As part of the company’s expansion plans, Sun Mark plans to construct a 100,000 Sq Ft state of the art distribution centre with underground parking, all weather covered vehicle bays, automated picking facilities and additional office space. The new centre will require further investment of £5 million and it is estimated will reduce loading times by 30% and unloading times by 50% and make the operation considerably more efficient. It should be operational by 2015. This will create many more jobs for the local economy.
The company’s sales are growing at over 30% per annum in spite of the global recession and have done so for over 10 years. The Chairman, Dr Rami Ranger MBE, is optimistic about the future and feels that the growth will continue for foreseeable future due to its brands gaining market recognition over time. He further said that the new site is needed to provide much needed space to accommodate future growth and expansion.
Sun Mark Ltd. exports fast moving consumer goods to 110 countries with staggering results. It is the only company in Britain to have won the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade for four consecutive years and in the process made history. It is also listed in the Sunday Time’s Profit 100 at No. 25, the company’s second entry in consecutive years and up from last year’s position at 33, being one of most profitable companies in Britain.
In Fiji, local distributing giants P Meghji Limited are agents for all Sunmark products.