A combination of dynamic strategies and creative aesthetics culminate in the essence of our business.
We are a team of committed individuals who strive to add value to the rubber industry. We achieve this by embracing the industries dynamic challenges by crafting strategies and innovations to keep us ahead of the game. With a deeply rooted value system, we at ASR feel it is a necessity to create sustainability by uncovering the hidden potentials of this national crop of Natural Rubber.
As from the day of our origins, we continue in our mission to meet stakeholder expectations through continuous dedication, research and attention to detail that begin from the stage of its nurseries up until the material reaches our strategic partners of product manufactures. In this process, all steps are streamlined for enhanced efficiency, and consignments are accompanied with Certiﬁcate of Analysis to ensure the value we place in providing high quality rubbers.
Today we produce tailor-made grades of Natural Rubber for modern and intricate technical applications & supply across globe spreads over Europe, USA, South Asia, South-east Asia, Australia, South Africa and Middle East.
Production facility - Undugoda, Sri Lanka
Yatideriya Rubber Factory is our main manufacturing plant located in the town of Undugoda, 100km North east of Colombo. The factory sits in the Kegalle district which has the highest concentration of rubber farmers. The factory was first established in 1909 by a Scottish National. ASR acquired the factory from the Government of Sri Lanka in year 1986 . The manufacturing unit is currently manned by over 200 of trained workers who process Field Latex supply of over 1,200 of farmers by employing state-of-the-art technology. We manufacture Tailor-made grades of Specialty Natural Rubber and Technically Specified Natural Rubber (TSNR) in this facility.
Sister Company - Biyagama, Sri Lanka
Prestige Rubbers (Pvt) Ltd was incorporated in 2007 as a BOI Sri Lanka approved project. It is located in the export processing area of Biyagama, 19 kilometres away from Colombo. We manufacture Technically Specified Natural Rubber (TSNR) in this facility for direct & indirect export facilitating just in time deliveries to Factories in the Free Trade Zone. This is the central hub of the group, where all shipping and sourcing of materials are carried out in addition to its own manufacturing process.
Production facility - Awissawella, Sri Lanka
Diurumpitiya Rubber Factory is located 51Km away from Colombo, and was acquired by ASR in 2014. The facility has been in operation since 1977 under the previous ownerships of Statcon Rubber Company & Le-fern Laboratories (Pvt) Ltd respectively. Mass production of Technically Specified Natural Rubber (TSNR), Specialty grades & conventional grades of Natural Rubber employing efficient modern production process take place at the factory.
We offer excellence and quality through innovative solutions.
ASR is committed to offering Natural Rubber solutions for diverse industries. Our excellence over the last decades is attributed to our efforts in introducing new products and enhancing quality of our solutions.
Our Natural Rubber materials undergo quality-tests to ascertain that customers receive the best grades.
We offer specific solutions for every Natural Rubber application, and strive to explore new types to cater diverse industries.
Yatideriya Rubber Factory - is nestled in the heart of Rubber growing area, Kegalle.
Diurumpitiya Rubber Factory - is strategically located to facilitate our R & D and process centralized distribution.
Prestige Rubbers - is situated close to our main BOI customers and Port.
We are a dynamic organization with an illustrious history.
The history of ASR Group began with our first Chairman late Mr. H.L.M. Thowfeek who was a leading exporter of conventional rubber grades through Associated Traders (Pvt) Ltd incorporated back in 1955.
In 1964 his son late Mr. M.T. Kamardeen joined the business and under took management responsibilities in 1979, and in 1980 we obtained the Patent for reducing Nitrogen & Ash Content in Latex using Natural Enzyme. With the cancellation of China/Sri Lanka rice-rubber pact the Island nation lost the demand for Natural Rubber during 1980. In order to find new market and secure the industry then trade Minister Mr. Lalith Ethulathmudali (late) arranged an international business delegation. During this tour Mr. M.T. Kamardeen met Mr. U.M.W Hoffmann, who was promoting superior Natural Rubber grades in Europe.
Encouraged by Mr. Hoffmann’s commitment and armed with technical knowhow, our former Chairman Mr M.T Kamardeen formed Associated Speciality Rubbers (Pvt) Ltd on the 2nd May of 1986 to manufacture specialty grades of Natural Rubber, and obtained approval of Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka for manufacturing Technically Specified Rubber. In 1996, being the first ever producer, ASR started Commercial production of Superior Processing Rubber (SP/PA rubber).
In 2001 Mr. Shazni Kamardeen Son of late Mr. M.T. Kamardeen joined the business. He formed our sister company Prestige Rubbers (Pvt) Ltd as a BOI Project in 2007 in collaboration with Mr. U.M.W. Hoffmann.
ASR commenced commercial production of Depolymerized Natural Rubber (LNR) in 2008 and thereafter Commercial production of MMA Grafted Rubber (MG Rubber) in 2009. ASR acquired the Diurumpitiya Rubber Factory in 2014 from Le-Ferne Laboratories (Pvt) Ltd. Mr. Shazni Kamardeen assumed duties as the Group Chairman from 2016 onward to maneuver ever changing global challenges ahead.
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