The Industrial Solutions sector includes construction material, industrial raw material, water treatment and packaging. Strong relationships and island wide distribution networks support the growth of this lucrative sector supported by an increasingly wide portfolio of products.


The Industrial Solutions sector manufactures and imports a range of chemicals and chemical products for the local and export markets. Business under globally renowned Akzo Nobel Paints also classified under this sector. The Sector has market leadership in a number of clusters, driving growth of the country’s industrial sector as a key supplier of raw materials for various processes and packaging for their finished products. Strong relationships support the growth of this lucrative sector supported by an increasingly wide portfolio of products.


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Industrial Raw Materials

CIC’s Industrial Raw Materials unit consists of three key business units:

  • Chemanex
  • Industrial Chemicals Division
  • Nalco



Chemanex deals in imported and locally produced chemicals and industrial intermediates. Since its inception, it has expanded into the manufacture of intermediates, additives to automobile fluids, and specialty chemicals for international markets.


Chemanex currently serves the European, Middle Eastern, and Asian regional markets. The company is recognised as a preferred supplier by its international partners and has been awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certification. Its production facilities have been approved by the Central Environmental Authority for adhering to environmental safety laws and regulations. Stringent quality checks are performed at each step to ensure that high standards of product quality are maintained. A dedication to sustainable growth and an adherence to best practices give Chemanex an edge over its peers in the export sphere.


Industrial Chemicals Division

Primarily a business to business company, CIC’s Industrial Chemicals Division focuses on the manufacture of binders, adhesives and trading intermediaries for the coating, rubber, plastic, textile, food, and personal care sectors. The division produces superior quality products through a keen focus on expert knowledge sharing and through thorough research and development. The division also represents reputed global suppliers in its trading business.


The production process and facilities have been awarded ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications. This well-established company has maintained long standing relationships with companies across a spectrum of industries and prides itself on its ethical business practices, guarantee of quality, and the dedication and expertise of its staff.



Nalco department is a business partner of Nalco Water, an Ecolab company. Nalco Water serves over 1million customer locations, more than 170 countries around the world.


Nalco provide sustainable chemistry solutions for Boiler water, Cooling water, influent, and waste water treatment. In Sri Lanka, Nalco Water covers Power, Hotels, Institutional, Food & Beverage, Energy (Petroleum) , Manufacturing, Paper, Sugar, & Pharmaceutical.

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CIC’s packaging business unit includes Cisco Speciality Packaging (Pvt) Ltd, which manufactures plastic containers for the domestic and export markets. Approximately 50% of its products are supplied to manufacturers of Sri Lanka’s leading carbonated soft drink and mineral water brands. The company also caters to cosmetics and agriculture businesses within and outside CIC Holdings.


Cisco’s long term dedication to quality has earned it the ISO 9001:2008 certification from the Sri Lanka Standards Institute. It has also been awarded ISO 22000:2005 Quality Systems Certification by SGS.



Construction Material

CIC Holdings operates AkzoNobel Paints Lanka, formerly known as ICI Paints. With a proven track record of excellence and more than half a century of experience in Sri Lanka, AkzoNobel Paints is part of the largest coatings manufacturer. It is also number one in decorative paints and performance coatings.


Technology and innovation have always been at the heart of the AkzoNobel Group. As one of the world’s leading paint manufacturers and the world’s leading brand of premium quality paints, its success is often enhanced by its ability to meet market needs with quality product and value-added services.


AkzoNobel has been ranked number one on the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth consecutive year in 2015. Widely regarded as the most respected independent sustainability ranking system, the DJSI World Index benchmarks the sustainability performance of leading companies based on environmental, social, and economic performance, including forward-looking indicators.


The integration of ICI and AkzoNobel has given AkzoNobel Paints Lanka leverage on global expertise and local insights that help open up significant opportunities for business synergy and improvements. AkzoNobel will continue to provide its customers the highest standards in terms of quality of products, service and support.


AkzoNobel Group

AkzoNobel takes pride in being one of the world’s leading industrial companies. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it produces and supplies a wide range of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals. Its revenue for 2015 totalled €14.9 billion. It is, in fact, the largest global paints and coatings company. As a major producer of specialty chemicals, it supplies industries worldwide with quality ingredients for life’s essentials. AkzoNobel Group is focussed on the future, but it acts in the present. It is passionate about introducing new ideas and developing sustainable solutions for its customers’ needs.


AkzoNobel Paints Sri Lanka

Established in 1964, AkzoNobel Paints Lanka (Member of the CIC Group) is one of the pioneers in the paint manufacturing industry in Sri Lanka, offering some of the world’s top paint and decorative product brands such as Dulux and car refinish brand Sikkens.


Through the years, Dulux has been closely involved in Sri Lanka’s growth and development and holds a prominent position in the decorative paint industry.


We are proud to be part of AkzoNobel, world’s largest coatings manufacturer and we will continue to upkeep this by continuing to provide products, services and support of the highest standards.


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