"United Against Corruption for a Prosperous Pakistan"

Honey Processing & Packaging Common Facility Center - Mingora Swat

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • To provide proper Honey Extracting & Processing facilities, Honey Cleaning and Packing facility to the Honey Bee Farmers, Honey traders and Honey exporters at their doorstep.
  • To add value through better bottling & packing.
  • Improve quality of the product through state of the art technology.
  • Increase profitability through lower transportation costs.
  • To open up new markets and increase export of Honey by providing the international standard facility to the cluster stakeholders.

BRIEF PROFILE OF SECTOR

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has attained self-sufficiency in honey production and is now able to export prime quality produce at competitive prices in the open global markets. Honey industry of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is spread over in different districts of the province. There are many types of honey produced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but Seder (Ber in Urdu) and Acacia Modesta (Plai in Urdu) are produced more in quantity. The total numbers of the bee keepers entrepreneurs (farm) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is about 3800 and the direct employment in these farms are 17500 people.

Malakand Division has got unmatched potential in Marble, Granite, Gems, Hydel Power Generation, Horticulture, Apiculture (Honey Bee Farming) and Tourism sectors. These opportunities are translated into establishment of several industries and thousands of informal setups.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

A modern honey processing plant with quality control functions and capabilities to produce refined, high quality product is an imperative requirement in the state. It would position Malakand as a key honey processing center and would assist in realization of higher value margins for the final product. It would also enable the area to increase its share in the lucrative market.

BENEFITS TO THE SECTOR/SMEs

The common facility center will provide the following services:

  • Sophisticated equipment to process apiary as well as forest honey
  • Production of refined high quality honey for bulk consumption
  • Modern processing @ Rs. 6/Kg and packaging @ Rs. 3/Kg
  • Capacity to process approximately 2000 kg of honey in an 8 hour shift
  • Capacity to package1500-2000 bottles (1 kg)

CONTACT DETAILS OF PROJECT DIRECTOR

Provincial Chief
SMEDA Regional Office
Ground Floor, State Life Building, The Mall, Peshawar Cantt.
Tel: 92-91-111-111-456, 92-91-9213046-7 Fax: 92-91-286908

Dyeing , Washing & Pressing CFC for Silk Cluster - Mingora Swat

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • To support local community by providing the means for sustainable livelihood by improving and creating economic activity.
  • To improve quality of silk cloth by provision of Dyeing, Washing and Pressing plant as a common facility in the cluster.
  • To provide support to the cluster activities in the shape of technical knowhow on the subject to improve their product quality enhancing local demand and bringing them at par with national standards.
  • To provide the cluster with innovative methods of improved dyeing, washing and pressing methods for cost reduction, value addition and time saving.
  • To develop diversified products in the cluster
  • Create market linkages locally and national Level to increase the income of the producers in the cluster.

BRIEF PROFILE OF SECTOR

The cluster of Silk yarn units is located on G.T. Road Rahimabad, Mingora, in District Swat. This Cluster currently comprises of around 75 units in operation, as compared to the situation a few years back when Swat was considered as a major cluster of Silk and had more than 400 units. The average unit size of each unit is forty (40) power looms with one labour for each loom. The labour force is mostly locals though previously some of the labour force and most of the experts and managers were from Punjab. Swat was an under-developed area and incentives by the Federal Government of Pakistan in 1964-65 resulted in making it an industrial hub with major clusters of silk units and cosmetic manufacturers.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

The establishment of Dyeing, Washing & Pressing facility will improve product quality, result in employment generation and boost economic activity in the region. By up-gradation of the machinery new product lines will be developed which will help the community in grabbing more market opportunities and will increase the market share. Seventy five (75) units of the cluster are still surviving in the market when militancy in the region increased resulting in Military operation in May 2009. The proposed project would support in revitalization of the industry in the region and would also help in revival of the closed silk manufacturing units.

