The Malta Independent 24 October 2021, Sunday

Iron products manufacturer invests €3m in new Hal Far plant

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 08:28 Last update: about 2 months ago

A company that manufactures iron structures has invested €3million into a new plant in Hal Far, economy minister Silvio Schembri announced on Monady.

The increase in demand which General Maintenance Ltd will now be able to accommodate will lead to the creation of about 20 new jobs, including those of engineers, designers, CNC programmers, welders and fabricators. This has led to an increase in the number of workers with the company which now employs 50 people, while it also increases the number of service providers who use it, a fact which in turn can also generate more work.

The €3 million investment covers the structural infrastructure of the hangar, machinery and automation equipment, so that the company can improve efficiency and raise the quality of its product for all its clients, both local and international. With its new capabilities, it will serve as an important service provider, so that our country can continue to modernize its infrastructure.

Schembri said the project which was only made possible through the allocation of around 3,500 square meters of land which INDIS Malta granted to General Maintenance Ltd.

This project is part of the course of action of a Government that wants to ensure the best use of the land available for the industrial sector, so that more investment can be accommodated, he said. This is while INDIS Malta is working on improving the infrastructure of industrial areas in Malta, including that of Ħal Far.

“We are committed to creating an ideal country for investment which will improve the quality of life. The climate of economic resilience that we have managed to achieve together is clearly reflected in the resilience shown by Maltese industries. Ambitious entrepreneurs, who courageously strive to maintain their competitive advantage not only in the local market but also by traversing abroad and seeking to compete with their heads held high in international markets,” said the Minister.

Minister Schembri concluded with a message of encouragement to entrepreneurs, “We are with you to help you grow your infrastructure operations and to open the doors to international business opportunities. In exchange, we expect investment in workers, who are the backbone of the Maltese economy.”

The director of the company, Matthew Camilleri, spoke about how with this assistance from INDIS Malta, General Maintenance will be able to undertake more work and projects both locally and internationally because it will have available the land and tools to continue to build on what it has already created, including recently announced projects. These projects include a 110m long iron structure which was used in the Blata l-Bajda pedestrian bridge project, high security fencing work around the Army Bomb Disposal Unit located at Fort Mosta, the new Enemed fuel storage pipelines in Ħas Saptan, and work on pipelines for a super yacht in Spain.

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