Arpico celebrates 50th anniversary of Rigifoam

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RPC Polymers Ltd., manufacturers of polystyrene products under the Rigifoam brand, recently celebrated 50 successful years of operations. A sub-brand within the Arpico family, the local market leader and international business entity celebrated the milestone with an event held at the Blue Waters, Wadduwa attended by its island-wide dealer network. 

Speaking on the anniversary, Sunil Liyanage, Managing Director, Local Manufacturing and Distribution Sector, explained: “Arpico Rigifoam has established itself over the last half century as the benchmark in the polystyrene product industry. It has evolved into a household name with most Sri Lankans referring to Styrofoam products as Rigifoam. 

“In addition to developing our local network and enhancing our brand portfolio, we have also expanded and now serve the export sector as well. Our commitment to the Sri Lankan market however, remains unchanged. Not only do we continuously innovate in order to deliver higher quality products and a wider range of options for our customers, but we also believe in sourcing and producing locally and thereby contributing positively to the Sri Lankan economy. We thank our loyal customers for their support over the last 50 years and promise to maintain the exemplary standards we are known for.”

“We have maintained being the undisputed market leader in the polystyrene industry for the last 50 years purely because of unique brand strategy and our exceptional product quality,” affirmed Dilshan Abeysekara, Senior Business Development Manager.

Having dominated the local market since its launch 50 years ago, Arpico Rigifoam is the clear market leader in essential household products such as mattresses, water tanks and other Rigifoam products, the extensive network of outlets and sales dealers has made it possible for the brand to expand and grow from strength to strength across the island. 

The event held to celebrate the milestone was attended by top dealers in the country. Speaking on the role played by these dealers over the years, Derrick Perera, Head of Marketing commented, “It is the tireless and dedicated support we receive from each of our dealers across the country that has helped us become a household name over the years. Our annual celebration, especially on this occasion, is a great opportunity for us to, not only get to know our network, but also to recognize and reward the top achievers in our network. It is a great honor for the Rigifoam team to spend time with our extended Arpico family and show our appreciation for their hard work.”

With a large presence in the Maldives and exports to Europe, Canada, the USA and Japan of containers for perishables such as fish, vegetables and fruit, the Arpico Rigifoam brand has proven itself to be an international force to be reckoned with.