INSEE Cement’s contribution enriches Colombo’s B2B Projects

With high rise iconic buildings rapidly changing the skyline in the city of Colombo, INSEE Cement is focusing its attention on these Projects that benefit from the strength and durability that its product portfolio offers.

B2B projects springing up in the city primarily come under two main categories – one is high rise buildings such as apartment complexes and hotels and the other is infrastructure facilities such as dams, bridges or highways and other major developments.


The critical factors, specifically for infrastructure projects are strength and durability because these projects must last longer to serve the country and need to be durable.


High rise buildings on the other hand require high performance concrete combined with durability that brings a good return on investment (ROI) for the investor.


This is achieved by ensuring more floor area by reducing column sizes with high strength concrete.


Furthermore, INSEE Cement’s diverse product portfolio including blended cement delivers lower CO2 emission compared to traditional construction techniques.


Explaining how INSEE Cement contributes to Sri Lanka’s rapidly developing construction industry, Sanka Seneviratne, Head of Industrial Sales at Siam City Cement (Lanka) said “We have introduced performance monitoring tools to uplift industry standards and contribute to training, coaching and mentoring of engineers through knowledge sharing on the latest technology.


This is achieved via knowledge sharing sessions initiated by the INSEE Innovation and Application centre.


At our Innovation and Application Centre we also conduct durability testing, performance evaluation testing as well as material testing at project sites to improve product performance.”


INSEE Cement offers doorstep solutions at customer locations that set them apart as the nation’s only cement manufacturer offering this unique service.


“We offer this service to most of our loyal customers as a comprehensive ‘bundle’ solution package” he said.


“Especially when it comes to large scale projects and high-rise buildings, we are closely working with government institutions, universities and organization as well as professional bodies to develop solutions.


We work with three state universities - Moratuwa, Peradeniya and Ruhunu - to further develop solutions” he added.


Describing how INSEE Cement develops performance based solutions, he said “We first understand the customer requirements and then based on evaluation we would propose certain solutions already developed in our product portfolio or if it is a customized solution that is required, we closely work with universities to further develop a solution.


This is handled through our Innovation and Application Centre, a dedicated Centre for comprehensive solution development for the industry.


We also test out the materials used by the customer and assist in optimizing their concrete mixes, evaluating different mixes, checking for instance whether the concrete can be pumped to the required height with state-of-the-art equipment which is only available at INSEE Innovation and Application Centre.”


INSEE Cement takes pride in adding value not only to customers but more importantly to the needs of the community with nationally relevant endeavours.


Sanka elaborated that out of INSEE Cement’s range of 6 products 4 are Green Label certified products and that they are more durable than the traditional products in the market.


“We developed a solution for Altair iconic project when they required early strength of 25 N/mm2 within 24 hours with INSEE Rapid Flow a high early strength cement and developed a solution for Lotus Tower project which required a durable concrete that can last almost 100 years.


For that we have a developed concrete solution using INSEE Extra a certified low heat sulphate resistant cement.


Hambantota and Colombo South harbours needed a solution for concrete that is exposed to sea water.


For Colombo City Centre, another iconic project, we proposed high flow concrete to reduce the time needed to place the concrete and reduce overall costs” he explained, highlighting some of the recent projects that benefited from INSEE Cement.


INSEE Cement contributes to strengthening the nation in other ways too.


“We conduct training programmes to uplift the industry by knowledge sharing and promoting green cement products or blended cement which is minus CO2.


Reducing global warming and contributing to climate change endeavours is one of our key focus areas.


Thus, we are committed to introducing new products and solutions which are both environment friendly and high quality.” he said.


About Siam City Cement (Lanka) Limited


Siam City Cement (Lanka) Limited, manufacturers of INSEE Cement, is a member of the Siam City Cement Public Company Limited, a leading cement manufacturer in Southeast Asia, founded in 1969 in Thailand.


The Company manufactures INSEE branded cement, Ready Mix Concrete, construction aggregates and solutions to serve a widespread regional market that includes Cambodia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand, in addition to Sri Lanka.


INSEE Cement is the first certified ‘Green Cement’ product in Sri Lanka with the Green Labeling certification awarded by the Green Building Council. INSEE Cement is the only fully integrated cement manufacturer in Sri Lanka.


The parent company, Siam City Cement Public Company Limited (SCCC) has adapted and progressed to serve the construction needs of the region; its cement manufacturing facility in Saraburi, Thailand, is the world’s largest cement production complex.


The company, SCCC draws from the accumulated expertise and knowledge over decades of operation, and is strongly focused on investing in rapidly advancing regional markets such as Sri Lanka, which show much promise in sustainable construction.


Photo Caption : Sanka Seneviratne, Head of Industrial Sales at Siam City Cement (Lanka)

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