Rs.12bn Macktiles state-of-the-art tile factory starts production – Reuters
Macktiles Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd recently launched operations of its third manufacturing facility at its state-of-the-art Bandaragama factory, a major step for the company in meeting the country’s tile requirements while achieving self-sufficiency in the within the industry.
With the introduction of the new production line, it will be able to produce 44,000 square meters of tiles per day, as the upgrade adds 30,000 square meters on top of the existing capacity of 14,000 square meters per day. This allows Macktiles Lanka to produce 15 million square meters of tiles per year.
To ensure that the new manufacturing line will be contemporary and equipped with all the latest technology and machinery, the company has invested a total of Rs 12 billion.
Thus, this investment and the substantial increase in capacity and capacity allows Macktiles Lanka to ensure that sufficient inventory is always available, eliminating any wait times on pre-orders and allowing customers to order any design with any finish, for the highest quality. affordable tile.
Moreover, this strategic decision made by Macktiles Lanka, along with the capabilities of other local tile manufacturers, will enable Sri Lanka to be self-sufficient in the country’s tile needs and which, in turn, will save millions of foreign currency to the country which had been draining it out for many years.
The machinery of the plant was purchased from the SACMI group, international leader in the supply of advanced technologies and engineering of industrial plants for the production of ceramics, printing and automated packaging from Systems Italy, which are the international leaders in this sector.
The state-of-the-art factory has the rare and impressive capability of being able to manufacture homogeneous in body porcelain tiles, high quality in body tiles, ceramic tiles, mirror polished tiles and large size tiles. format. The plant also has integrated SACMI energy recovery technology, allowing the company to be sustainable in tile production, saving up to 25% in energy consumption.
“We look forward to working with our condominiums and project developers to meet their varying demands as Macktiles is now capable of manufacturing all types of tiles. It is up to every Sri Lankan to contribute to the local economy by collectively embarking on local production, in order to save valuable foreign exchange as well as being pillars of the country’s development, by manufacturing world-class Sri Lankan products. .
We also source 80% of our critical raw materials locally and believe that our efforts to grow and bring more top quality products to the local market will help boost the local economy by saving valuable foreign currency that would otherwise be spent on the import of tiles. . We are proud to have generated thousands of direct and indirect employment opportunities for Sri Lankans, and we are honored to rise to the occasion and contribute to the recovery of our motherland’s economy. said Macksons Holdings Chairman Milfer Makeen.
“In accordance with the highest quality standards of all global manufacturers and beyond, we will enter the export market very soon with our range of the highest quality porcelain tiles and homogeneous polished tiles,” said added Macksons Holdings chief executive Mizver Makeen.