Noritake unveils Bone China tableware in Rs 300m investment
Noritake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Limited, a subsidiary of Noritake Co.,
Ltd, of Japan has pioneered in manufacturing Bone China tableware in Sri
After 35 years, Noritake Lanka Porcelain got the consent from
Noritake Limited of Japan to manufacture Bone China tableware in Sri
Lanka. Bone China tableware invented in UK is regarded as the ultimate
evolvement in tableware industry and is the most expensive tableware in
Noritake Lanka Porcelain has spent more than Rs. 300 million to
facilitate Bone China production in its factory in Matale.
This includes modern fast firing kiln, automated forming machine and
spray glazing machines.
Already Noritake Lanka Porcelain has received orders for its Bone
China tableware from the countries such as Japan, the USA and UK.
It is a very important fact for Noritake Lanka Porcelain has received
orders from Japan apart from other countries and the Japanese market is
regarded as the toughest market in the world as it insists high quality
Noritake Lanka is hoping to allocate majority of its factory capacity
for Bone China production in the future as it generates more value for
inputs, spokesman said.
The company technical staff were trained in Noritake’s Bone China
plant in Imari, Japan. Apart from body mix, Bone China production
process has vast differences in areas such as firing techniques and
glazing method when compared with the production process of the regular
At present the Bone China production process is controlled by a
Japanese expertise stationed in the factory. He trains local production
staff in these vital areas.