Meat processor, Cold Storage Commission’s (CSC) Bulawayo plant is set to commence operations this November, as works to repair equipment and machinery is almost complete.
Commenting on the progress made towards reopening the branch, CSC/Boustead Beef Consultant, Reginald Shoko, revealed that the much-awaited batch of compressor spares had recently been delivered to the Bulawayo plant and awaited engineers to conclude pending works.
“Servicing of four compressors is now completed following the delivery of the first batch of spares in June. The only outstanding key component is the condenser, which CSC is already working on shipping logistic with a Chinese company to have it delivered in the earliest possible time.
“Soon after completion of the work on compressors, condenser and boilers, the cold rooms will be ready to run,” he said.
CSC said it was excited about this development and has since subcontracted Cochrane Engineering Company to repair and maintain it boilers.
CSC’s Business Rescue practitioner, Venani Majoko also confirmed that CSC Bulawayo reopening news was hard on the heels of Masvingo branch, whose deport was already ready to run, with most of its infrastructure in perfect working condition.
“Likewise the Bulawayo deport has the potential to come back to life and recover its market share as potential customers were already lined up awaiting to work with them.”
He added that CSC had a massive cold storage system, which stood apart from its competitors, and no other slaughter house in the country had the rendering capacity and waste treatment capacity as that of CSC.