Spanish design safety shoes made in Sri Lanka
The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka granted investment approval to
ICL Robusta (Private) Limited for a project to manufacture footware for
the export market. BOI Board Member Channa Palansuriya signed the
agreement on behalf of the BOI and formally presented the BOI
Certificate of Registrations to Zakir Abdi, Director, ICL Robusta
ICL Robusta is a joint venture project of Industrial Clothings
Limited (ICL), Sri Lanka and Calzados Robusta S.L, Spain.
The venture is established with the objective of producing high
quality safety shoes and uppers in Sri Lanka to cater for international
markets, such as the European Union.
The company will produce custom manufactured high quality safety
shoes that are need specific. Abdi said that there is a high demand for
high quality safety footware.
The company will provide reliable, cost effective, high quality and
scientific footware solutions under the "Robusta" brand to the
international markets with innovative designs. Abdi also said that these
safety footware is comfortable to wear and provides the maximum safety.
Abdi said that industrial workers all around the world face the risk
of accidents at the workplace. The shoes made by Calzados Robusta were
popular in the European Union since they met very high standards of
These shoes have re-enforced toe caps while some models even have a
metal plate to safeguard workers who may step on a sharp metal object
like a nail.
Industrial Clothings Limited is a BOI enterprise established in 1979
in Sri Lanka. At present, ICL has a work force of approximately 900
employees and producing all kinds of gloves, shoe uppers and sleeves
exclusively for the global markets. ICL is part of Midas Safety, an
international group, having operations in Canada, Pakistan, India,
Middle East, China and Sri Lanka.
Calzados Robusta is a fully owned private company established in the
year 1998 in Spain for producing safety and scientific footwear for the
domestic and global markets. This project is an investment of US $ 2.5
million that will generate 460 new direct employment opportunities. The
plant will be located in the Katunayake Export Processing Zone.
Directors of the company Zakir Abdi and Sohail Ebrahim signed the
agreement on behalf of the company.