A state-of-the-art manufacturing plant of Pidilite Lanka Ltd. was formally commissioned at Polgahawela in Sri Lanka’s North Western Province on Tuesday, 10 July.
This opening was attended by India’s High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Pidilite Industries Managing Director Bharat Puri, McLarens Group Chairman Rohan De Silva, and many other dignitaries.
Commenting on the opening of this new plant, Bharat Puri said: “Pidilite’s exciting journey in Sri Lanka began 11 years ago. This investment is a testament to our commitment to the Sri Lanka market. Located on an expanse of four acres, this zero-discharge plant will initially manufacture adhesives, under the household brand Fevicol and enhance availability of our range across industries.”
Pidilite Lanka Director Ramani Ponnambalam added: “This plant will contribute significantly to import substitution and also provide employment opportunities in this region.”
Pidilite’s well-known brands in Sri Lanka include FEVICOL, the high-performance range of adhesives and Dr. FIXIT, an advanced range of waterproofing solution for healthy homes. In 2015, Pidilite Lanka acquired Chemifix, Sri Lanka’s leading white adhesive brand in wood working, stationery and industrial segments. These brands reflect the company’s objective to become an even more customer-centric and performance oriented organisation in Sri Lanka.