From its humble beginnings in 1962, Rhino has grown to become the undisputed leader in providing roofing solutions to the Nation whilst gaining an unparalleled trust among all. Today Rhino’s innovative and top quality products and services are widely recognized. The following timeline captures the major milestones in Rhino’s history, showing how the company expanded its production lines and reach, grew its presence and market share, and has followed its commitment of making better living conditions for Sri Lankans.

Our story

Era of Creation (60s & 70s)

The company was inaugurated as a Public company by Sir Cyril De Zoysa in 1962. In 1978 late Mr. A. Y. S. Gnanam, undertaking duties as the Chairman and Managing Director. In 1979 and under the guidance of Mr. Gnanam, Rhino Roofing officially came into existence with innovative corporate branding.

Era of Acceleration (80s & 90s)

The latest technologies were introduced in 1980 to enhance production and quality of end commodities. In 1994, a new production line was introduced, increasing output. The production of flat ceiling sheets also commenced in 1997, further increasing the overall capacity

Era of Revolution (2000s)

ISO 9000 QMS Certification was acquired in 2000 to ensure top quality in all operations, while Rhino Roofing became a key Roofing solutions provider with the commencement of Supermet - a division to manufacture steel roofing, cladding and accessories in 2004. In the year 2006 the production capacity was increased, while also obtaining the OHSAS 18001 Certification during the same year. Colourup was introduced in 2007 with the commencement of continuous coating plants and a range of colour coated roofing sheets. In 2008, Rhino Products Ltd was established, all while increasing the production capacity. The depot in Vavuniya was declared open in 2009.

Era of Domination (Post 2010)

In 2011, a second showroom was opened in Nuwara Eilya. The year of 2012 marked the golden anniversary of Rhino and production capacities were further increased with another production line. During the same year the 3rd depot in Embilipitiya and another showroom in Nawala were opened, with the establishment of the 3rd fully owned subsidiary of Rhino Roofing Ltd. Domination was further boosted with the establishment of the 4th and fully owned subsidiary El Toro Roofing Products Ltd, along with the commencement of a 4th depot in Bandaragama.


Contact Us

Rhino Roofing Products Limited,

No. 752, Baseline Road, Colombo-09, Sri Lanka.

Tel: +94 (11) 2 693 694, +94 (11) 2 667 266

Fax: +94 (11) 2 667 267

About The Company

For decades, Rhino has been the noteworthy shelter for commercial, industrial, and housing establishments in Sri Lanka. Rhino offers quality crafted and reliable roofing & allied products that come with up trusted warranty. Rhino, the trusted roofing partner for all your buildings.