Sri Lanka has been a major contributor to the South Asia’s industrial output. The country is the largest solid and industrial tyres manufacturing centre in the world and is leading by example. Given its importance in South Asia’s industry ecosystem, we have covered the country’s industry exclusively in this special issue. The cover story of this issue features Latex Green which is the first in the world to obtain GOLS certification (Global Organic Latex Standard) for organic latex mattress cores and pillows.
The company’s production process is completely carbon neutral, and it is ISO 9001:2015 certified. This is in addition to the high-quality compliances maintained in accordance with ECO institute and Oeko-tex standards recommending the suitability of their latex material for making baby products. Latex Green has 60 years of combined hands-on technical management experience in Rubber technology and manufacturing and is recognized by the bedding industry worldwide for manufacturing bedding components using 100 percent natural and organic latex.
Also featuring in this issue is CEAT Kelani Holdings which has nearly 30 years of experience in the Sri Lankan tyre industry. CEAT has refined its approach to quality over the years and follows a wide-ranging Quality based Management (QBM) system. The company has made continuous investments in machinery to increase the range of sizes it manufactures, especially in passenger car radials. The issue also covers Tags Clothing which has come up with a one stop solution to help brands in retail functionality to source all the materials to deliver manufactured finished products in brand's warehouse.
After studying this market landscape in-depth, we have zeroed in on Top 10 companies that have excelled in the country with their innovative approach. Having proven their dedication to efficiency in order to meet the customer expectations in an end-to-end manner, these companies have stood out from the crowd.
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