Sparks Industries

  • Group Name: Sparks Industries
  • Project Name: Sparks Industries
  • Type of Venture: Agro-Processing
  • Sponsors:
  • Start Date: December 31,2011

Description of Project:

Description of Venture: We produce Escoveitched pickle, Bag Juice Syrup and a new Pumpkin sauce. Most of the raw materials including pumpkin, peppers, carrots, chocho and seasonings are purchased from the farmers in the Park Hall community. Six (6) families in the community are impacted by the operation, allowing for approximately 50 persons to benefit indirectly. We also give back to the community in providing scholarship funding to a grade six student at the Park Hall Primary School who is needy and did well in the GSAT exam. The products have been well accepted by the public with the pumpkin sauce and escoveitched pickles sold to supermarkets in Frankfield, St. Ann and Montego Bay and bag juices to the schools, shops and households around the community. In addition, we also sold syrup to Allied Distribution and Marketing, Seaview Road, Stony Hill St. Andrew.

Aim of the Venture:

Becoming one of the leading food manufacturers and distributors of premium quality products in Jamaica.

Objectives:

  • To provide employment for at least 25% of the community
  • To purchase 90% of raw materials from the farmers in the community
  • To have our products in all leading food stores locally
  • To enter Into the International export market

Our Vision:

To produce the highest quality products at International standards in a state of the art facility, while capitalizing on 10% of the world’s consumers of food products.

Our Mission:

Producing standard quality products with raw materials that are of the highest quality in a certified facility.

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Project Data
Currently Employs 6 Persons
Business Plan Yes
Project Value $1,500,000

Needs

Finance to purchase raw and packaging materials, need a juice bag sealing machine.

Challenges

The major challenge being faced is to access finance.

Contacts

Demar Sparks- 430-3276,
Park Hall District,
Trout Hall,
Clarendon,
demarsparks612@yahoo.com
* Data was compiled from socio-economic survey conducted by SDC, 2009. A comprehensive community profile of Rose Heights Community can be obtained at the St. James 1 Albion Road, Montego Bay, St. James.