Tag: Sri Lanka

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

Friday 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

Wednesday 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

Thursday 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

Monday 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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STARCO taking its solid tyres to the world

STARCO taking its solid tyres to the world

Friday 16th June 2017 | 0 Comments

After six years of manufacturing solid tyres in Sri Lanka, STARCO is looking forward to expanding its distribution of these products globally. Tyres & Accessories recently spoke to Richard Todd, the company’s chief executive officer; he shared that establishing relationships with distributors in Asia and the Middle East was currently a priority for STARCO.

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US puts duties on Indian and Sri Lankan OTR tyres

Thursday 19th January 2017 | 0 Comments

On 4 January 2017The US Department of Commerce (DOC) made final determinations in the countervailing duty investigations of imported off-the-road (OTR) tyres from India and Sri Lanka. In the India countervailing duty investigation, the DOC calculated a final subsidy rate of 5.36 per cent for mandatory respondent Balkrishna Industries and a final subsidy rate of 4.9 per cent for mandatory respondent ATC Tires. The government agency established a subsidy rate of 5.06 per cent for all other producers/exporters in India. In the Sri Lanka countervailing duty investigation, the DOC calculated a final subsidy rate of 2.18 per cent for mandatory respondent Camso Loadstar and for all other producers/exporters in Sri Lanka.

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Marangoni, Onyx sign industrial tyre MoU

Marangoni, Onyx sign industrial tyre MoU

Wednesday 18th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The Marangoni Group and UAE-based conglomerate the Onyx Group, through its subsidiary Ceylon Steel Corporation (CSCL), have signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to the industrial tyre market. Upon announcing the MoU’s signing, Marangoni states that this represents “a further step in the strategy of Onyx Group to invest in the tyre sector, with the objective of becoming the largest tyre manufacturer in Sri Lanka and serving both local and international markets.”

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Looking forward to level playing field – Titan International testifies in duty hearing

Wednesday 11th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Titan International’s final injury hearing before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) took place on 4 January, and today the company will file a post hearing brief. The off-road tyre specialist says it “remains optimistic” that the ITC will issue a final affirmative determination in these cases.

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GRI breaks ground on second tyre plant

GRI breaks ground on second tyre plant

Friday 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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Land set aside for Ceylon Steel tyre factory

Wednesday 16th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Steel Corporation Limited is to receive 100 acres for the tyre factory it is setting up with technical assistance from Marangoni. The land is being acquired by the Urban Development Authority of Sri Lanka, which will lease it to Ceylon Steel for a 99-year period.

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Trelleborg Wheel Systems wins Sri Lankan export accolade

Trelleborg Wheel Systems wins Sri Lankan export accolade

Monday 24th October 2016 | 0 Comments

The Trelleborg Wheel Systems manufacturing facility in Sri Lanka was recognised for its export achievements when it was honoured with a Presidential Export Award in a ceremony presided over by Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo.

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Sri Lanka investment only “indirectly” involves Marangoni

Wednesday 13th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Last month, a number of publications in Sri Lanka shared news that the Marangoni Group would invest US$75 million to boost its production capacity for industrial tyres within the country. The Italian firm has commented on these reports and clarified that the investment in question only involves Marangoni indirectly.

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Marangoni investing $75 million Sri Lanka industrial capacity

Monday 20th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Local news reports suggest Marangoni is investing $75 million in expanding industrial tyre manufacturing in Sri Lanka. The reports add detail to official announcements about increased Eltor EVO for the forklift tyre production capacity made in May.

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Titan, US union file petition against off-road tyres from China, India & Sri Lanka

Monday 11th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Titan International has filed petitions with the US International Trade Commission and the US Department of Commerce for relief from imports of off-road tyres from China, India, and Sri Lanka. The petitions were filed jointly with the United Steelworkers union and allege that imports from China and India are being dumped in the US market in violation of international trade agreements and that imports from all three countries are benefitting from improper government subsidies.

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Manchester wholesaler exclusive GRI materials handling tyres supplier

Manchester wholesaler exclusive GRI materials handling tyres supplier

Thursday 8th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Specialising in the production of solid and pneumatic industrial tyres and operating out of a warehouse in Manchester, Wholesale Industrial Tyres (WIT) was set up to offer more value and choice for businesses with large fleets of warehousing vehicles. WIT is the exclusive UK distributor for Sri Lankan materials handling tyre manufacturer Global Rubber Industries (GRI), importing a range of tyres suitable for heavy duty warehousing tasks. WIT currently employs five people.

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