LAUGFS Rubber Illustrates Superior Design and Manufacturing Capability with the Largest Tyre “Made in Sri Lanka”

Illustrating the Company’s superior technological edge, LAUGFS Corporation (Rubber) Ltd. (LAUGFS Rubber) recently unveiled the latest addition to its product portfolio with the 23.5 – 25 LOADER GRIP tyres, the largest tyre size (weight – 1100KG) to be manufactured in Sri Lanka. Designed for extreme application in Off the Road conditions, the “23.5 – 25 LOADER GRIP” facilitates high loading capability for loader trucks, dumpers, Earth Movers in construction and mining areas, waste handling sites and other tough applications. The tyre is manufactured to provide high resistance against cuts, chunking and chipping on off the road terrains with highest load bearing capability and longer endurance.

“This is a momentous occasion not only for us at LAUGFS Rubber, but also for Sri Lanka as a country. Even in the global arena, only a handful of companies manufacture 23.5 – 25 sizes, as the manufacturing process requires impeccable precision, robust technological innovation and design knowledge along with a hi-tech and heavy equipment set up. The fact that LAUGFS Rubber was able to successfully manufacture this type of high-tech product is a testament to our superior technological expertise and manufacturing capability. Moreover, this is yet another step in the direction of leveraging on one of Sri Lanka’s key resources- Natural Rubber”- commented LAUGFS Rubber Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thomas Antony.

The 23.5 – 25 loader grip tyre comes with self- cleaning wide lug tread pattern and aperture sidewalls. Moreover, the tyre provides excellent traction and grip along with greater lifespan, which makes it well-suited for loader/grader applications. Users can expect outstanding performance from the tyres they purchase with zero maintenance, given the robust design complemented by superior compounds and construction. The symmetrical tyre tread patterns deliver smooth driving, high directional stability, and low rolling resistance. The tyre is available in smooth tread for specific applications. Customers can also purchase the tires with wheels as an assembly.

Identifying the business potential in the profitable rubber industry, LAUGFS Holdings diversified into the rubber industry through LAUGFS Corporation (Rubber) Ltd in 2008 with a special focus on industrial solid tyres.

At present, LAUGFS Rubber supplies tires to customers in over 30 countries, including those in the United States and Europe. The Company boasts of a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly manufacturing facility, which generates 40% of its energy requirement through solar panels. This facility uses the finest quality rubber compounds and the globally recognized Total

Quality Management (TQM) processes to produce REACH compliant, solid tyres of international standards. Given its strong commitment to quality and environmentally sound manufacturing practices, the Company has received the ISO 9001-2015 certification for policy management, ISO 50001-2011 certification for energy management and ISO 14001-2015 for environment management. LAUGFS Holdings Limited is one of the largest diversified business conglomerates and a trusted and well-loved home-grown business in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1995, LAUGFS today has expanded across 20 industries in Sri Lanka and overseas, establishing a strong presence as a leader and pioneer in the power and energy, retail, industrial, services, leisure and logistics sectors.

With over 3,500 employees and an annual turnover exceeding Rs. 60 billion, LAUGFS continues to expand and empower millions as a trusted Sri Lankan brand.