GRI is known in the specialty tire manufacturing industry for its agility and rapid responsiveness. The Sri Lanka-based company reported this week that it has been ahead of other companies in the industry facing the current COVID-19 situation, thanks to its top management, which it says has been very proactive and far-sighted.
The Sri Lanka government has taken rapid pre-emptive action to protect the island nation. GRI says it also has done the same to ensure the company continues operations and fulfils its customers’ needs. The Sri Lanka government has granted special permission to export companies even under lock down conditions and declared the island’s natural rubber industry as essential for the country.
GRI was quick to deploy remote working in its head office and continued limited operations in its factory with maximum health and safety precautions. “We developed a COVID-19 operating procedure well above that required by the World Health Organization (WHO) and our government, conducted prompt training and instilled a strong sense of responsibility with each employee,” said Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma, CEO of GRI.
“We produce high-performance agriculture tires as well as material handling tires, which are essential to support the food and agriculture industry as well as the logistics industry. GRI is privileged to have this pivotal role in the world’s food supply chain and are committed rise up to the needs of our customers, our country and our world,” added Prabhash Subasinghe, managing director of GRI.
The company produces GREEN EX bias and GREEN XLR radial agriculture tires. GRI also has been producing material handling solid tires for many years and has offices in nine countries with sales in more than 50 countries. GRI’s advanced new factory is the largest in Sri Lanka to produce specialty tires and the first to produce radial agriculture tires in the country.