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Fiji Engineering Firm Eyes NZ Market

A group that began as a small air conditioning and refrigeration business in a shed on the Nadi Back Road in Fiji has grown into a hi-tech engineering outfit with
13 Oct 2016 13:39
Fiji Engineering Firm Eyes NZ Market
Pacific Trade & Invest (PT&I) NZ Trade Development Manager Ian Furlong

A group that began as a small air conditioning and refrigeration business in a shed on the Nadi Back Road in Fiji has grown into a hi-tech engineering outfit with state-of-the-art CNC machines and robotics.

J Kevi Group has forayed into manufacturing quality engineered goods for the consumer export market around the Pacific Islands region and beyond.

“It’s 100 per cent export oriented,” says Kevi N Reddy, the group’s youthful Chief Executive Officer.

Its products are widely used in quality fittings for Fiji’s upmarket hospitality sector. It also sells and distributes utility vehicles like golf carts and industrial scale lawn mowing equipment.

The new line of engineered consumer products for exports comprises profiles, toolboxes, Ute-mountable trade boxes.

The products are designed and crafted with the latest in Computer Numerical Control machine “This is the first time that such advanced machines are being used in the Pacific Islands region,” Reddy said.

The group is preparing in right earnest to launch its line in New Zealand in the next couple of months

Pacific Trade & Invest (PT&I) NZ Trade Development Manager Ian Furlong said PT&I was working with the J Kevi Group, helping establish a distribution network in Auckland. Kevi said the group was planning to export also to Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Vanuatu.

The group plans to make its products available in New Zealand before year end.

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