EDB in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) and Plastic and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL) organized a two day workshop in July 2018 on Product Innovation, Technology and R&D to upgrade the knowledge of the tyre manufacturers/exporters by obtaining the services of Technical Experts from India. The first collaborative tyre workshop was conducted successfully with the participation of over 100 technical personnel of leading tyre manufacturing & exporting companies in Sri Lanka.
Considering the knowledge gained by the first workshop, on the request made by the technical personnel and the importance of continuous upgradation of the knowledge of the sector to be in par with international requirements, EDB in collaboration with the SLAMERP and PRISL organized a two (2) day workshop on Tyre Compounding & Tyre Technology by obtaining the services of Technical Experts from India on 25th & 26th July 2019 at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo. Over 100 technical personnel from leading Sri Lankan tyre manufacturing/exporting companies including major players such as Camso Loadstar, Trelleborg Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd, CEAT Sri Lanka, etc participated for this workshop.
The objectives of this workshop were to enhance the technical knowledge of the tyre industry personnel and provide exposure on latest developments & tyre application requirements of the international tyre industry.
Mrs. Indira Malwatte, Chairperson & Chief Executive, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Mr. Kaushal Rajapaksha, President, Plastic & Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka, Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe, Chairman, Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products graced the opening session of the workshop on 25th July 2019.