Fimali Ltd started out in 2000 as a supplier of pumps, valves & industrial instruments especially to major mining companies in PNG.
This was initiated by Mr. Harry Mathers because of his experience and connections in the extractive fluid industry.
In the initial years of the operations, Fimali focused mainly on the sales and installation of engineered specialized pumps and valves including a range industrial control instruments. The company aligned itself with several prominent manufacturers around the world and acted as a distribution agent for these large manufacturing corporations within PNG. The object of this was to ensure that the commissions from the sales of these products were kept in the country to stimulate economic growth within PNG.
Now, there are 32 staff within the operations of Fimali in Madang. There is a fully equipped office and workshop with adequate & secure space for storage of spare parts and other items.
Mr. Harry Mathers – Manager
Mr. Mathers has been managing Fimali since its inception. Prior to this he was employed in the capacity of Senior Sales Engineer with a Brisbane based pump & valve company and was with them for 5 years. In this capacity he was responsible for all sales to PNG and most of the major projects emanating from the major Engineering houses (Kvaerner, Fluor, Clough, etc) in Brisbane. Much of his efforts were directed towards PNG, where he now resides.
Prior to that, he was employed in various engineering and construction activities within the on-shore Oil & Gas industry (Santos/Delhi) in Australia for 13 years. He has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering (QIT), a trade (Fitting & Turning) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Control Engineering (QIT).
Mr. Benbert Toa - Workshop Manager
Mr Toa manages the day to day functions and QA of the workshops in Madang and supervises the onsite works for which Fimali is engaged.
He brings to Fimali close to 20 years of Maintenance Supervisory & Management experience working with a major Timber & Woodchip Mill as their Maintenance Supervisor.
A Mechanical Engineer by Profession, he has many years of experience in Machine & Equipment maintenance, He has safely and effectively managed a large machine shop, welding shop and fitting shop with specific focus on materials handling equipment, process pumps and valves, hydraulic systems and chemical treatment plant.
Mr Toa possesses Project Management skills including budgeting, personnel supervision and resources planning (personnel, equipment & materials) to ensure your projects are started and completed in a timely and cost controlled manner to the required safety, QA/QC and Engineering standards.
Mr. Garry Hull – Sales and Aftermarket Equipment Rebuild Manager
Mr Hull specialises in Sales and Maintenance, Manufacturing and Reliability improvement for capital-intensive organisations, typically in mining, oil and gas, general engineering, defence, lean manufacturing and utilities (water and sewerage) etc.
He is best known for taking a strategic view of asset management, and my ability to develop and implement pragmatic improvement programs.
He has qualifications in Engineering and in consulting and experience in line management roles in these fields for 25+ years across various organisations with assets up into the multi millions.
His key skills include listening and understanding the big picture of asset management and the building blocks needed to develop a successful asset management organisation.
By providing a clear logical vision based on a deep understanding of good asset management practices, and being able to communicate effectively from the workshop to the boardroom, he ensures organisations appreciate that:
- Balancing asset management and operations is critical to maximising profitability
- Improvement requires engagement across the entire organisation
- Simple processes, clear accountabilities and well understood measures are key to improvement and making change stick
The ultimate result is the ability to do more with less – higher availability means more production or fewer assets, while improved productivity means more work or fewer people. Either way, it translates to additional value.
His greatest satisfaction comes from helping people to join the dots on what it takes to be great at asset management, and then helping them to realise that vision.
Mr Hull looks forward to assisting you and your team. So if you have ever any queries, Please do not hesitate in contacting him. He can make himself available for a meet and greet or job opportunity etc whenever you have some spare time.
Fimali is an agency style of company representing overseas manufacturers in PNG combined with in country Manufacturing and Aftermarket Service capability to compliment the overseas imported component. Until Fimali was created, PNG had no manufacturing capability for the type of industrial process control equipment that is required by many companies and operators within PNG. These operators are thus forced to purchase their needs from overseas manufacturers.
Generally this is achieved by purchasing through an Agent. The Manufacturer pays a commission of sale to this agent in whichever country the agent is based in.
Fimali was specifically created to retain these types of commissions as in-country profits to be taxed and used for local economic stimulation.
The local operating company pays the same for the goods whether they pay an overseas agent, then import, or pay a PNG agent who has already imported the goods for them.
Thus by having a PNG based agent, the local operating company pays the same price for the goods needed; they have the advantage of a geographically close agent to provide technical, commercial and aftermarket service; and they directly contribute to improve the PNG economy by promoting internal economic activities and creating high level (Engineering) employment within PNG.
Fimali has focused on 3 main areas of equipment supply, installation and repair expertise:
Several prominent manufacturers from each category have been selected by Fimali as our core ‘Agency Lines’ for sales and installations.
- Pumps & Compressors
- Water & Wastewater Systems
- Other Products
- After Sales Service