Trukai Industries

Trukai praises weightlifters for brilliant performance

As the proud sponsor of the PNG Weightlifting Federation for over 20 years, Trukai Industries celebrated the weightlifters’ victories along with PNG.

Repeating his feats at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, Steven Kari snatched gold in the Men’s 94kg Division and broke the Commonwealth Games Clean and Jerk record in the process. 

Dika Toua and Morea Baru were also magnificent in capturing silver in the Women’s 53kg and Men’s 62kg divisions respectively.

Trukai project on target

In a statement the company said it has made steady progress since 2015 to deliver the project.

In August 2017, Trukai announced that it was working with a local land group in the Markham valley, Morobe Province, to grow over 500 hectares of rain-fed rice.

Rice development manager, Humphrey Saese, said significant progress has been made to establish a long-term lease of land for the expansion while additional opportunities for the establishment of irrigated production are also being assessed.

Cost of rice will not increase: Trukai

Trukai Industries CEO, Greg Worthington-Eyre, said while Trukai understands and is deeply concerned over the current economic conditions in PNG, and the pending inflationary impact of fuel price increases, currency devaluation and reduced consumer spending power, it has no plans at this point of passing on the impact of these issues to PNG consumers.

Worthington-Eyre says Trukai’s focus on food security, which includes affordability and quality, is at the forefront and they will be making every effort to support the people of PNG. 

50 bales of rice for Kadovar

East Sepik Governor Allan Bird yesterday received the 50 bales of 1kg rice from Trukai's district sales marketing manager, Caspar Jeffrey.

The rice, as well as 200 cartons of bottled water, will be shipped out to Ruprup (Blup Blup) Island, where the Kadovar people have taken refuge.

The naval ship from the Lombrum Naval base in Manus has since been delivering relief supplies, and will do so again today.

Governor Bird will travel to Ruprup Island today (Jan 13) to see the distribution of the rest of the relief supplies.

Madang joins fight against AIDS

Throughout Madang, banners of the red ribbon signifying the fight against HIV/AIDS have been put up.

Even companies like the Trukai Industries Madang depo have joined in, putting up a banner since Wednesday.

Today, all staff came to work with a red ribbon.

"This is an annual thing for Trukai. We support a lot of health programs, and World AIDS Day is one of them,” said Jillanne Valu, regional sales manager - Momase.

“It's sad to see a lot of people dying from this disease that can be avoided."

Sir John praises Trukai for continued support to sports

He said this after Trukai Industries General Manager-Sales and Marketing, Andrew Daubney, presented a cheque for K500,000 from the Trukai Fun Run to the PNGOC yesterday.

The cheque was to support Team PNG to the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu in December.

Dawanincura said Trukai has been supporting a number of sporting teams and associations which includes the PNG Weightlifting Federation and the PNGOC.

He thanked Trukai and acknowledged their support of PNGOC through the Trukai Fun Run for the last 18 years.

​Modern Trukai rice mill nears completion

With the Trukai Industries rice mill maintenance team working alongside Vietnamese industrial & agricultural machinery company, Bui Van Ngo, installation of the Paddy Rice Mill is now in full swing, with expected completion before the end of September.

In recent months, the rice mill maintenance team has been preparing the area for construction, including upgrading services, installing infeed equipment, ensuring good manufacturing practice standards, organising the fumigation area and refurbishing office space for the new rice mill.

Rice distributor to lower price in 2017

In what was initially a December price reduction aimed at alleviating Christmas budget pressures for its millions of local customers, Trukai Industries reduced the cost of its Roots Medium Grain Rice products by a significant 14 per cent.

The festive gesture has paid major dividends, with Trukai consequently experiencing a major spike in sales.

Trukai Industries CEO Greg Worthington-Eyre said that as a result of overwhelming public response, the 14 per cent reduction will now stand as a permanent price point.

Trukai staff to join police reserve program

 This was made possible through the signing of an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will see select Trukai staff join the RPNGC.

The MoU, which was announced last week at Police Headquarters in Konedobu, Port Moresby, saw Police Commissioner Gari Baki and Trukai Industries CEO, Greg Worthington-Eyre, witness the signing.

“To begin this MoU with the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and its Reserve Police Program, Trukai Industries will provide a core group of eight Trukai security personnel,” said Worthington-Eyre.

Trukai brings festive cheer with major Roots Rice drop

Despite experiencing the same tough economic conditions as other local companies in what has been a tough year for PNG business, Trukai has again prioritised the needs of its customers and wants to help stretch small family budgets in need of a boost at Christmas time.

So the rice favourite has implemented a price drop of 14 per cent to help offset the inevitable extra costs associated with the Christmas season.