27 November 2018, 13:08
GRI, a leading producer of Specialty Tires in Sri Lanka, reinforces its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection by installing one of the largest roof top solar systems in the country. With a capacity of 1,200kW (1.2MW), the solar panels are expected to generate 136,557kWh of electricity per month.
This green initiative spans across a roof area of approximately 90,000 square feet and is expected to generate a monthly revenue of approximately Rs 3,000,000 once it is connected to the national electricity grid under the net plus scheme. This environmental awareness system will help reduce over 1,100 Metric Tons of Carbon Emissions per annum, which is equivalent to more than 20,000 trees that could absorb CO2 annually. GRI has successfully taken measures to support the country’s initiative to source 100% renewable generated electricity by 2050.
In addition to the solar power system, GRI employs many other green initiatives such as a bio-mass boiler for steam generation, rain water harvesting, tree planting, natural lighting on factory sidewalls, etc. to constantly strive toward saving energy and protecting our environment for the next generation. With offices in six countries and sales in over 50 countries around the world, GRI produces high- performance Agriculture, Construction and Material Handling Tires. GRI has risen in the ranks of a world class tire production companies with strong business partnerships, broad global outreach, continued manufacturing excellence and an extremely compelling product portfolio. A track record of quality and innovation have made GRI’s brands our customer’s top choice.
GRI has built a reputation in pioneering initiatives, sound innovation and high-performance specialty tires that perform brilliantly in the most severe operating environments. GRI’s Agriculture and Construction tire factory is self-sufficient and is certified by ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.
“This plant is a testament to the spirit and values embodied by all at GRI. GRI’s values of purposeful action, relentless drive, far-sighted approach coupled with a discovery mindset are evident in every aspect of this plant.” Stated Prabhash Subasinghe, Managing Director GRI, Given the 31-year experience in the renewable energy industry, SunPower Renewables (Pvt) Ltd was chosen by GRI to install this state of the art solar power system. SunPower has been instrumental in introducing the Solar PV technology to Sri Lanka in 1987.