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Rhino Seals Fishy Deal in Sri Lanka

Gold Coast based manufacturer of premium spray on protective solutions seals its international presence.

Rhino Linings Australasia Pty Ltd, a Gold Coast based Manufacturer of premium spray-on protective solutions, strengthened its international industrial applications positioning with the recent successful completion of the Pelayagoda Central Fish Market in Sri Lanka. Part Asian Development Bank (ADB) financed and part Government the US$20 million facility was completed in August of this year and joins a growing list of major infrastructure investments in Sri Lanka.

Of the hundreds of sub-contractors who participated in this construction project Master Distributor Rhino Linings Sri Lanka was specifically chosen by the Ministry of Fisheries as a preferred contractor to coat over 10,7002m of floors and gutters of the retail and wholesale buildings.

With the work beginning in January 2010, the Pelayagoda Central Fish Market is located on the border of Colombo and covers an area of 8 Acres. The facility includes two separate two-story buildings, which house three cold rooms and an ice plant capable of making 25 tons of ice per day. The seafood wholesale and export complex includes 148 stalls on the ground floor and is expected to process over 500 tons of fish per day. The upper levels are allocated for administrative services including banks, a post office, police services, restaurant and quality control rooms. The facility is expected to control over 30 per cent of the country's total fish production, becoming the distribution and selling centre of fish to all corners of Sri Lanka.

“We are proud of our local team for professionally handling such a large project as the Pelayagoda Central Fish Market. Providing such an exceptional and durable finish with Rhino products, we have now caught the attention of other government departments, contractors and developers here in Sri Lanka” said Christy Marcelline, Managing Director of Rhino Linings Sri Lanka. Managing Director of Rhino Linings Australasia, Mark Teakle confirmed "We have received a number of serious inquiries for our products from India and other Asian countries since the completion of the Sri Lankan fish markets. This project has been closely watched by many people and we are hopeful it will lead to more orders for our new generation flooring products"

With large works in progress both nationally and internationally Rhino Linings Australasia is expanding its recognised branding position as the “World's number 1 sprayed on ute liner" and is now being recognised globally as a manufacturer of superior protective solutions against impact, abrasion, corrosion, containment, and even bomb blasts!