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GRI Receives US DOT Certification for Safety

GRI tires will now have a DOT code embossed on their sidewalls.

GRI Acquires Klumpenaar Industriebanden BV

GRI acquired Klumpenaar Industriebanden BV in the Netherlands, an aftermarket tire company specializing in supplying tires for heavy equipment such as forklifts. Founded in 2010, Klumpenaar Industriebanden BV has a warehouse and office complex in which it operates in Ede, around 70 miles southeast of Amsterdam. GRI says many on the company’s team come with

GRI Appoints Michael Connor as US Director of Sales

GRI has appointed Michael Connor as its director of sales for its US operations. Conner will oversee the sales, marketing, operations and customer service efforts in North America, covering its material handling, agriculture and construction product portfolios. Conner has been credited with handling some of the US’s finest brands in the specialty tire market, GRI

GRI Mike Conner
GRI Opens US Corporate Office at RTP in North Carolina

GRI announced the opening of its corporate office at Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina. GRI says the Research Triangle Park (RTP) location was selected because it views it as one of the most recognized locations for many major corporations in the U.S. According to GRI, its U.S. team will take full command of

GRI Launches Earth Series of Radial Agriculture Tires

GRI has launched the Green XLR Earth series of radial agriculture tires. Designed in a novel earthy green color, GRI says the Green XLR Earth series is produced with a high percentage of recycled carbon black to reduce its carbon footprint and also incorporates soybean oil. According to GRI, it also contains next-generation HD Silica

GRI Says it Stays Resilient Despite Challenges in Sri Lanka

GRI says it continues to supply Sri Lankan-made specialty tires to global customers. Sri Lanka has experienced fuel shortages and power cuts that have exacerbated its economic crisis, which in turn has been compounded by leadership and political uncertainty, says GRI. GRI says it has been able to maintain its operations and fulfill its responsibilities

GRI Wins Three Awards for National Business Excellence

GRI says it won three awards at the recently held National Business Excellence Awards 2021, by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka. GRI says it was a runner-up for Excellence in the Global Market Reach Category while being presented with a Merit Award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability, in addition to a Merit

GRI Business Award
GRI Wins Silver at the 29th Annual Export Awards

GRI was recognized for its contribution to the Sri Lankan export sector when it won silver in the rubber tires and accessories sector at the 29th annual Export Awards by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka. The theme of this year’s Award Ceremony was “Rise, Rebuild & Regain”. During this difficult time in

GRI’s New $25M Mixing Plant to be Complete by Mid-2022

The mixing plant will employ sustainable practices and is a $25 million investment for the company.

GRI Plants 450 Rubber Trees Through New Initiative

Through its “Greening Our Planet” initiative, GRI planted 450 trees in the natural rubber estates of smallholder farmers in Sri Lanka.

GRI Launches Ultimate Green XT Tire

The tire contains 42.8% sustainable materials, which includes bio-sourced and recycled materials. It is built with natural rubber silica, recycled carbon black and reclaimed rubber from used tires.

GRI Increases Green Manufacturing Efforts

One green manufacturing effort put in place by the company is the use of solar panels on the roofs of its factories to generate electrical energy.