INSEE Cement’s 360-degree approach eases cement shortage in SL
Operating at maximum production capacity with optimised distribution channels for a number of weeks, INSEE Cement has successfully helped to mitigate the cement shortage that was prevailing in the local market. INSEE Cement’s concentrated and immediate contingency measures across its entire operation at the onset of the shortage ensured an uninterrupted market supply of cement, while also logging a record-high 700,000 MT production output during the third quarter of 2021 for the company.
“As Sri Lanka’s leading cement manufacturer, INSEE Cement took on the responsibility to ensure the local construction industry’s post-COVID-19 revival remained on its trajectory,” said Gustavo Navarro, Chief Executive Officer at INSEE Cement Sri Lanka. “We continued to fully support government regulations and industrial policies to first stabilise the market, and were able to deploy our islandwide distribution and dealership network to ensure an uninterrupted supply across the island. The loyalty and patience of our customers gave us that extra encouragement we needed to overcome the challenge.”
INSEE Cement operates at a
3.6 MT maximum capacity, with a 1.5 MT production at the Galle plant, a 1.3 MT output from the Puttalam facility, and a 0.8 MT import capacity at the Colombo Cement Terminal. To mitigate the shortage, the company introduced two more additional import vessels to its logistics operation to accelerate production and distribution cycles.