FSC to measure factory efficiency

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) says a new technical and operational benchmarking of factory performance will be introduced from this year.

In a statement, FSC said its mills would be measured against similar sized sugar factories in India, Africa and Mauritius.

“It is worthy of note that on initial review, FSC is already operating at comparative levels in some but not all areas,” the miller said.

“There is room for improvement and this is what we will strive for going forward.”

According to FSC, the Lautoka mill was more than 100 years old, but there were strategic investments in the recent years to improve mill performance.

“FSC is committed to continue with this as this is a long term investment to replace redundant equipment and technology to make it operate more efficiently for our requirements.

“A distinction needs to be made between maintenance and capital projects work. The adequacy of our maintenance will be measured against the consolidation of our operations.

“Our major project and equipment upgrades at Lautoka mill are operating to expectations and it will be a worthwhile investment for the future.”

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