Sri Lanka’s No.1 natural roofing and floor tile manufacturer, Samson Rajarata Tiles (Pvt) Ltd, expanded its global footprint by commencing floor tile exports to Lebanon this month. The first consignment, consisting of two container loads of terracotta floor tiles, was shipped to Lebanon on 15th July.
The operation was undertaken as an initiative to expand its current export market and increase the flow of dollar revenue into the country during this challenging period. Currently, Rajarata Tiles exports to the UK, which is its largest customer, India, Germany, Australia, UAE, Maldives and now Lebanon.
Samson Rajarata Tiles is a fully owned subsidiary and is backed by the strength and legacy of DSI Samson Group, commonly known as DSI, which is one of Sri Lanka’s largest business conglomerates that operates in 16 sectors with 22 strategic business units.
The terracotta floor tiles produced by Samson Rajarata Tiles are made from 100% locally sourced materials and manufactured at their production plant located in Gnanikkulama, Anuradhapura. Rajarata Terracotta floor tiles are renowned for their unique feature of heat reduction and the natural cooling effect they provide.
The demand for Rajarata Terracotta floor tiles has been high in recent times due to hot weather conditions and the increase in building constructions with rooftop areas. These tiles are used for laying the floor of rooftops, effectively reducing the flow of heat into the house or building. Lab test results have proven a 5°C reduction in heat through the use of Rajarata Terracotta floor tiles.
Managing Director Chandula Rajapaksa stated, ‘We are privileged to further extend our export market and consider it a vital milestone for Rajarata floor tiles. We have been in operation for two decades, and year after year, we have experienced growth. I count this as yet another significant step. It proves the unmatched quality of our terracotta floor tiles and has consistently rewarded us for adhering to stringent production standards. The production, research and development, and quality teams of Rajarata tiles are always committed to maintaining our product quality on par with the highest international standards. This is the reason why we have been able to expand our export market in recent years.”
Executive Director Dilshan Rajapaksa said, ‘Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent economic instability within Sri Lanka, our main strategy was to explore new markets outside of Sri Lanka. Our goal was to attract more foreign funds to the country, thereby contributing to the growth of the local economy. We believe that, as a responsible business conglomerate, it is our utmost duty to do so. Rajarata Tiles has always been at the forefront of the local market for natural roofing and floor tiles. The unique selling points of our products are that they are 100% Sri Lankan, natural, ecological, and healthful.”