GRI's factory comprises of approximately 70% of Agriculture tire products and the remaining output consists of pneumatic construction tires and forklift tires. “GRI is now well positioned to cater to the farming needs of the global agriculture industry with a large range of high-quality radials and bias tires,” said Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe Managing Director, GRI. Subasinghe went on to state that in addition to the number of sizes, the quality and dependability of GRIs specialty tire range has been highly commended by the marketplace.
Since the opening of the Specialty Tire manufacturing factory, GRI implemented the strategy of increased automation, via the utilization of leading edge and modernistic manufacturing units. This has increased the degree of precision, with enhanced consistency in quality, shorter cycle times, increased efficiency, reduced waste and increased safety. Some of the recently attained machines, that are the first of their kind to be commissioned in Sri Lanka, are the Marangoni Tire Building Machine, the Tire Endurance Tester, the Plunger Tester, and several other high-end machines.
GRIs new specialty tire factory is completely self-sufficient and is certified by ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 and been recently accredited with the ISO 50001 Energy Management certification. GRI’s commitment to sustainability is evident throughout in its 1.2-Megawatt solar panels, biomass boilers and fully recyclable waste and water management systems. This plant is a testament to the pioneering 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.
Examples of the high-quality products being manufactured at the plant include the Radial range of GREEN XLR 65, 70, 80 and Row Crop Tractor and GREEN XLR Flotation Radial tires along with the Bias range of, GREEN EX RIB 3 implement tires, GREEN EX F77 Flotation Bias and RT100 Tractor tires.
Looking to the future, GRI will embark on more ambitious and exponential development programs. The opening of a new Mixing Plant is a principal enhancement strategy GRI will be initiating in the ensuing months, which will result in a significant capacity increase. “With the goal of advancement and continuous improvement at its forefront, and in an ever changing, complex and uncertain world, we rise to the challenge of providing the best specialty tires possible.” Stated Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe, Managing Director GRI.