Sikandar Mustafa Khan
With the onset of New Year, the foundry industry must explore all the business opportunities, and come out with the New Year's resolutions. The most important resolution with the greatest emphasis should be the promotion of Exports. For exports we need to focus on technology and quality improvement. One must bear in the mind that the market and especially the International Market is fiercely contested arena. One has to be highly competitive and capable to deliver quality at right time.
Unfortunately amongst us, there are many foundries who do not have access to the modern day foundry practices and quality improvement techniques. It is this area where Pakistan Foundry Association should play its part more vigorously and with devotion. Common Facility Center (CFC) must be equipped and groomed further to support the foundry industry and the desired skill for its growth. In this regard PFA organized a special interactive two day Foundry Workshop on November 7 & 8, 2013 at Foundry Service Center UET, Lahore. The services rendered by Mr. Joop Kikkert, a Senior PUM Foundry expert, must be appreciated. The workshop conducted by Mr. Kikkert was very useful for the participants.
Efficient Energy Management is another area where PFA organized awareness programs. We acknowledge the services of GIZ (German International Technical Cooperation), a team of German Experts and the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Mission for the assessment of our needs and appropriate advice. We hope the benefits will accrue in the form of energy savings resulting in financial gains. I hope with our sincere efforts, we will be able to make a breakthrough in Projecting Pakistan as a reliable source for quality castings.
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