Degree

Master of Business Administration

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Advisor

Dr. Rameez Khalid

Committee Member 1

Dr. Rameez Khalid, Assistant Professor & Academic Director PGD, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Project Type

MBA Research Project

Abstract / Summary

The purpose of this study is to assess the techno-commercial feasibility of a rotary equipment workshop in Pakistan. Generally, the repair and maintenance industry is responsible for the up-keep of heavy machinery and equipment being used in large scale processes. Given its universal importance to various processes, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have long-standing contracts for repair and maintenance work with clients which often means sending the machines abroad, or replacing the parts altogether.

With special focus on rotating equipment such as turbines, engines, compressors and pumps, this report aims to assess the demand for rotary repair and maintenance services in Pakistan and whether Descon Power Solutions (DPS) can profitably cater to it. The study looks at primary and secondary data with regards to the overall importance of repair and maintenance services to the industry and the techno-commercial viability of this project. Survey questionnaire and in-depth interviews are used to collect information from multiple companies covering five major sectors (Cement, Power, Textile, Paper & Board and Sugar) on various aspects such as demand, competition, site-selection and key financial and technical inputs. Preliminary results indicate that a market does exist for maintenance of rotary equipment in Pakistan.

Given the open-ended scope of the feasibility, the financial model developed allows for changes to some of the assumptions within CAPEX, OPEX, cash flows etc. to assess their subsequent impact on profitability. From a technical standpoint, the project is feasible, given the right location, and most importantly, experienced human capital.

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