GRI prepares for start-up of new tire facility

Colombo — Sri Lankan producer of speciality tires Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) will expand its agriculture and construction tires product offerings with a plant-opening in January 2018, the company announced 1 Nov.

The tire maker broke ground on the €38-million manufacturing facility in Badalgama, north of Colombo, in late 2016. The unit is located next to GRI’s existing solid industrial tire factory.

The 1.25 million sq-ft. plant will have a rated capacity of 25 tonnes a day, making it the largest in Sri Lanka dedicated to…

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