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Industrial Gases begins dry ice production

Aug 25, 2011 3:42:26 PM - www.ft.lk

Industrial Gases Pvt. Ltd., (IGPL) has added further value to its versatile portfolio by the commencement of its bold step in Dry Ice production.

The company’s new plant and machinery is capable of producing Dry Ice slabs, pellets and chips which serve the Fishing, Food & Entertainment industries. Another feature of this product is the possibility of cleaning and servicing machinery and equipment with its Dry Ice blasting system, which avoids the time consuming procedure of dismantling the machinery.
An event to introduce the product to the industrial circle, potential buyers in the related industries, well wishers and the foreign supplier was organised at the Hotel Galadari to felicitate this milestone event in the history of the company.
 Since its formation in 1992, Industrial Gases Private Limited, situated in Sapugaskanda, has been an innovative and efficient provider of solutions to the industry, offering the highest quality industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding consumables and accessories ranging from high pressure gas regulators, to industrial welding equipment and accessories. The main features that have attributed towards its success are the strict adherence to high quality and safety standards in the manufacture of gases and sourcing the highest quality welding products from eminent manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. Supported by an efficient marketing team and quality control system, the company maintains its momentum in production at all times. Commitment to customers has further helped maintain a strong market presence and find a strong foothold in the industry.
From 1997 to 2007, Messer Griesheim GmbH, of Frankfurt-Germany, set up the high safety standards which is strictly adhered to under a technological collaboration agreement entered into with                      Sumith Guruge, the local partner who is the controlling shareholder of the company now.
It was after this acquisition that the company began its production of liquid CO2 and Dry Ice and Dry Ice Blast Cleaning which was started for the first time in Sri Lanka. In addition, Installation of a new larger Air Seperation Plant to produce high purity Oxygen and Nitrogen in liquid form was carried out and as a result becoming a total solution provider to the industry.
“We believe in service orientation when it comes to helping industries in their production processes, and therefore strive constantly to offer first class sales support and flexible designs that suit the needs of customer requirements, resulting in our company being recognised as one of the most influential and dynamic suppliers of industrial gases, welding consumables and accessories to the country,” IGPL Chairman Sumith Guruge said.
Throughout its history, IGPL has continued to excel in providing a variety of Gases to the industry which has been fortified by the company’s dynamic marketing team, whose knowledge and skills have made it possible to provide tailor-made solutions according to specific customer requirements and meet these needs with reliable and cost effective methods, whether the quantity is large or small.
“In order to satisfy the growing demand  for industrial gases and allied products in Sri Lanka, IGPL has capacitated its ambitious Dry Ice, Liquid Oxygen and Liquid Nitrogen Plant with a view to increase its back-up stocks at all times with its  new plant capable of manufacturing, filling and supplying these high demand products.
Today, IGPL is one of the leading Industrial gas and Industrial gas equipment distributors and repairers in the industry, supplying the widest range of premium quality, industrial gas equipment and scientific gas equipment including  Special Gas Regulators from reputed manufacturers such as MESSER of West Germany, WELDRO of Malaysia.  
IGPL’s wide range of industrial, medical and specialty gases, equipment and welding equipment are also exported to the Maldives, which defines the company’s daring entrepreneurship in venturing out into new vistas and novel products of quality.

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