pioneer in tyre retreading in Sri Lanka
Richard Pieris Tyre Sector is the pioneer in tyre retreading in Sri Lanka and established its place as the leading tyre retreader in Sri Lanka, providing retreading solutions from three wheeler tyres to heavy industrial tyres. Every retread tyre contributes to the national economy by decreasing transport costs and outflow of foreign exchange on imported tyres. The Tyre sector comprises of three Companies, Richard Pieris Tyre Co Ltd, Arpidag International (Pvt) Ltd, and Richard Pieris Rubber Compounds Ltd.
The first ever truck tyre made was in solid Rubber which was augmented to a pneumatic tyre afterwards. However, this was again challenged by "Radial Tyres" which the entire world is moving towards nowadays. It's prestigious enough to note that pioneers for radial tyre in Sri Lanka is our brand "Arpiradial". The Company identified the changes in the market and introduced a unique compound with a modern radial design. It's further expected to increase the awareness to end customer, on radial tyre maintenance and the benefits of radial tyres.
Loading tyres for Distribution
Richard Pieris tyre Company is an established market leader having the largest tyre distribution network in the Country for Retreading and Trading. Arpidag International (Pvt.) Ltd and Richard Pieris Rubber Compounds Ltd are the supportive Companies supplying pre-cured tread, cushion gum, cement and other related materials and customized mixing facilities to the tyre Company. Arpidag International also has extended its services by supplying treads and consumables to mini plants in the industry.
Arpidag International (Pvt.) Ltd
Arpidag International is a pioneer of the revolutionary change in cold process retreading in Sri Lanka with a technical collaboration of Bandag International USA since 1991. It supplies pre-cured treads mainly to the Richard Pieris Tyre Company and separate brand has formulated for external mini plants. The process quality certification of "ISO: 9001" is being maintained to standardise the process.
Richard Pieris Rubber Compounds Ltd.
Richard Pieris Rubber Compounds provides mixing services to the tyre sector, several other companies within the Group, and to various external customers. The Company was able to increase its volume of external customers to 40% of its operations during the second half of the year, which did improve the bottom line. During the year continuous improvements were in place in milling and quality testing process, to ensure consistent quality which helped the other two companies in the sector to achieve a higher market share by providing an excellent mixing service.