BENEFITS TO THE SECTOR/SMEs

The common facility center will offer the following services:

  • Provision of machinery for business purposes at nominal charges
  • Training services to enable Washing / Dyeing / Pressing capabilities
  • Training services to enable Designing / Branding & Marketing capabilities
  • Training services to assist in Costing, Management, Book Keeping

CONTACT DETAILS OF PROJECT DIRECTOR

Provincial Chief
SMEDA Regional Office
Ground Floor, State Life Building, The Mall, Peshawar Cantt.
Tel: 92-91-111-111-456, 92-91-9213046-7 Fax: 92-91-286908

Project Name: Sports Industries Development Centre (SIDC), Sialkot

Location: Sialkot, Punjab

Project Cost: Rs. 435.637 Million

Current Status: Project Completed and is now Operational, Rendering Services to the Local Sports Goods Industry

INTRODUCTION

Sports Industries Development Centre (SIDC) is a project of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) funded by Ministry of Industries and Production (MoI&P) Government of Pakistan, to help sports goods sector to adopt new technology of Mechanized Thermo Laminated Balls by providing the production facilities for SME’s, Technical Advisory Services, Mold Making Machinery Services and Training to Manpower.

SIDC proudly introduce itself as ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturers of Bladders, Thermo Laminated Soccer Balls, Futsal Balls, Rubberized Basketballs, and Volleyballs using state of the art technology.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • Facilitate in sustaining Pakistan’s position in International market of inflatable balls in general and soccer ball in particular.
  • Develop prototype sample & manufacturing of bladders, thermo balls, basket balls and valley balls for the industry.
  • Training of workers in mould/rubber technologies / mechanized ball.
  • Provision of manufacturing facilities for SMEs to secure their export orders for mechanized inflatable balls.
  • Develop quality vulcanization and pasting molds.
  • Provide services for reverse engineering.

BRIEF PROFILE OF SECTOR

Sialkot is internationally known as a producer of good quality products in sports, surgical instruments, leather garments, gloves & accessories, sportswear and musical instruments. Around 400,000 plus people are engaged directly or indirectly with export activities. Annual export earnings of the city are around US $ 1 Billion.

Sports goods sector is the main export sector of the city with total exports of US $ 450 million per annum. Sialkot caters to around 70% of total world demand of hand stitched inflatable balls which translates into around 40 million balls annually worth US $ 210 million. These balls are produced by a workforce of nearly 60,000 and exported to world markets by 1,000 plus entrepreneurs, majority of which fall under SME definition.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

Setting up the Sports Industries Development Center (SIDC) is the core initiative in the strategy of infusing Mechanized inflatable ball technology in the local industry. The installed capacity on single shift basis is 3,500 balls per day (Thermo balls, Basket Balls, American Balls, Volley Balls and Bladders). However, it may be enhanced in two shifts depending on the need.

PROJECT STATUS:

Project has completed and Project Inauguration was laid on March 01, 2018 by honorable Federal Minister for Industries & Production.

Thermo ball, Basket ball, Bladder, Workshop and Laboratory machines/equipments are installed, commissioned, tested and providing services to local industry as per requirement within available facility. SIDC thermo balls got approval from FIFA and IMS through client. SIDC basketballs got approval from IMS through client. IPR registration is under process.

FACILITIES PROVIDING TO SMEs AND LOCAL INDUSTRY

  • Manufacturing Facilities:SIDC project providing manufacturing facilities of high quality Bladders, Basketballs, Thermo balls, Hybrid Ball, Volleyballs, American Balls, Rubber Nozzles and yarn winding of bladders to SMEs and local industry as per requirement within available facility.
  • Laboratory testing Facilities:All types of tests as per FIFA standards for thermo ball, basketball as per FIBA, bladder & raw materials.
  • Workshop Facilities:All kinds of cutting Dies, Molds & some types of bending Dies. Processing & reshaping of small and medium sized mold cavities as well as shaping of specialized high strength spare parts. Cutting flat or formed surfaces on work pieces especially with high efficiency. Samples of surgical parts as well as of cutlery items.
  • Advisory Services: Advisory Services to local industry for setting up new production unit of thermo ball, basket ball, volley ball and bladders. Advisory Services to local industry for Trade mark and Pattern registration in Pakistan & foreign countries.
  • Training of Manpower Facilities: SIDC providing training to manpower from local market in bladder section, thermo section, basketball, workshop, Boiler and Electrical Sections. SIDC has given training 300 plus students in different sections among these trainees mostly trainees are working in different organizations. Training is also under process with collaboration of National Vocational Technical and Training Council (NAVTTC) and Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF).

