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CEAT is the largest manufacturer of bias and radial pneumatic tyres in Sri Lanka, with an overall market share of over 50%, controlling one of the country’s largest dealer network.PLAY VIDEO
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CEAT India enters the Sri Lankan market by forming a 3-way joint venture with Sri Lanka’s Associated Motorways (AMW) and Kelani Tyres (PVT) Limited, to manufacture and market CEAT tyres for the Sri Lankan market. A new company, CEAT Kelani International Tyres (Pvt) Ltd is incorporated for this purpose.
sets up the first Radial tyre manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka.
Enters the two-wheeler tyre segment through outsourced manufacturing.
AMW exits joint venture. CEAT India and Kelani Tyres (Pvt) Limited continue the partnership as a 50:50 joint venture.
The joint venture enhances and expands manufacturing capacity for Truck and Bus by 20%.
Ventures in to manufacture of two-wheeler tyres.
Enhances Radial manufacturing capacity by 60%
Enhances Radial manufacturing capacity by a further 35%
A major Rs 3 billion expansion plan is launched in January 2018, for expansion of volumes, technology upgrades and new product development, taking the cumulative investment to Rs 8 billion to date.
CEAT’s ground-breaking TBR (Truck Bus Radial) production facility commences production in April
‘Two-wheeler’ tyre outputs are increased by 85% to meet local market needs following import restrictions on tyres.
CEAT achieves capability to supply 100% of truck and bus tyre requirements, saving Rs 11 billion in foreign exchange for the country.
A new, locally-manufactured heavy-duty tyre for trucks, CEAT LYFMAX, is launched in August.
Radial tyre production is increased to 600,000 units per year, to support government efforts to conserve foreign exchange through domestic production of tyres.
Truck Bus Radial tyre production is increased by 125%
Two new tyre presses are commissioned at the Kelaniya factory.
The CEAT brand is ranked the most valuable consumer brand in the country’s ‘Motor’ segment in the 2021 Brand Finance ranking.
Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer
Ravi Dadlani is the Managing Director/CEO of CEAT Kelani International Tyres, A joint venture
between CEAT India Ltd and Kelani Tyres PLC, Sri Lanka. His professional career encompasses
more than 30 years of experience including Managerial in the manufacturing, FMCG, food &
Beverages, industrial and Consumer Durable Industries in Sri Lanka as well as in international
His industry experience covers from startups in Sri Lanka to established international brands re launched. His professional expertise covers general management sales management, brand management, product management, and strategic planning retail promotion in diverse sector. His active involvement with the sales and marketing fraternity in Sri Lanka has contributed to development of the profession, whiles he currently also contributes to the development of the rubber industry as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka association of manufactures and exporters of rubber products.
Mr. Dadlani has also influenced the careers of many sales and marketing professionals being a resource person for training and program on the subject. A dynamic and energetic individual he has been instrumental in strategic planning for the implementation of ground breaking initiatives in the sectors, he has been involved in, while leading dynamics teams in several market leading brands/industries both in the international and domestic markets.
A past pupil of Royal College Colombo, Ravi Dadlani entered the field of Sales and Marketing in 1989, after completing his preliminary marketing studies with the Charted Institute of marketing (CIM), UK. His exposure to several international study programs at NUS, ISB, JUSE and IIMA are key leanings that he brings to the industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Vipul holds over 10 years of collective experience within the RPG Group and CEAT. Having started out as Head of Commercial for International Business at CEAT India, he progressed on to become the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director. Subsequently, he led the Project Management Office and played a pivotal role in defining a new purpose and vision for the company, emphasizing on strategic aspects of the business. Vipul also has extensive experience in areas of Business Finance and Digital Transformation, having proven himself to be equally adept at driving profitability as well as digitalizing business processes. Key achievements in the latter role include a 90%+ conversion of dealer payments into digital and automated route planning for distribution. As CFO for CEAT Sri Lanka, his primary scope is to sustain the company’s financial strength while also heading IT operations and driving organization-wide digitalization. Vipul holds a B.Com Degree from St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata) and an MBA in Finance from NMIMS. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.Read More
Manojkumar A S
Head of Manufacturing
Manojkumar brings over 28 years of versatile manufacturing experience to CEAT Sri Lanka. Having held responsibility over an expansive portfolio of tyre brands such as Dunlop, Apollo and JK, his exposure covers every aspect of a production operation including maintenance. As a hard core manufacturing specialist, he possesses a highly ranged awareness of global best practices and the strategic understanding on implementing them to continuously improve PQDSCM parameters. Manojkumar provides both management and operational leadership to CEAT Sri Lanka’s two manufacturing facilities, which serve the critical purpose of supplying to cater to the country’s tyre demands across all segments, through both Radial and Bias-play products. He is the holder of a B Tech Mechanical Degree from the Calicut University – Kerala, India.Read More
Kiran S Shettigar
General Manager Technology
Mr. Kiran S Shettigar Joined CEAT Sri Lanka as General Manager - Technology and a Member of EXCOM. He has over two decades of experience across Passenger Car Radial - Process Technology and New product Industrialization. He has an educational background of Diploma in Rubber Technology and Mechanical Engineering. He started his career with Apollo Tyres in 2003 and associated with CEAT Tyres since 2011. He handled critical assignments like PCR Product establishment and industrialization for Europe entry. More than 300+ Sizes industrialized in Halol Ceat India and played critical role in VW, Renault, Hyundai MSIL etc. OE size process release and certification. He has experience in Green field and played a critical role in the manufacturing plant setup and Phase 2 PCR Expansion of CEAT Halol. He owned and lead the TBM upgradation project (worth of 340 million) from Finger type to Expandable drum conversion resulting in Uniformity and Machine reliability improvement and many more projects. Also, he has 2 patents Registration in Technology. His hobbies are playing cricket, Volleyball and Long-distance driving.Read More
General Manager - Procurement
Mr Sushil Bahilani is the Head of Procurement and a Member of the EXCOM. He has over two and half decades of experience in the Procurement of RM, Capex, Indirect Material, Marketing Spend, Stores etc. Prior to joining RPG in 2023, Sushil was working as Dy VP at OTR Tyre Manufacturing Co. in India. He started his career with Ashok Leyland in 1995 and handled Stores, Indirect Spend and Cutting Tool Procurement. He played an instrumental role in the Green Field project of Renault Nissan in India For 2000 Cr INR Capex Investment. He was also responsible for De bottlenecking of the Tata Nano Project in India. Sushil is a Mechanical Engineer with GDMM from IIMM Bangalore. He unwinds by Walking and indulges in reading books and articles which are a blend of philosophy and management.Read More
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We at CEAT Sri Lanka recognize and value the importance of a healthy and safe work environment. The happiness and self growth of every employee is important to us. CEAT’s passion for valuing its people is evident throughout the organisation. Our team is motivated to higher levels of job performance by positive recognition from their managers and peers, each person is encouraged to constantly keep moving forward in their career a perfect reference to our company purpose "Make mobility safe and smarter, everyday.
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