Lanka Special Steel Limited (Lanka SSL), a renowned and trusted name in premium quality wires and a fully owned subsidiary of E B Creasy & Company PLC, recently introduced Sri Lanka’s one and only SLS certified barbed wire, further complementing its position as a long-standing pioneer and only manufacturer for SLS certified hot dipped galvanized (Gi) wire.
The company continues to strive on its quest for quality and innovation and has invested tremendous amount of effort in various research and development initiatives. Scientific research study concluded in 2019 in collaboration with University of Moratuwa found that the service life of its hot dipped galvanized wire exceeds 25 years, taking into consideration the corrosion rates for different geographical locations in the country
An ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 45001:2018 certified company, Lanka SSL has been at the forefront of the country’s galvanized wire segment with a top-of-mind brand, enjoying a loyal and repetitive clientele closer to three decades. Its products are on par with some of the world’s best, manufactured in its state-of-the-art factory situated at Sapugaskanda. Its hot dipped Gi wire is the only one with SLS 139:2003, and lately its barbed wire with the SLS 31:1988 certification.
Mr. Pravin De Silva, CEO and Director of Lanka SSL, said ‘As the pioneer in the steel wire industry having a 25 year history Lanka SSL is always committed to continuously improve its product standards to supply superior quality products to consumers. We are happy to announce that our barbed wire is now the only SLS-31 certified product in the country. We are ambitious to further expand our portfolio and markets, whilst placing quality, innovation, and sustainability at the heart of our operations.
The company is poised for expansions across its portfolio in the coming months. During end last year, it embarked on a renewed and strengthening relationship with TATA Steel Ltd’s Global Wires Division which is a long-standing partnership as the sole agent and distributor for all of its premium quality wire products in the country.
Further, Lanka SSL also introduced the ‘Permaweld’ brand welding electrode for all general purpose welding requirements, distributed across the island by Laxapana Batteries PLC’s Hardware Distribution arm.
Its pursuit for providing unparalleled excellence is well commended and recognized with numerous awards. In March this year, it was awarded the coveted National Gold Award- Extra Large Category (Manufacturing Sector) and the Top Ten Award at the CNCI Achiever Awards 2020 for Industrial Excellence, and another Gold Award at the National Convention of Quality and Productivity 2020 held by SLAAQP.