Company Profile

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka is the country’s leading and only fully integrated cement manufacturer offering a comprehensive portfolio of construction solutions to meet the escalating demands of Sri Lanka’s construction landscape. As an industry pioneer that has shaped Sri Lanka’s skyline over the years, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka continues to steer the local building and construction industry towards high-performing, low-carbon and future-ready constructions, introducing consistently high-quality blended cement products and sustainable building material through the company’s strong investment in innovation and R&D. INSEE Cement Sri Lanka is powered by a strong team of approximately 600 employees spread across a growing local ecosystem; this includes key manufacturing facilities in Puttalam and Galle, a cement terminal in Colombo, a ready-mix batching plant, warehouses, logistics centres, an island-wide dealer network and an industry-transforming innovation and collaboration space to keep Sri Lanka abreast with global industry advancements.

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka, also known as Siam City Cement (Lanka) Limited, is a subsidiary of the Siam City Cement Public Company Limited (SCCC) of Thailand. Drawing from SCCC’s 50-year legacy of operational excellence, industry expertise and accumulated knowledge, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka continues to evolve our long-established, award-winning homegrown brands such as INSEE SANSTHA and INSEE MAHAWELI MARINE PLUS into improved, more ecofriendly and high-performance products that can meet the rapid pace of development and urbanisation across Sri Lanka.

The INSEE i2i Collaboration Space – our dedicated centre of excellence for new product and idea development, promotes innovation and collaboration across the industry. We remain committed to our responsibilities towards the environment through continuous carbon emissions reduction across all products and processes. INSEE SANSTHA was the first ecofriendly cement product to receive the Green Labelling Certification from the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka.

We continued our efforts and introduced specialized, superior blended cement products powered by years of research and INSEE’s trademarked technologies that add long-term value and mitigate environmental impact, allowing local constructions to drastically reduce their carbon footprint with improved physical and mechanical properties. Our facilities undergo steady improvements in energy efficiencies and utilise alternative fuels and raw material generated by INSEE Ecocycle Lanka (Private) Limited, our industrial waste management solutions arm, playing our part in promoting a circular economy across industrial ecosystems in Sri Lanka. CONWOOD by INSEE is yet another innovative wood replacement material produced by INSEE to further our commitment to sustainable construction. Alongside our own evolution, we invest in the advancement of all industry stakeholders, from homebuilders to infrastructure developers, from civil engineers to masons, empowering individuals and groups to join and support us in our ambitious vision to elevate Sri Lanka’s building and construction industry to global industry benchmarks.

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess fresh and hardened concrete properties

  • Specified Tests for Self-Compacting Concrete
    • Flow Table Test – BS EN 12350-5:2019
    • J-Ring Test – BS EN 12350-12:2010
    • V Funnel – BS EN 12350-09:2010
    • L Box – EN 12350
  • Slump test – BS EN 12350-2 and ASTM C143
  • Density of fresh concrete – ASTM C138
  • Air content in fresh concrete – ASTM 231
  • Concrete bleeding – ASTM 232
  • Concrete setting time – ASTM C403
  • Compressive Strength up to 180 MPa – Testing Machines (3000 & 4000KN) – Double the existing strength standards in Sri Lanka
  • NDT for Compressive Strength up to 130 MPa – Impact Rebound Hammers – Double the existing equipment capacity in Sri Lanka
  • Flexural Strength – ASTM C78 / BS EN 12390-5-2019
  • Splitting Resistance – ASTM C-496 / EN 12390-6 / EN 1338
  • Concrete Specimen Grinding Machine – BS EN 12390-2 2019/ ASTM D4543

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess and ensure your aggregate grade meets the demand and requirement of your concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Blue™ – Assess clay content as key quality indicator for manufactured and natural pit sand
    • INSEE Shape™ – Assess the grain shape particles as key quality indicator for manufactured sand
  • Coarse and fine aggregate particles size distribution – ASTM C136 / C136M – 19 & BS EN 933-1
  • Relative Density and Absorption of Coarse Aggregates – ASTM C127-12
  • Aggregate Impact Value (AIV) – BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Flakiness Index & Elongation Index – BS EN 933-3:2012
  • Soundness Test of Aggregates – SN EN 206-1
  • Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV)- BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Test – ASTM C 131-06

A range of tests to assess properties of fresh concrete that go beyond the traditional ‘slump test’, improving the quality and consistency of concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Flow™
    • INSEE Heat™
    • INSEE Color™
    • INSEE ConTemp™
  • ICAR Rheometer for paste, mortar & concrete toassess pumpability, flow resistance, thickness, slump retention, admixtures compatibility
  • Grout for Pre-Stressing Tendons – BS EN 445 2007
  • Electrical Conductivity for paste & mortar
  • Cementometer™ latest microwave technology for the determination of fresh concrete water to cement w/c ratio

Advanced testing with durability indicators to optimize structural performance and extend the service life of concrete structures exposed to severe environments.

  • Rapid Chloride Permeability Test - ASTM C1202
  • Bulk Electrical Conductivity of Hardened Concrete - ASTM C1760-12
  • Specific Resistivity - RILEM TC154 - AASHTO T358
  • Concrete Carbonation - Swiss SIA 262-1/1 CEN/TS 12390-12
  • O2 Permeability - RILEM 116-PCD CEMBUREAU Method
  • Capillary Water Absorption/ Sorptivity - Swiss SIA 262/1:2013 ASTM C1585-04
  • Initial Surface Absorption (ISAT) - BS 1881 Part 5
  • Water Permeability - EN 12390-8:2000
  • Concrete Sulphate Resistance - SIA 262-1/A