ACHIEVEMENTS / OUTCOMES

  • Manufactured almost 1,600,000 bladders, 258,500/- yarn winding of bladders, 1,700,000/- Rubber Nozzles, 54,000 Thermo balls and 30,000 basketballs for the local industry up to December 2018. Volleyballs and American balls samples are also developed for the industry.   
  • SIDC has facilitated/ help about 11 companies for setup of their own thermo units by making their linkage with the imported machinery suppliers and many through reverse engineering.
  • SIDC is an ISO 9001:2015 QMS certified organization.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Mr. Muhammad Sarwar Hanif
Project Director - SIDC
14-KM, Motra Adjacent to Imam Bukhari University, Daska, District Sialkot
Cell: 0300-5528285
Tel: 052-6227309-10
Fax: 052-6227311
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.sidc.org.pk

Sialkot Business and Commerce Centre

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Main objectives of the project are to promote and export of products from Sialkot based Industries, provision of business infrastructure facility for exporters especially SMEs and provide One-Stop-Shop for International buyers. 

BRIEF PROFILE OF SECTOR

Sialkot is a major export oriented city of Pakistan. Sialkot is known internationally as a producer of quality products in sports goods, surgical instruments, leather garments, gloves & accessories, sportswear and musical instruments. The local craftsmen produce immaculate products while export oriented entrepreneurs ensure that products reach international destinations. Presently 400,000 people are engaged directly or indirectly with export activities. Annual export earnings of the city are more than US $ 2 billion.

Sialkot city is under a process of development, the concept of marketing products is taking grounds with an objective of increasing exposure to international markets, industry people need business infrastructure to secure as marketing and selling hubs. There is increasing need of giving our products more exposure and making them reachable for the customer. Another important thing is that business visitors avoid hassle of visiting multiple locations so if they are provided with single place where they can find a full representation of the industry. Sialkot Business Center can help in achieving these targets.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

Keeping in view the importance of display and export potential of SMEs in Sialkot City, this project is related to setting up a Common Facility Center. Apart from product display the Business Centres provide a venue for business meetings, facilitate business to business communication using modern facilities e.g. internet, fax, and other e-commerce tools. Sialkot Business and Commerce Centre (SBCC) is an eight storey building with total covered area of approximately 101,823 sq ft.

BENEFITS TO THE SMEs

Sialkot Business & Commerce Centre, Sialkot is a shared facility and is offering following services:

  • Exhibition Halls
  • Auditorium and Meeting Rooms
  • Business Incubation Offices
  • Residential Rooms
  • Business Facilitation Centre

CONTACT DETAILS:

Mr. Fouzan Muhammad
Project Director - SBCC
C/O Paris Road
Sialkot
Tel: 052-4263305, 4263310
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.sbcc.org.pk

SME Subcontracting Exchange - Gujranwala

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Main objectives of establishing a Subcontracting Exchange is making SMEs competitive through developing inter-firm linkages, promoting large scale manufacturing to procure/subcontract from smaller firms in clusters facilitating Small Enterprise creation & growth. Other objectives of the project may include:

  • Strengthening backward & forward linkages
  • Developing inter-firm linkages
  • Business Match making
  • Induce competition among vendors:
  • Small enterprise growth through graduation to higher levels of technology & integration with global supply chains

BRIEF PROFILE OF SECTOR

The light engineering sector consists of home appliances manufacturing, fabricated metal products, metal forging & fabrication, auto parts, surgical instruments, textile machinery and others. In the light engineering fan cluster alone (Gujranwala/Gujrat), 89% assembling units operate as small sized units, 8% assembling units are medium sized while only 3% are large sized quality fan core makers and recognized brand assembly units (4 to 7). Small units comprise 47% of total electrical fan assembly, followed by assembling volume of medium sized assemblers (25%) and large sized assembling units (28%). Similarly, in the surgical sector, there are between 2000 – 3000 vendors employing more than 50,000 people.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

The Subcontracting Exchange shall serve as a conduit for technology transfer and raising technology levels prevalent in the industry at present. It shall induce large enterprises & TNCs to invest in small vending industry to meet their own requirements. The Subcontracting Exchange will initially target 2 -3 sectors of the vending industry feeding the light engineering manufacturing sector

BENEFITS TO THE SMEs

SME Subcontracting Exchange shall facilitate in:

  • Developing Technical database detailing capacities of SMEs
  • Providing Common Facilities to SMEs for R&D, testing and quality standardization through other public sector funded initiatives
  • Organizing events to bring together SMEs and LEs for understanding each other’s needs and requirements
Follow Us