Tag: Sri Lanka

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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Trelleborg cutting Sri Lanka tyre plant CO2 by 90%

Trelleborg cutting Sri Lanka tyre plant CO2 by 90%

26th April 2019 | 0 Comments

A full reengineering of steam generation equipment at the Trelleborg Wheel Systems plant in Sri Lanka will improve the facility’s environmental footprint as well as its production efficiency. Trelleborg is installing a new biomass boiler at the production site in Makola, near Colombo; it reports that work on this “major investment” has already begun, and the new process will be fully operational from June 2019.

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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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China establishing rubber Free Trade Zone in Sri Lanka

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

China has begun establishing a rubber Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Sri Lanka. The arrangement will help promote the country’s rubber industry and boost sector earnings. In return, China is asking for long-term access to lands and tax concessions, according to various media reports.

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Reports: Michelin’s Camso takeover includes Loadstar

24th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Loadstar was founded by a Belgian investor and Jinasena, a Colombo-based engineering group. The firm has a plant in Ekala, north of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo. The business was renamed Camso Loadstar in 2015.

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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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USA drops Sri Lanka OTR tyre duty

18th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber products (SLAMERP) has praised the USA’s decision to revoke the countervailing duty imposed upon off-the-road tyres imported from Sri Lanka. Commenting upon the ruling made by the US Court of International Trade on 11 July, SLAMERP notes that it “expresses confidence” in the growth of Sri Lankan exports to the USA.

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Sun-TWS acquires STARCO Lanka operation

4th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The solid tyre factory established by STARCO in Sri Lanka has been divested to TVS Group company Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems (Sun-TWS) for an undisclosed sum. The STARCO Lanka facility becomes Sun-TWS’ fifth manufacturing plant and, together with expansion programmes at its existing facilities, will help increase overall capacity by 40 per cent – a measure required in order to meet growing global demand.

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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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Sri Lanka rubber sector aiming to become $3 billion a year industry by 2020

Sri Lanka rubber sector aiming to become $3 billion a year industry by 2020

19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) celebrated its 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Cinnamon Grand Colombo on the 16 January 2018. The association was inaugurated in 1985 in order to offer “comprehensive representation, advocacy and to champion to all manufacturers and exporters of rubber products in Sri Lanka”.

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Sri Lanka tyre manufacturer signs recycled carbon black order

3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

A leading tyre manufacturer has placed a first order on Swedish tyre pyrolysis firm Enviro’s recycled carbon black (EnviroCB) for immediate delivery. “Initially the order volume is small, but is expected to increase significantly over time. The customer is a global manufacturer of tyres and rubber applications and this order relates to industrial tyres”, says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.

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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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Apollo Tyres launches two-wheel range in Sri Lanka

Apollo Tyres launches two-wheel range in Sri Lanka

17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

With the introduction of its two-wheel tyre range, Apollo Tyres now offers its full portfolio in Sri Lanka. As is the case with the company’s other products, the two-wheel range is being distributed within the country by sole national distributor Ideal Wheels & Tyres.

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