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  • Upcoming Exhibitions


    Exhibition            – CONEXPO 2017

    Dates                  – 7th to 11th March 2017

    Booth details      – Will be updated soon

    Venue                  – Las Vegas Convention Center NV, USA





    Exhibition            – TYREXPO 2017

    Dates                  – 21st – 23rd March 2017

    Booth details      – Singapore Expo Halls – 2P39

    Venue                  – Singapore





    Exhibition            – PROMAT 2017

    Dates                     – 3rd – 6th April 2017

    Booth details       –  Will be updated soon

    Venue                     – McCormick Place, Chicago, USA





    Exhibition            – Automechanica 2017

    Dates                     – 8th to 10th May 2017

    Booth details        – Will be updated soon

    Venue                    – Dubai World Trade Centre




Company News

  • GRI acquires Leffler Industrial Tires in the United States

    GRI (Global Rubber Industries) has acquired Leffler Industrial Tire & Rubber Track, Inc. and Kentucky Industrial Tire, Inc., two privately held companies that retail and service industrial tires in the United States. Leffler Industrial Tire is an Indianapolis based company that specializes in industrial forklift tires for the material handling industry. It currently offers product and services in Illinois and Indiana. Kentucky Industrial Tire based in Louisville and Lexington offers the same products and services in Kentucky.
    Mike and Sherri Leffler founded Leffler Industrial Tire in March 2009 in Indiana and recently expanded operations in January 2016 to establish Kentucky Industrial Tire, Inc. The Lefflers have grown their businesses and revenues year-on-year at a noteworthy pace and to a level that attracted GRI. Their companies offer a wide portfolio of tires for the material handling and construction industry. The core products are solid resilient and press on band tires for forklifts, polyurethane tires, construction tires, skid steer tires, OTR tires and rubber tracks. Services offered include mobile onsite installation and poly fill solutions.
    “GRI has been a trusted and reliable supplier for many years with a strong commitment to high quality industrial tires. It is a privilege to now be a part of this multinational company. This union allows us to continue providing premium tires with outstanding service to our customers while expanding our footprint.” states Mike Leffler, president of Leffler Industrial Tire and Kentucky Industrial Tire.
    “I am proud to announce the acquisition of the companies, which will strengthen the business and reach of GRI in the United States. Along with our long established office in Georgia, GRI will now be able to provide our customers in the US products and services at a level beyond their expectations,” says Mr Prabhash Subasinghe, Managing Director of GRI.
    GRI will broaden its geographical reach, enhance its distribution channels and accelerate its route to market in other regions within the United States with its acquisition of Leffler and Kentucky Industrial Tires. The synergies of both companies will enable GRI to reinforce its position as a prominent supplier of specialty tires in the United States.

  • Presidential Awards 2016 – GRI won the Special Overall Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development 2015

    GRI is privileged and proud to announce that our company was presented the important Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development at the recently held Presidential Awards 2015 in Sri Lanka.

  • Global Rubber Industries leading the Solid Tire manufacturing in Sri Lanka

    Leading Solid Tire manufacture in Sri Lanka, Please refer

  • GRI at CeMAT Asia 2015.

    GRI will be participating CeMAT Asia from 27th October 2015 to 30th October 2015 at Shanghai New International Expo Center. Please visit us there. Hall Number: W1, Booth Number: K2-1
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  • Sri Lanka in Asia Business Channel

    Article by Asia Business Channel on Sri Lanka. Please refer

  • GRI wins at National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2014

    We are pleased to announce that GRI was awarded as the “Gold Award Winner” for the Manufacturing (Others Sector) and a Silver Category Winner under Excellence in Global Reach at the NBEA 2014.

  • GRI in Asia Business Channel

    Article by Asia Business Channel on GRI. Please refer

  • Leveraging on Comparative Advantage

    An interview with Prabhash Subasinghe, Managing Director of GRI. Please refer

Industry Updates

  • Rubber Asia magazine July-August 2013

    Global Rubber Industries (Pvt.)Ltd. is a leading solid industrial tire manufacturing and exporting company in Sri Lanka, with a sales network in over 50 countries worldwide. Please refer

  • Global Rubber Industries appoints Wholesale Industrial Tire Ltd as new UK dealer

    As Sri Lanka’s leading solid tire manufacturer, Global Rubber Industries (GRI), is happy and proud to announce the appointment of Wholesale Industrial Tires Ltd, headed by John H Grey, as their new dealer in the UK. (Media Release with Forkliftaction- 8th November 2012.)
    Please refer

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