The Richard Pieris Tyre Company, the market leader and the pioneer in the tyre retreading business in Sri Lanka felicitated more than 200 dealers in the North Western region at Seasons Hotel Kurunegala, graced by Mr. Pushpika Janadheera Director/General Manager Richard Pieris Tyre Company. The dealers were briefed about new products and also the business approach during the gathering.
From a distribution network of 1300, across the country the company has four decentralised factories located in Nawinna, Kandy, Kurunagala and Weligama, regional conventions are held throughout the year encouraging the dealer community. The best compete in the Annual Dealers Convention which not only recognises best performers but also an event as an occasion to be able to meet and bond with fellowship and camaraderie.
The Dealer Convention and Awards ceremony comprised awards under the two divisions of Trading and Re-Trading segments distributing Birla, Casumina and Corsa. Ten top performers from the Re-Trading category and 3 from the Trading category were felicitated at the occasion.
Pushpika Janadheera Director/General Manager Richard Pieris Tyre Company, who was the chief guest for the occasion stated, “As a team we believe the company growth should be reflected with our dealer strength as well. We strive to produce high quality products and market the same economically in order to cater to our valued consumers. Though the current rubber price is increasing steadily, Arpidag products remain unaffected through better management of our resources. We have identified the needs of our valued dealers and we will continue to add value for both our dealers and our customers”.
The Best Dealer was awarded to A. L. G Malintha Wijedasa from Daminda Tyre Centre - Malsiripura, who also secured the Runner Up position from the Re-Trading Category. W.M.E Gunathilake from Managala Tyre House - Anamaduwa and A.H. Chandrapala of Indika Tyre House - Anuradhapura was adjudged as the first and second runners up respectively in the Re-Trading category. All the participants were recognised for their valuable commitment to the Tyre sector.
The Richard Pieris Tyre Company is the market leader and the pioneers in the tyre retreading business in Sri Lanka. The company was established in 1940 and it has become the largest retreader in Asia. In 1991 The Company entered into a collaboration with Bandag Incorporation in USA to commence the procured tyre trading for the first time in Sri Lanka introducing the revolutionary “Arpidag” brand in the country. Presently the products like ArpiRadial and OTR has also acquired market considerable market share.
At present the company has extended their products by introducing trading tyres. It is now distributing new brands such as Birla, Casumina and Corsa, Arpico Tube and Arpico Flap has become sole agent in Sri Lanka. At present the company caters to the whole retreading market in Sri Lanka by manufacturing and delivering around 50,000 tyres per month which is 60% of the market share. The company further secured the largest tyre distribution network with 1300 dealers who are spread throughout Sri Lanka.