DSI enters into Synthetic Leather Manufacturing | Daily News

DSI enters into Synthetic Leather Manufacturing

Managing Director of DSI, Kasun Rajapaksa and Executive Director of DSI, Dilshan Rajapaksa displays the synthetic leather sheet
Managing Director of DSI, Kasun Rajapaksa and Executive Director of DSI, Dilshan Rajapaksa displays the synthetic leather sheet

D. Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd a subsidiary of DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Ltd enters into Synthetic Leather Manufacturing by acquiring a state of the art production facility in Katana in the Negombo precincts, during a crucial period in which the government has encouraged Sri Lankan entrepreneurs to take a step forward to invest in the manufacturing industry.

This was part of our business-related integration initiatives under the 2020-2022 strategic plan and a much needed investment to manufacture the raw materials that is being used for footwear manufacturing. It will also cut down the supply chain and logistics lead time when it comes to sourcing materials while we can reduce the much needed foreign exchange spent on imports. Another benefit to the country and its economy is the provision of additional employment to the youth of our country. With the in-house training in skills development, it gives a much needed boost to improving the inherent talents of these employees, said Managing Director of DSI, Kasun Rajapaksa.

DSI Synthetic Materials Plant is the only manufacturing venture in Sri Lankan to use the Transfer Coating Technology which can manufacture 0.3 mm to 4.0 mm thickness range.

While manufacturing the internal requirements for DSI footwear manufacturing, DSI Synthetic Materials plant will also cater its full range for the local Footwear Manufacturers, Upholstery, Automotive, Bags and Stationary Sectors in the country. While introducing new products to the domestic market, our synthetic leathers have already entered into export markets such as UK and Europe with required compliances and standards.

We are confident that we can increase our exports this year since the demand for synthetic leather is also increasing, especially in the automotive industry worldwide as its manufacturing does not involve animal killing, said Executive Director of DSI Dilshan Rajapaksa.