GRI Introduces Eco-Friendly Solid Rubber Tires
31 October 2019
GRI’s focus on innovation and advancement in research and development has led to its R&D team developing an Eco-Friendly version of its high-performance ULTIMATE XT solid tire. The GRI R&D team, in collaboration with a team of scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colombo, has developed the ULTIMATE XT eco-friendly version by replacing petroleum-based oil with natural oil, which is carbon neutral and renewable.
The tire was developed to perform in all surface terrains and harsh working conditions. Test results have indicated that the replacement of petroleum oil with special, environmentally friendly oil has successfully resulted in the superior performance of the tire. The ULTIMATE XT has the capability to run on all surface conditions including, indoor, outdoor, low temperature, high temperature, wet and dry conditions. With this success, GRI will enhance its strategy of manufacturing high performance “Green” Solid Rubber Tires that result in reduced environmental pollution and increased efficiency.
The Premium Plus ULTIMATE XT solid tire is made from top-grade Sri Lankan rubber and engineered to exacting standards, featuring a modern tread design that delivers on low rolling resistance and high run time, thus ensuring longer tire life and conservation of energy.
“All strategic and tactical decisions made by GRI are weighed against its impact on the environment. GRI’s policy is to drive sustainability along with developing Premium Specialty Tires. A key goal at GRI is to contribute to the world that is sustainable, and by doing so, GRI takes into consideration the well-being of not only the current global community, but also the generations to come.” Stated Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma, CEO GRI.
Our commitment to sustainability is found in every aspect of GRI. It is of utmost importance and enforced through green policies on raw material, production process, waste management and energy utilization. GRI’s responsibility to sustainability is evident through our solar panel power system that covers the entire roof of our factory, utilization of biomass boilers and fully recyclable waste and water management systems. Our factory is a testament to the pioneering spirit and values embodied by everyone at GRI.
GRI is a leading producer of Specialty Tires from Sri Lanka with offices in 9 countries and sales in over 50 countries around the world. GRI produces high-performance Agriculture, Construction and Material Handling Tires.
Source: GRI Europe (Global Rubber B.V).