More than 70’ years in the manufacturing sector

The year was 1948, when Sri Lanka, barely out of the trauma of World War II and newly independent, began to produce scores of enthusiastic young entrepreneurs with a sense of patriotism and purpose. One such person was our founder, Mohamed Abdul Cader Mukthar, a gentleman of high ethics, integrity and courage, who set out to build the first Sri Lankan venture to manufacture rubber based footwear with technical assistance from Malaysia. In the year 1950, Ceylon Malayan Rubber Goods Limited was born.

The original manufacturing facility was set up in Dehiwela, south of Colombo, with only 25 workers. In the early 1960’s our company diversified into various other fields of manufacture, and one major breakthrough was the setting up of a fully automated industrial adhesive plant. Once again, we were the first to manufacture such products in Sri Lanka. Today, our flagship brand, Multibond, is firmly established and acknowledged as the market leader in its field.

To facilitate the growing business and accommodate the corporate head office, a state of-the-art footwear factory and office complex was built in 1976 on land acquired, adjoining the original factory. The rubber products factory was also expanded with modern machinery during this period. In 1995, we restructured and renamed the original business as Sinwa Holdings Limited, which today is the engine and driving force of the Sinwa Holdings Group.

The four Business sectors that predominate in our organizational structure are;

  • Bonding Solutions
  • Fashion - wear and Accessories
  • Rubber Products and Footwear Components
  • Trading

We have recently forayed into several new fields of enterprise and will approach every new venture with enthusiasm and determination as we have always done.

Sinwa Adhesives Limited

(Manufacturing & Marketing of Multibond range of industrial & household adhesives)

In the year 1950, Ceylon Malayan Rubber Goods Limited the parent company of the Sinwa Group was born. In the 1960’s they were the first to manufacturing adhesive in Sri Lanka.  Today, the flagship brand Multibond is firmly rooted and acknowledged as the market leader in its field.

Since its inception Multibond has been the number one Adhesive and Sealant brand in the market for industrial and household use. Multibond has a wide range of products which caters to varied and diverse markets segments as follows.

  • Footwear
  • Construction
  • Masonry
  • Furniture and wood
  • Printing
  • Packaging
  • Handicraft
  • Food and Pharmaceuticals
  • Household / Consumer

The brand Multibond is built with untiring efforts in order to introduce new products to meet the changing needs of customers.
Multibond has solutions for any bonding issues and the only brand with the widest range of bonding solutions in Sri Lanka.

Driven by their relentless pursuit for excellence we have installed stringent quality standards, through a manufacturing process that ensure Multibond products are world class.

They are the first Sri Lankan Adhesive manufacturer to obtain ISO 9001:2008 systems certification.


Quality Policy

Our quality policy is a commitment to excellence in every aspect of our operations. We are dedicated to delighting our customers by consistently delivering ‘Multibond’ brand adhesives that meet and exceed their expectations. This commitment is upheld through the use of cutting-edge, innovative technology and the implementation of a robust ISO 9001-based Quality Management System.

We recognize that our greatest asset is our team of well-trained and dedicated professionals. Our employees work in a culture of continual improvement, where their contributions are valued and admired. They play a vital role in satisfying applicable requirements, driving the growth of our company, and advancing our position as a leader in the industry, to ensure that our quality standards remain at the forefront, we conduct consistent reviews of our quality policy, keeping it in alignment with dynamic industrial changes. We also actively assess revenue growth opportunities and monitor market dynamics, allowing us to adapt swiftly and proactively to emerging trends and customer needs.

Our commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction is unwavering, and it drives us towards excellence in the adhesive industry.

Sinwa  Rubber Industries Limited

(Manufacture of Footwear & Rubber Products)

Since our inception in 1950 we have been actively involved in the manufacture of rubber based footwear. With our integration into the fashion retailing industry, we have established a chain of retail shoe stores in Sri Lanka.

The store brand Sinwa has successfully carved a niche in the upper segment of the fashion footwear market and is growing rapidly with its’ expansion in the retail network of outlets.

Sinwa Rubber Industries Limited

(Manufacture of Footwear & Rubber Products)

Within our Rubber Products and Footwear Components sector, we manufacture a wide range of rubber components for various industries, which include EVA soling sheets and footwear components which cater to many industries.

Rubber Gum boots manufactured to various specifications and needs in the construction, food, agricultural, dairy, security services and many other industries, meeting international quality standards and are exported. Our brand ONTARIO is on an upward trend in the market, mainly due to its versatility  of use in various industries.

Essmark Worldwide Private Limited

(Trading & franchise Agents)

We have recently ventured out into new areas of enterprise in order to accommodate thze changing needs of customers. We’re also begun to focus our attention on the esthetic elements of lifestyle products.

To maximize stakeholder wealth and sustained growth with superior customer service, social responsibility, innovation, quality and executional perfection through a dedicated and committed team.

As we continue our journey, we will be pursuing our vision to be a diversified, regionally active group of companies exceeding our customers’ expectations.