Fiji is well-positioned in the niche global garment segment to supply short orders at quick turnaround times and with strict adherence to quality assurance. To remain competitive, against garment manufacturing countries such as China and Bangladesh, Fiji garment manufacturers need to maintain low costs of production, work on short orders and ensure quick turnaround times.
Hydra Sports manufactures its own brand of sportswear called Pontoon Sports, which it exports to key markets such as Australia and the UK.
MDF is supporting Hydra Sports to improve operational, production and sales efficiency. This is done through the application of an improved management tool and using modern software to manage and enhance customer interactions. Enhancing production efficiency should lead to higher turnover and translate into additional employment created at the factory. It is envisioned that other players in the market will adopt similar practices and increase operational efficiency.
Faces for Pro-Poor Growth: IT rolling out improvements in Fiji’s garment industry