyres in the industry. The Globestar WT is available in sizes ranging from 4.00-4 to 12.00-20.

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GRI breaks ground on second tyre plant

GRI breaks ground on second tyre plant

6th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Sri Lankan industrial tyre maker Global Rubber Industries, or GRI, has laid the foundation for its new off-road tyre factory. Groundbreaking took place 4 January and marks the start of construction on a plant that will be built with an investment of US$40 million. The facility will be built adjacent to GRI’s current solid industrial tyre factory in Badalgama, Sri Lanka.

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GRI acquires Leffler Industrial Tires in the United States

18th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Sri Lankan off-highway tyre specialist Global Rubber Industries (GRI) has acquired two privately held companies that retail and service industrial tyres in the United States. It purchase of Leffler Industrial Tire & Rubber Track, Inc. aids GRI in its objective of broadening its geographical reach, enhancing distribution channels and accelerating its route to market within the USA. GRI states that the synergies of both companies will reinforce its position as a “prominent supplier of specialty tyres in the United States.”

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