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Sharma Opens Tin Factory In Savusavu

Sidharth Sharma Industries officially opened a new tin factory in Savusavu. Mr Sharma said the tin factory served as a wholesale distributor to the Savusavu Hardware Fiji Limited, which is
13 Apr 2021 10:05
Sharma Opens Tin Factory In Savusavu
Sidharth Sharma Industries owner, Sidharth Sharma (second from right) at the tin factory yard in Savusavu on April 7, 2021. Photo: Sampras Anand.

Sidharth Sharma Industries officially opened a new tin factory in Savusavu.

Mr Sharma said the tin factory served as a wholesale distributor to the Savusavu Hardware Fiji Limited, which is a retail shop owned by his father Hari Dutt Sharma.

The 26-year-old, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Fiji National University in 2018.

He said after graduating, he had plans to open up the factory as he noticed that there was a limited supply of construction materials in Savusavu.

“This investment came at the right time since Savusavu was facing a shortage of housing materials,” Mr Sharma said.

On Wednesday, the factory began with the production of custom-sized roofing iron sheets in two formats corrugated and standing seam.

However, Mr Sharma clarified that the factory was currently in its production stage.

He said the sales of the tin will begin after the prices were confirmed by the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC).

“We faced a lot of financial difficulties and getting information on the standard raw materials of Australian and New Zealand standards was vital,” he said.

Mr Sharma also thanked Ivan Chan, owner of Rainbow Hardware in Navua, who provided him with information on the contractors supplying the standard raw materials for production.

“My future plan is to establish a new sawmill in Savusavu.”

“The company is always focused on providing quality service delivery, affordable prices and quality tins to the customers,” he added.

Mr Sharma did not wish to disclose the actual cost of the investment.

 

Feedback: sampras.anand@fijisun.com.fj



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