Sri Lanka based Macksons Tiles Pvt Limited is set to expand its installed capacity in the first half of 2016. Based at Bandargama, Macksons Tiles is a relatively new entrant in the growing Sri Lankan ceramic industry. The company which commenced commercial production of glazed ceramic floor tiles a couple of years back has received a great reception for its products in the domestic market. Currently, Macksons Tiles has an installed capacity to produce 6000 sqm of glazed floor tiles for residential and commercial applications.
Speaking to Asian Ceramics Macksons Tiles Limited’s General Manager, ThajithaPerera told “With a limited number of ceramic tile production in Sri Lanka there is a significant opportunity for domestic manufacturing. Currently, a major part of total demand is imported into the country from China, India and Thailand. We aim to replace some portion of the import by setting up a state of the art manufacturing plant for production of vitrified tiles at our Lankan facility.”
Speaking on the availability of raw materials needed for ceramic tile production he says “It is a fact that the raw materials available in Sri Lanka, when it comes to producing floor tiles, is world class and is comparable to that of Italy or Spain. As such, the material in Sri Lanka can be defined as the best. And we are happy that we have strived to use good quality Sri Lankan minerals to bring and change the total spectrum of how tiles should be offered to the Sri Lankan consumer.”
Macksons is in the process of finalsition of production equipments for the production of vitrified tiles at its upcoming plant.
Macksons Tiles Lanka (Pvt) Ltd was established in 2012 with a fully automated state-of-the-art Italian production facility that manufactures tiles under the brand name of Macktiles. Macksons Tiles Lanka is the third ceramic tile producer in the Sri Lankan market.
Macktiles parent company, Macksons Holdings was established in 1970 by its founder Chairman, A. W. M. Makeen. Its first business venture was the City Trading Company, which traded building materials and paints. From its humble beginnings, the paint company has grown to the top paint manufacturers in the country and also Sri Lanka’s largest paint exporter under the brand name of ‘Multilac’.
Such exciting news in the wider sub-continental region is once again evidential that it remains one of the most exciting manufacturing regions anywhere in the industry. With the newly-boosted Indian Ceramics Exhibition now also encompassing Ceramics Asia in the 2016, the stage is set for what will, arguably, be the industry’s biggest and most important show of next year.
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