DEFY Appliances’ R288 million investment is aimed at effecting improvements through the modernisation of facilities in its KwaZulu-Natal manufacturing plants to ensure business continuity in the company’s production processes, according to the chief executive officer of Defy, Mustafa Soylu.
The appliance producer pledged the investment at the fifth South African Investment Conference held in April this year.
“We are rolling out this investment in the modernisation of factory infrastructure and plants, as well as in the upskilling of our employees. The project includes the automatic retrieval of stock, high speed production lines, a monitoring system, the introduction of new products, the upgrading of network infrastructure, and an upgraded warehouse system. The objective is to improve production efficiency,” says Soylu.
He adds that Defy is also investing in the improvement of quality control by implementing additional automatic controls and integrating them into the company’s new high speed manufacturing lines.
Recently, Defy announced that it will be manufacturing environmentally-friendly fridges and freezers that operate on solar energy only.