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Corporate Profile

Our Management Team

Our founder and Managing Director is originally from Ba. A very quiet, thoughtful and friendly natured man who started his working career in his hometown as a young man with well – known engineering firm – Nagan Engineering then IME Ltd and gradually started his own business in Lautoka.

He started Arrow Concrete Limited in 2006, with a team of five together with his eldest son – Late Anil Raju, at Navutu, Lautoka where they mainly produced V-Drains and Roadside Kerbs which were supplied to original customers Fairdeal Earthmoving Contractors Limited & Dayals Quarries Limited.

In 2008 – After being awarded a major Government Tender (supply of Culverts) the growth beginning for Arrow Concrete Limited started as they were awarded more work throughout the whole of the Western Division for a lot of Government projects.

This culvert manufacturing business started a new dimension to the business thus the introduction of Man holes, Pavements, Concrete Poles, Concrete Walls, and garden products.

Appal continues to play a significant role in the business and is regarded very highly with his years of experience which is passed on to the younger workforce. The new plant and corporate office set up along the Queens Highway, in Natabua, Lautoka sees him involved daily in fine tuning a lot of the production and engineering areas. He has also taken up the role of New Projects Manager.

Appal and his Wife travels overseas frequently as a deserving break which they enjoy a lot as they get to visit their 2 daughters, family & friends who live abroad.

Ashwin Raju – Director

Originally from Ba, and After completing high school at the famous Xavier College, he moved to New Zealand to study engineering at the AUT university in Auckland.

Ashwin started work in NZ joining, Maritime & General Engineering Limited as an apprentice and eventually rose through the ranks to the position of Workshop Manager, Ashwin also had a short stint with Hynds Pipes NZ Limited as a service Engineer.

Ashwin moved back to Fiji after having lived and worked for 20 years in NZ, to assist his Father and founder of the business, amidst a growth period which required more hands on deck.

In 2012, Ashwin was fully involved in the business and took over the day to day operations and led the growth of the business which eventuated in successful business opportunities and the introduction of newer product range.

This growth and demand of new products required new machines & equipment, a new sales team to deal with the growing customer base, and the setting up of a brand new complex which houses the engineering and concrete plant, together with the new corporate office at – Natabua Sub-Division, Queens Highway, Lautoka. The Arrow business is fully operational from its new location.

Ashwin is married to Seena and a devoted Father to his two young sons Adan & Adrian. He is also a keen gym enthusiast and loves to ride motorbikes in his leisure time.

Daniel Lal – GM Sales & Operations

Daniel joined the Arrow Group family, coming with a vast range of work experience from various industries that include – Freight, Petroleum, FMCG, Advertising and Infrastructure both here in Fiji and New Zealand.

Daniel migrated to New Zealand in 2006 and returned to Fiji to work for FMF Foods Limited as Head of Sales till the mid of October 2019.

Having worked for International companies that Include Shell Oil & DHL Worldwide,  with a lot of expertise from the Sales & Marketing field, he has been tasked to set up a new Sales Team and the way forward to counter the competitive and ever growing market.

Daniel will need set in motion a more focused pathway to take the Arrow Group to the next level, and also setting up a new branding, marketing strategy.

The setting up of internal processes, structure of the business & Health & Safety Coordination, which will be subjected to changes over the next few years for the enhancement of the business and its sustainability.

Daniel is well known to the business community and is also involved in social and sporting administrative roles and still plays a game of squash on a regular basis.

Daniel is married and has 3 adult children.

Milestonesx

  • 2006
  • 2007 - 2008
  • 2012
  • 2014 - 2015
  • 2017 - Current
Arrow concrete founded in Navutu, Lautoka by Appal Raju and eldest son Late Anil Raju together with a handful of staff. The company began with the manufacturing of road curbs.
Expanded Product Line with the addition of Culverts, V-drains & Septic Tank to the manufacturing process. In 2008 we added another product to our range, the Flush Joint Culverts and won a Government contract to be the primary supplier of culverts.
With healthy business growth, Ashwin Raju (son of owner) joint Arrow concrete after studying and working in NZ.
In 2014 we added another new product to our manufacturing process, Rubbering Pipes. With the increase in demand for concrete products, we introduced new machines to increase production in 2015.
Added an Electric Concrete Pole machine to our production facility. With continued business growth and the need for more room to expand we developed a new warehouse and office, hiring a new General Manager with sales and marketing expertise to join the team. In 2020 we will have a new sales management team.

2006

Arrow concrete founded in Navutu, Lautoka by Appal and Anil Raju. The company began with the manufacturing of road curbs.

2007 – 2008

Expanded Product Line with the addition of Culverts, V-drains & Septic Tank to the manufacturing process. In 2008 we added another product to our range, the Flush Joint Culverts and won a Government contract to be the primary supplier of culverts.

2012

With healthy business growth, Ashwin Raju (son of owner) joint Arrow concrete after studying and working in NZ.

2014 – 2015

In 2014 we added another new product to our manufacturing process, Rubbering Pipes. With the increase in demand for concrete products, we introduced new machines to increase production in 2015.

2017 – Current

Added an Electric Concrete Pole machine to our production facility. With continued business growth and the need for more room to expand we developed a new warehouse and office, hiring a new General Manager with sales and marketing expertise to join the team. In 2020 we will have a new sales management team.