INSEE Puttalam Cement Plant marks 50th anniversary | Daily News


INSEE Puttalam Cement Plant marks 50th anniversary

Sri Lanka’s premier Cement producer, Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd also known as INSEE Cement is celebrating another milestone in the company’s history when its manufacturing plant in Puttalam reaches 50 years.

The Puttalam Cement Plant has proved to be an important strategic investment contributing to INSEE Cement’s role as Sri Lanka’s only fully integrated manufacturer of cement.

The Puttalam Cement Plant was set up under the Factories Act of Parliament in 1969 at a time when, clinker was brought to the grinding plant in small quantities by train. INSEE Cement’s Chief Executive Officer Nandana Ekanayake said, “We produce the country’s most preferred cement brands ‘Sanstha’ and ‘Mahaweli Marine Plus’ that have the highest market share and largest customer-base in the cement industry in Sri Lanka.

As the premier cement supplier, our products are much-needed resource for the nation’s important development projects that is contributing to the growth and prosperity of the country. We are proud to supply cement for building of highways, ports, airports, dams, bridges, and high-rise buildings.”

In 2017 the Company spearheaded the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the INSEE Enterprise based Vocational Education (EVE) training center and the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA). Under this programme, students in the Puttalam area receive National Vocational Qualification Level 4 further proffering lessons in English language and Information Technology along with relevant subjects including pneumatics, hydraulics, lathe/milling and Auto CAD. The project was initiated in 2007 and up-to-date has trained 222 students.

Achieving many vital milestones and nostalgic experiences, the Puttalam Cement Plant has been in the hearts and minds of our people for five decades – sharing the same purpose within the INSEE family in building the nation.  

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