Exciting news as Mrs Vima Dhunny-Modlamootoo joins Jeffress Engineering as the face of our new Africa and America’s office. Formerly a sales executive with an International equipment supplier in Mauritius Vima brings with her a significant commercial and technical background looking after our clients in the global sugar industry. With a graduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters degree in Project Management Vima has a solid technical pedigree supported by extensive time spent in sugar factories in multiple countries. Vima’s experience includes time as a quality control officer at Medine Sugar Factory in Mauritius, leading a project implementing integrated core sampling and Near Infra-Red technologies for sugarcane quality in Kenya, and supporting the establishment and upgrade of sugar laboratories for quality determination of incoming cane supply and process measurements in Sudan.
Factory Manager at Jeffress Engineering Mr Nico Petiet said that” Vima brings with her a strong focus on customer support and a desire to develop the best outcomes for her clients in the sugar industry. We are excited to see her active in her new work supporting Jeffress Engineering sugar industry customers across Central America and Africa.”
Vima is based in Mauritius, and visited Australia in February to meet our other employees in our factory and head office in Adelaide.
Please contact Mrs Dhunny-Modlamootoo at if you have any questions
Busco Sugar Milling Co in the southern Philippines is the largest sugar mill in the country, processing around 20,000 TCD and over 2.6 million tons cane each harvest. BUSCO implemented InfraCana technology in 2005 to analyse accurately every individual delivery of sugarcane. InfraCana sugar cane quality analysis technology gave them the ability to analyse up to 1,500 trucks every 24 hours, requiring only 15 staff over three shifts. Analysis of a sample from a truck, taken using core samplers, takes around 90s and provides a range of results suitable for both payment and for forwarding to process control. To date, the two installed systems have analysed over 2.4 million truckloads of sugarcane with little interruption and high reliability.
Infracana sugar cane analysis technology
So how does Infracana sugar cane quality analysis technology assists in a better process control?
Given the incredibly large number of analysis completed on the InfraCana technology, and reflecting the critical role played by the Near Infra-Red technology BUSCO started looking at replacement solutions in 2018, and after considerable evaluation of alternatives, have invested in Jeffco InfraCana 2nd generation technology once again.
Mr Ronnie Ascunsion, Resident Manager and Vice President of Operations at BUSCO said “The Jeffco InfraCana has played a significant part in helping us increase our share of cane supply leading to a more than successful harvest this year”. InfraCana has played a significant role in assisting BUSCO in their goals to continue to be a profitable and reliable manufacturer of sugar and associated products in the Philippines for the last 16 years. We thank BUSCO for their continued trust and investment in our Jeffco products and look forward to a continued valuable and successful relationship in the decades to come.
Do you want to know more about the Infracana sugar cane quality analysis technology? Contact us to have an obligation free discussion.
2020 has been a challenging year for the world, and 2021 is proving to be just as difficult if not more of a challenge. It looks very much like the situation will take a couple of years more to settle down into a new normal. Despite these difficulties in our international markets Jeffress Engineering has had a full order book for the last 18 months throughout this period of CoVid19. And has continued to invest considerable time and energy into new product development.
To support our continued growth we have employed a new Electrical Engineer, Ben Deadman. Ben arrives to us with a wealth of electrical, electronic, automation, software and project management experience. He will significantly expand our capabilities in automation and product development and increase further our capacity in production.
Jeffress Engineering values the business our customers and partners make with us and the relationships we continue to build with our clients across the world. We continue to find ways to improve our product quality and the range of solutions we offer.
Nathan Petiet has joined Jeffress Engineering in a new role as Production and Mechanical Engineer. Nathan will oversee our production activities and provide support in project management roles for new product development and improvements. Qualified with a strong mechanical engineering background and electrical experience Nathan is quickly becoming an asset to our company, making significant contributions already. We welcome him and expect you will meet or communicate with him during his time with us.
Jeffress Engineering facilitated and hosted visitors from Japan and Thailand to the Australian Sugar Industry in October. Researchers and industry representatives explored automation and cane payment solutions during their visit. The Sugar Research Institute (SRI), part of the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB) in Queensland University of Technology was the scene of a very full one day technology workshop at the start of the trip. Professor Ross Broadfoot, Associate Professor Geoff Kent and Phd candidate David Moller and the visitors shared experience across a wide range of topics.
During the trip the group toured NSW Sugars Condong and Harwood sugar mills to see automated processing and advanced cane receivals and logistics in action.
Final visit for the trip was to the farm of Richard Skopp who engaged with the group in advanced discussions of modern cane farming practices, cane payment systems from the growers perspective and other topics.
Overall the group were well received and supported by everyone they met in the Australian Sugar industry. And useful conversation and relationships occurred. Thanks to all involved throughout the trip!