GRI and Al Dobowi launch Strategic Partnership in the Middle East

GRI launched a strategic business partnership with Al Dobowi on the 29th April 2019 and celebrated with a gala dinner at Atlantis, The Palm Hotel in Dubai.

Al Dobowi is a globally renowned systems and solutions provider for tire management, power storage, industrial rubber, material handling and fluid management industries. Established in 1976, the Al Dobowi group of companies has a significant presence in over 60 countries. The company functions as a unified corporate enterprise focused on excelling in the business of manufacturing and distribution.

GRI is a leading producer of Specialty Tires from Sri Lanka with offices in 6 countries and sales in over 50 countries around the world. It produces high-performance Agriculture, Construction and Material Handling Tires. GRI has established its trademark in pioneering initiatives, sound innovation and high-performance specialty tires that perform brilliantly in all operating environments.

Mr. Surender Kandhari, Chairman and Founder of the Al Dobowi Group, expressed his delight in the commencement of a Partnership with GRI, taking into consideration the successful business relations built upon the course of over one and a half decades, “Al Dobowi and GRI share the same business principle based on providing high quality products to its customers. GRI, being one of the largest specialty tire manufacturers in Sri Lanka, has become the trusted and reliable manufacturer of construction, agricultural and material handling tires. I am confident that working together, we can achieve success in the Middle East and African market with the GRI brand.” Mr. Jasjeev Kandhari, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Al Dobowi Group furthermore acclaimed that together with GRI, Al Dobowi will have the capacity and operational backing to provide exceptional products to the market, that will deliver assured performance and exceptional value to the speciality tire industry.

"Taking on notable business ventures with Mr. Kandhari, whom I consider to be a personal friend is truly a pleasure. Al Dobowi is a leading robust and quality-oriented company that provides exceptional customer satisfaction and unparalleled levels of service. We find that these values complement and are coherent with GRI’s values of purposeful action and relentless drive." asserted Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe, Managing Director of GRI.

The launch was further dignified with the unveiling of the GRIP EX R400 tire developed for the construction industry. It is the ideal tire for tough working conditions in construction or other industrial applications.

CEO of GRI Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma and Group CEO of Al Dobowi Mr. Rohit Raina, were also present at the event and will work in close collaboration to make this partnership a success.