INSEE Cement (formerly known as Holcim (Lanka) Ltd) signed a milestone partnership with three of Sri Lanka’s big league universities – Peradeniya, Moratuwa and Ruhuna – to boost the local construction industry with game changing, innovative, research and development advancements.

Expected to play a vital role in expanding and nurturing construction-related educational facilities offered locally, this partnership was formalized between INSEE Cement’s Sri Lankan corporate unit – Siam City (Lanka) Ltd and the three universities.

“At INSEE, we encourage new thinking and innovation to strengthen the future of the local construction industry,” Janaka Weerakoon, Commercial Director of Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd stated. “We are highly aware of the responsibility we have as a leading cement manufacturer in Sri Lanka to guide the local industry in this direction. That is why through this partnership we proactively collaborate with an important stakeholder sector, students and innovators, committing to ensure they have a solid foundation to realize their concepts and paradigm shifting ideas upon, to transform and future-proof our industry.”

INSEE Cement’s Palavi and Ruhunu Analytical Laboratories are accredited for cement mechanical testing based on ISO / IEC 17025:2005 standards from national accreditation authority, the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment (SLAB). The company also maintains a culture of safety first in a formidable industry for all stakeholders, also providing the latest in safety equipment to encourage best practices in process and production.