Regarding diversity, spare parts and sugar factories –equipment are being manufactured now at Khartoum Central Foundry, belonging to the company to replace imports.
Foundry was established in 1971 and it was co-financed by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. Since it became a sick factory with a low production of 10 to 12 tons per month, it was transferred to SSC from the Ministry of Industry for rehabilitation. The rehabilitation was envisaged with 3000 tons per year with the same equipment and layout facilities by using latest technologies and aimed at import substitution by producing various castings for local market and particularly for sugar industry viz. boiler furnace grate bars, cane cutting knives, etc.