Sep 22, 2017 Last Updated 11:49 PM, Sep 19, 2017

$40m biscuit factory

The new FMF complex outside Lami, on the outskirts of Suva. The new FMF complex outside Lami, on the outskirts of Suva. Photo: Supplied
Published in 2017 July
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From humble beginnings, FMF Foods expands

WHAT started as a flour mill in 1973, which imported premium Australian wheat and milled flour, has now become a household brand across the Pacific, venturing into other businesses, biscuits in particular. Well-known for its quality products, the company changed its name from Flour Mills of Fiji, which the FMF originated from.

With a vast range of food products, it was only appropriate to reflect this in the company name which changed to FMF Foods Limited in 2011. While the name of the company and its profile may have changed over the years, its original commitment towards customers remains unchanged, if only stronger.

This is evident in the construction of the $40million FMF Foods Ltd biscuit factory, along the Queens highway in Veisari. This investment is set to inject thousands of dollars into the economy, employ 120 directly and an equally number indirectly engaged, benefiting around 250 families when the factory is in full operation. According to the FMF Group of Companies managing director Ram Bajekal, the new biscuit factory had been constructed to manufacture biscuits largely meant for the Melanesian market.

“The need for a new factory was felt when the company realised that the existing factory at Walu Bay was not sufficient to meet the entire needs of their market,” Mr Bajekal said. Biscuit brand Raun Raun will be manufactured in the newly constructed factory alongside other brands.

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