Montego Bay society came out in their hundreds on October 10 to welcome Isratech Jamaica Ltd. to the second city’s business community at a glittering launch event at the company’s new facility in Reading, Montego Bay. After 35 years of operations in Jamaica, the company has expanded its operations into the northcoast of the island with the major investment at the new complex.
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw was the keynote speaker at the launch and was full of praise for the Hodara family, founders of the company: “What is fantastic about them,” Shaw said, “is the technology that they have brought to Jamaica and to agriculture in Jamaica. Karl Samuda, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation with Responsibility for Water, Housing and Infrastructure also addressed the large gathering, along with Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, who thanked the Isratech team for choosing the tourist capital for its Cornwall hub. “Montego Bay is pleased to welcome another major investment to its already impressive collection of world-rated and serious investors,” the mayor said. “We are welcoming a company that prides itself in being pioneers in the expansion of the latest technology in water, agriculture, and alternative energy.”
Both government ministers used the backdrop of the opening ceremony to announce the inception of the recent contract to construct the long-awaited Montego Bay Bypass. Samuda said that the roadway’s time “has not only come but has passed. We need to move rapidly to put that behind us because that will bring about enormous improvements to Montego Bay”.
With operations already in place in Middlesex at Kendal, Manchester and in Surrey at Red Hills Road, Kingston, Isratech’s new facility expands the company’s commitment to sustainable national development by providing fully integrated goods and services to customers with a one-stop concept, offering project engineering and locally manufactured goods to customers in national, municipal, industrial and residential markets.
For customers looking for items in Jamaica’s widest range of of PVC and poly pipe products, as well as a host of infrastructure-related goods for irrigation, water management and energy solutions, the Isratech Cornwall Complex features a 6000-square foot retail outlet, 7000 square feet of warehouse space and a fully staffed engineering and sales office.
Customers at the Montego Bay location will be able to consult with full-time Isratech engineers, getting expert advice on their projects as they seek the necessary components from the many thousand items available.