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    CEAT Radial Tyre Production Facility opens in Kelaniya

    June 17, 2014

    CEAT Kelani Holdings, a passenger car radial tyre production facility was opened by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa recently.  This is a a joint venture between India’s RPG Group and Sri Lanka’s Kelani Tyre, established at a cost of Rs.600 million.

    The new plant is integrated with the sprawling CEAT Kelani manufacturing complex in Kelaniya, enabling it to seamlessly augment production of CEAT-branded tyres for the domestic and export markets. When t he new tyre building machines and presses start production, CEAT Kelani will increase its radial tyre building and curing capacity by 70 percent, from 23,000 tyres per month to 39,000.

    The market leader in Sri Lanka in both the radial and commercial tyre segments, CEAT has accounted for nearly 50 percent of the country’s tyre requirements since the second quarter of 2013-14. The brand currently has market shares of 57 percent for tyres in the truck/light truck category, 32 percent in radials, 46 percent in three-weelers, 19 percent in motorcycles and 73 percent in the agricultural segments

    Ministers Kumara Welgama, Johnston Fernando, Felix Perera, Marvin de Silva, CEAT Kelani Holdings Chairman Chanaka De Silva, senior officers of CEAT Kelani Holdings and a large crowd participated in this occasion. (KH/SI)

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