Sri Lanka makes ceramic components for New Zealand tech company

ECONOMYNEXT – Royal Fernwood Porcelain Limited, manufacturer of porcelain tableware said it had begun producing engineering components for Rakon, a New Zealand based technology company involved telecom, space and defence applications.

“Manufacturing and launching of the heat insulator were a great challenge which was translated into an opportunity and achieved successfully,” Yoshan Fernando , Director/Chief Executive Officer, Royal Fernwood Porcelain said in a statement.

“Royal Fernwood will continue its quest for innovation, expanding boundaries and creating products that have never been tried before.

Fernando said the firm always on the lookout for fresh opportunities and innovative methods to launch new products and had built up the capacity produce innovative goods with short lead times.

Royal Fernwood had produced a heater insulator to the requirement of Rakon Limited, a technology firm in New Zealnd.

The component has to handle a varying temperatures from -60°C (minus 60 degree Celsius) to 120°C (120 degree Celsius) and is used hold heater coils in place.

“With the launch of this heater insulator, Royal Fernwood Porcelain Limited transforms its product offering from a mere tableware company to a porcelain base manufacturer all items,” the company said.

“This results in the Company’s ability to enhance its manufacturing capabilities and expand its product offering to produce any product to precision from porcelain raw materials. ”

Rakon makes advanced frequency control and timing solutions for telecommunications, global positioning and space and defence applications.

The company’s products create extremely accurate electric signals which are used to generate radio waves and synchronise time.





“We were trying to source a supplier for heater insulator after our existing partner discontinued the product lines” Sarath Dhamgagolla, Project Engineer, Equipment Development Group, Rakon Limited was quoted as saying.

He said Royal Fernwood had met the quality and delivery requirement and was looking at other products in the future. (Colombo/Feb08/2021)

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