Monday, 6 October 2008




Executive Summary

HUFRA-COMPU-TECHS (hereinafter referred to as “HUFRA” or the “Company”) was incorporated in June 2002 as a private limited liability company under the laws of Ghana. The Certificate for commencement of Business was obtained on 4th June 2002. The Company is geared towards providing services to clients in the mining, automotive, agricultural sector and large-lot manufacturing industries in Ghana and other West African countries. HUFRA intends to expand its activities to provide sub-contract design and general manufacturing engineering services.

The objects of the Company are set out in its Regulations are as follows:

Computer Aided Design (CAD),
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and
General Engineering Services.

HUFRA’s principal place of business is located at the free zone enclave at the Tema Export Processing Zone. The manufacturing facilities of the Company are also located in the same place as the principal place of business. The location is also has been designated to have several facilities including direct power supply from the VRA.

Business Activities
HUFRA is a sub-regional designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in precision computer numerically controlled material-cutting machines. The business activities of HUFRA includes the design, manufacture, service/repair and reconditioning of machines and machine parts through the utilization of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) technologies. The Company relies on high precision computer controlled material-cutting turning machines, grinding machines, and vertical machining centers, and accessories related to those machines in its machining activities. The technology allows the company to deliver products that are known for accuracy, reliability, durability and value.

HUFRA creates precision parts for the mining, hydraulic equipments & earth moving machinery; automotive OEM spare parts and after market fitting equipments; agriculture pre-harvesting tractors, tools, accessories, spare parts & post-harvesting agro-processing machinery; construction and crane machinery; medical machinery, implants and human parts; marine and boat engines, winches and machinery; telecommunication spare parts; oil production machinery

HUFRA’s machines are generally computer controlled and use commands from an integrated computer to control the movement of cutting tools, grinding wheels, part positioning, and in the case of turning and grinding machines, the rotation speeds of the part being shaped. The computer control enables the operator to program operations such as part rotation, tooling selection and tooling movement for a specific part and then stores that program in memory for future use. The machines are able to produce parts while left unattended when connected to automatic bar-feeding, robotics equipment, or other material handling devices designed to supply raw materials and remove machined parts from the machine

Land Building, Plant & Machinery
The Company operates from the free zone enclave in the Tema Export Processing Zone, having been registered under the Free Zones Act, as amended. HUFRA currently operates from a rented premises with the factory floor measuring approximately 0.5 acres x 1 acre square foot more or less. The company has however acquired a piece of land within the free zone enclave which is earmarked for future expansion and relocation. The land measures 2 acres square more or less is earmarked for the construction of the administrative and factory building from 2009 after fund raising activities.

Project Description
HUFRA’s project involves the use of computer-based software to assist engineers and machinists in machining or prototyping products components. The company boasts of an ultra-modern facility that features CAD/CAM application tools and computer numerical controls machine tools driven and powered by a state-of-the-art fast and modern computer processes mounted on a network platform to improve communication. CAD/CAM technology allows the design and manufacture of a precision- engineered part as the CAD application software tools generate 3D solid models and 2D drawings. The CAM application tools generate numerical-controlled (N-C Code) and a virtual reality simulation of the machining process, while the verified NC-Code controls the operations of the CNC capable machine tool. A Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) is used for reverse engineering and inspection of finished parts. This ensures that the component is accurately designed and machined, while scrap and machine tool collision is avoided.

HUFRA’s equipment line include 5-Axix CNC Mill-Turn Machining centre, 3-Axis CNC Vertical Machining Centre and 2-Axis CNC Lathe Turning Centre. Other machines used at the company’s facilities include CNC Surface, ID, OD grinders, automatic saw, TIG, MIG, and ARC welding sets with rotary welding positioner. The Company’s entire workshop facility thus allows it to design cost effective spare parts ranges for imported machinery and also repair and/or recondition most other engineering equipment-hydraulic cyliners.

The Company designs and manufacture with commercial sharing standard replacement parts;

· for any worn physical machinery’s parts,
· specialised machinery and special purpose equipment,
· obsolete parts for very old machineries,
· bespoke created parts,
· prototypes,

Products and End Users
HUFRA’s main business will be the design, manufacture, service, repair and recondition of such items as:

· Mining, Hydraulic Equipments & Earth Moving Machinery;
· Automotive OEM Spare Parts & After-Market, Fitting Equipments;
· Agricultural Pre-harvesting Tractors, Tools, Accessories, Spare Parts & Post-harvesting Agro-processing Machinery;
· Construction & Crane Machinery;
· Marine & Boat Engines, Winches & Machinery;
· Telecommunication Spare Parts; Oil Production Machinery.

The targeted end-users of HUFRA’s products will be those in the automotive sectors either as dealers or repairers, mining companies, agricultural sector operators and manufacturing sector operators. In terms of market coverage, end-users will be principally in sub-regional countries as Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea and Chad where there are major mining activities.