Pakistan’s government is on a mission to improve health and education infrastructure with all urgency, and it is FRAMECAD technology that is helping them meet tight construction deadlines on schools and hospitals -- three times faster than they were four years ago.
“PEBI specialise in schools and hospitals, mainly two storey, and using our system helps them to produce quickly in order to deliver on tight government schedules,” says Henry Haddad, Sales Development Manager at FRAMECAD International FZE.
Sonia Saleem, executive director of the SE Group, believes that FRAMECAD has been a key factor in winning government tenders. “It is very new technology to Pakistan but people are seeing the results and it is certainly much quicker – from our experience, three times faster than normal construction. The manufacturing is so precise and wastage is minimal compared to other systems.”
Sonia says that FRAMECAD was chosen over other alternatives because “it was a complete solution that included design software, highly efficient machines, material supply, after sales services and support.”
Switching from the basic roll formers they were previously using to the new high tech FRAMECAD system was relatively straightforward, says Sonia. “It was simple. FRAMECAD training provides comprehensive knowledge about technology and designing, and we have very close contact with the team in Dubai.”
“Close collaboration with an international technology provider and technical support are very important for us. With FRAMECAD, after sales service has been very good. We have been getting a lot of support from them and they are helping us a lot. Other companies here would just sell you the machine and that’s it – there’s no support.”
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