AAK Organises Symbolic Ceremony At Batangas, Philippines

Friday, July 6th, 2018 | 1420 Views

AAK held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for its new customisation plant at Batangas—the first of its kind in Philippines.

The event was attended by Atty. Joel Atienza, representative and chief of staff of congressman Raneo Abu of the 2nd District of Batangas; Levie Dimaunahan, administrator from the Office of Governor Hermilando Mandanas of the Province of Batangas; Roanna Conti, mayor of the Municipality of San Pascual; H.E. Harald Fries, Ambassador of Sweden to the Philippines; and Atty. Leo Dominguez, chairman of the Philippine-Sweden Business Council within the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI).

Present from AAK were Michael Skriver, president of AAK Philippines and regional director of AAK Southeast Asia; Abhijyoti Majumdar, finance director; Ronaldo Siquiera, project director; and Cristilito Marcojos, AAK Philippines plant manager and vice-president for operations.

The Coconut Industry Investment Fund—Oil Mills Group was represented by Eddie Delima, chairman; Elizabeth Carlos-Timbol, director; Atty. Rehan Lao, incoming president; and Mamerto Bernardo, head of marketing and sales.

The plant is located on a land owned by oils and fats refinery San Pablo Manufacturing Company in Batangas, approximately 100 kilometres south of Manila.

“This new premise will be another plant that will meet the needs of our expected future growth for Philippines or the entire Southeast Asian region,” states Skriver, the president for AAK Philippines.

This marks another important milestone for AAK to further strengthen its presence in the strategically important Asian market.

“With this new operation, we will be able to better manage the local supply chain and export markets. The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia driven by strong domestic consumption. With a fast growing economy, the demand for speciality and semi-speciality edible oils in Philippines is expected to grow strongly.”