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Scrap metal processor Kim Hock raises productivity game

Published on Jul 14, 2014 6:08 PM

SINGAPORE - The drive to improve productivity has extended to the waste management sector, with scrap metal processor Kim Hock Corporation unveiling its latest metal shredding and separation plant on Monday evening.

The plant will double the company's production capacity while requiring just 12 per cent more staff.

It will also run on green power, based on the company's experience in biomass waste to energy.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam said at the opening ceremony that maintaining adequate and high quality waste treatment capacity locally is crucial to achieve Singapore's target of a 70 per cent recycling rate by 2030, and its long term aspiration of zero waste here.

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