31 July 2019, 09:52
GRI laid the foundation for a New Mixing Plant in Sri Lanka on the 18th July 2019. The journey of GRI began in 2002, with the vision ‘to be a leading speciality tire producer in the world’. Over the past 17 years, GRI has established new customers, and grown their business rapidly across the world. Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe Managing Director GRI, proclaimed with utmost pride at the ground breaking, “Today I see in front of me, a dream being realized, in what is to be one of the largest Mixing Plants in Sri Lanka, that will wholeheartedly support our Speciality Tire Manufacturing Facility, I can humbly say, with confidence and courage we shall triumph.”
The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka provided GRI with several acres of industrial land in the Mirigama Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) and GRI initiated its next strategic move to further develop and diversify its roots in the vibrant Specialty Tire Industry by utilizing this land to build a new Mixing Plant that will support GRIs future expansion as well as enhance Sri Lanka’s exports.
GRIs new Mixing Plant will have the capacity to increase GRIs specialty tire production output by 100 tons a day, at the first phases of the project and with the successful completion of the final phase of this project, the output is expected to reach 200 tons a day.
The plant will be equipped with the latest automatic material weighing equipment, feeding systems and high capacity Banbury mixers. GRI will ensure that the output from this Mixing Plant, will be of consistently high quality, by procuring all machinery from global leaders. “GRI will increase its output via the effective utilization of leading edge and modernistic manufacturing units, ensuring that quality is at the highest level.” Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma CEO of GRI stated with confidence.
To protect the environment, specifically the surrounding atmosphere of the plant, all filler (power) material will be fed to the Banbury mixer using fully enclosed material feeding systems with the latest controls on material weighing and recipe controls. GRIs Mixing Plant will be operated by highly experienced mixing experts who are well versed in the latest techniques and technologies, to ensure high quality mixing and optimum output.
GRI has established its trademark in pioneering initiatives, sound innovation and high-performance specialty tires that perform brilliantly in all environments. GRI is a leading producer of Specialty Tires from Sri Lanka with offices in six countries and sales in over 50 countries around the world. The company produces high-performance Agriculture, Construction and Material Handling Tires.