DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Specialty tire manufacturer Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) has formed a business partnership covering the Middle East and Africa with Al Dobowi Group, a global systems and solutions provider for tire management, power storage, industrial rubber, material handling and fluid management industries.
Al Dobowi Group, founded in 1976, has a presence in more than 60 countries, focusing on manufacturing and distribution. The companies will work together on shared synergies.
Representatives of GRI and Al Dobowi marked the collaboration during a gala dinner at the Atlantis, the Palm Hotel in Dubai.
Surender Kandhari, chairman and founder of Al Dobowi Group,said the partnership was born out of successful business relations over the last decade and a half.
"Al Dobowi and GRI share the same business principle based on providing high quality products to its customers," Mr. Kandhari said.
"GRI, being one of the largest specialty tire manufacturers in Sri Lanka, has become the trusted and reliable manufacturer of construction, agricultural and material-handling tires. I am confident that working together, we can achieve success in the Middle East and African market with the GRI brand."
GRI Managing Director Prabhash Subasinghe called Mr. Kandhari a "personal friend" and "truly a pleasure" to do business with.
"Al Dobowi is a leading robust and quality-oriented company that provides exceptional customer satisfaction and unparalleled levels of service," Mr. Subasinghe said. "We find that these values complement and are coherent with GRI's values of purposeful action and relentless drive."