With the help of robots, Sri Lanka’s first saline factory is getting ready to break into the European market.
The fact that the Sri Lanka Board of Investment’s Pallekele plant runs solely on robotic technology around the clock with no human labor at all is remarkable.
This saline plant, which cost nine billion rupees to construct, turns out fifty-five million bottles’ worth of saline per year. The government of Sri Lanka is focusing on producing enough saline for domestic use from the plant to fulfill its current yearly demand of 15 million bottles.
The plant now exports its products, and the management is working toward obtaining the European quality certificate for the factory in an effort to break into the European market.