Pertama eyes full capacity in October for smelting plant

OM Materials is a JV between Australian-listed OM Holdings Ltd and Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd while Sakura is in another joint venture with three partners, namely South Africa’s Assmang Ptd Ltd, Japan’s Sumitomo Corp and Taiwan’s China Steel Corp, seen here. — Bloomberg

KUCHING: Ferrosilicon and manganese alloys maker Pertama Ferroalloys Sdn Bhd expects to run its smelting plant in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu at full capacity in October.

Executive chairman Hirotaka Suzuki said the plant was unable to meet its full production capacity this month as it had planned earlier due to technical hitches.

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