Technology Up gradation and Skill Development Company explores Fan Manufacturing Sector of Pakistan
Karachi, February 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): TUSDEC (Technology Up gradation and Skill Development Company) has conducted a baseline assessment in Gujrat to probe the fan industrial cluster of Pakistan. The research has been conducted in collaboration with Pakistan Electric Fan Manufacturers Association (PEFMA) and Fan Development Institute (FDI).
Over the past decade, fan industry has hugely evolved in Gujrat from mere family businesses to a developed industrial cluster yielding to the national economy. In spite of its growth and expansion over the years, the sector is still not consummated in realizing the fruits of economies that has to come out of clustering.
According to a company spokesperson TUSDEC has identified various gray zones that are insistently impeding the fan industry specifically in meeting the international quality standards in export orders.
The research has divulged that the industry is experiencing a grave dearth of institutional support in quality certifications, testing facilities and providence of modern production equipment causing huge inefficiencies and wastage.
It has been revealed that the firms in isolation are making efforts to reverse engineer the designs and market their products internationally. Inferior quality raw materials like ‘drum steel’ is being used for production where any standardization of safety measure has never been introduced.
Manufacturing processes like body turning and body drilling are being performed on conventional machinery, where a shift towards CNC machines can mount up the overall productivity of the overall cluster by four times, while inducing a 40-50% cut in the wastage. The research also brought out the trend of seasonal employment and lack of institutional support shackling the industry with unavailability of skilled manpower.
The spokesperson further shared that on the basis of acute sectoral analysis, a comprehensive plan of intervention has been developed aiming to bridge the technological divide, enhance workforce productivity, inculcate product design innovation to increase the competitiveness of the Fan sector of Pakistan.
The strategy will also focus on standardization of quality assurance and product safety measures. Another dimension to the plan will entail upgrading TUSDEC’s existing testing laboratory for enabling it to become a Testing and Certifying Agency for the fan industry. TUSDEC will foster the implementation of international standards of quality assurance in the local industrial terrain.
The company aims to effectuate the plan through capacity building of Fan Development Institute Gujrat through CNC equipment installation, initiation of skill development courses and up gradation of laboratory facilities. TUSDEC will also put forward a blueprint elaborating the tactics for cluster based international branding of Fan Industry which will help grab the export revenues from the competitive markets.
For more information, contact:
Technology Up gradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC)
State Cement Corporation Building
Kot Lakhpat Lahore 54770, Pakistan
Tel: (+92)-42-111-000-143, 35145793
Fax: (+92)-42-35121658, 35145792