In one of the most sensational business acquisitions in recent times, and certainly the biggest in the surfacing industry up to date, Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC and its affiliates acquired an 82% stake and controlling rights of Lanka Ceramics PLC – the second largest tile manufacturer in the country. This successful merger will come under the purview of the conglomerate Vallibel One, managed directly under the patronage of the prolific entrepreneur Mr. Dhammika Perera, but will continue to operate as an independent entity.

“At a cost of approximately 3 billion rupees, the acquisition is a mammoth step in Royal Ceramic’s vision to move the country’s lifestyle towards a modern, design centered mindset, one that creates a unique Sri Lankan interior and architectural identity and is yet contemporarily international”, noted the Managing Director of Royal Ceramics, Mr. Nimal Perera.

Lanka Tiles and Lanka Wall Tiles have a very loyal customer base due to its heritage status in the country’s surface design industry. The companies operate a number of technologically advanced manufacturing facilities, and utilise state of the art technology throughout its plants. The products conform to global standards and have been offering a product that not only of sound quality but also affordable to its consumer segments.

“We will obviously retain and continue to build on the sound facets of Lanka Tiles, while infusing the business wisdom and consumer insight Royal Ceramics has gained over the decades, operating as the number one brand in tiles and Bathware”, noted Mr. Tharana Thoradeniya, Director Marketing & Business Development of Rocell.

He further added, “we are in the process of formulating a new strategic direction for the company. It is of course an exciting proposition and we believe that we are in a position where we can revolutionise the industry. We are looking forward to a new age of artistic excellence that will combine the best of Sri Lanka with the best of the world, to create inspirational design masterpieces, for all our customers. That’s our objective, and that’s what we are geared to achieve.”