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The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) approved the survey to be conducted by the Department of Science and Technology - Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) of metalworking companies particularly those engaged in metalcasting and heat treatment processes to determine the present condition of the industries. The survey will cover the general, market and technical profile, including the problems, issues and concerns, and business outlook for the next five years. Through this survey, the DOST-MIRDC will come out with industry studies that will be used by decision makers, specifically the policy makers, policy implementers and members of the industry in formulating recommendations for facilities upgrading, personnel development and investment incentives. The previous survey on welding sector accounts to 1,041 actual respondents and is now on its preparation of the aggregate industry study.

Presently, the survey team identified 85 metalcasting companies and 63 heat treatment firm respondents. The team is now farming out survey invitations and forms to all the identified potential company respondents from the metalcasting and heat treatment sectors.

The government will be able to generate better programs including training, consultancy and financial assistance in order to boost the industry’s competitiveness through the survey.  Participation in the survey will spawn significant advantages for the respondent-companies as they will be the ones to greatly benefit from the future programs of the government. The survey is an initiative undertaken by the DOST-MIRDC to attain the realization of its vision of a globally competitive metals, engineering and allied industries.

 ATTENTION

Managers, Owners and Supervisors of metalworking companies engaging in metalcasting and/or heat treatment

Here is an opportunity for you to be counted and make a significant mark in the study. Attached are the survey questionnaires for Metalcasting/ Foundry and Heat Treatment.  Kindly send the filled-out survey questionnaire to us via fax (837-0479) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Mr. Robert O. Dizon
Executive Director
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Address: Department of Science and Technology (Metals Industry Research and Development Center)
City: Taguig
State: NCR
Postal/Zip Code: 1631
Telephone: 837-0431 to  38
Fax: 837-0613
Local: 401

Dr. Agustin M. Fudolig
Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Research and Development
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Telefax: 838-7876
Telephone: 402

Engr. Jonathan Q. Puerto
Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Research and Development
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Telefax: 838-7879
Telephone: 102

Mercedita G. Abutal
Chief, Planning and Management Division
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Telefax: 839-1721
Telephone: 449/450

Aurea T. Motas
Chief, Finance and Administrative Division
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Telefax: 839-1722
Telephone: 430

Dr. Danilo N. Pilar
Chief, Technology Diffusion Division
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Telefax: 839-1720
Telephone: 464

Dr. Rio S. Pagtalunan
Chief, Analysis and Testing Division
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Telefax: 838-7878
Telephone: 480/481/482

Engr. Rodnel O. Tamayo
Chief, Materials and Process Research Division
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Telefax: 808-9138
Telephone: 520

Engr. Fred P. Liza
Chief, Prototyping Division
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Telefax: 837-1719
Telephone: 101/116

 

The Metals Industry Research and Development Center held a Consultative Dialogue participated in by representatives from the electroplating sector on October 19, 2016 at the MIRDC Silver Auditorium. Industry players joined the Center in discussing and formulating appropriate solutions to relevant issues to help boost the electroplating sector. Dr. Danilo N. Pilar, Chief of the Technology Diffusion Division (TDD) of the MIRDC presented the draft of the Philippine Electroplating Industry Study and actively facilitated the dialogue. The objectives of the event were a) to validate the accuracy of the information gathered during the 2015 survey; b) to seek the industry’s insights on the various concerns of the survey respondents; and c) to finalize the 2015 Philippine Electroplating Industry Study for publication and distribution. Mr. Ruperto C. Magno, former president of the Philippine Electroplaters Association and the Chief Executive Officer of Chrome Dazzler Corporation, was among the participants who generously contributed to the discussion. Other participants are from Brillo Semicon Plating Services; First Aerocote Surface Technology, Iron Lady and Design Finishing Works, Master Coating, Sanno Manufacturing Phils., Van Der Horst Technologies Phils., Inc., Bine Phils., Inc., Rollmaster Machinery and Industrial Services , Neco Chemicals and Pure-chem Technology.


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Some of the most relevant matters discussed in the dialogue resulted to the following inputs and recommendation: a) electroplating companies are in need of training for employees; b) the electroplating industry in general seeks reliable service providers for rectifiers; c) the industry players feel positive about the business opportunities being created by the booming aerospace industry; d) electroplating company owners recognize that the best way to gain customer loyalty  is to give quality service. The participants also gave their insights about long-term solutions to enhance productivity of the electroplating industry. 

 

One of the most pressing challenges faced by the industry is environmental compliance. Company owners are recommending the setting-up of common service facility where electroplating companies can bring their wastewater for treatment at reasonable fees. Also, the industry players agreed with the idea of re-establishing the Philippine Electroplaters Association (PEA) because of the many benefits that industry association membership can offer to them. Mr. Virgilio F. Lanzuela, immediate past president of the Metalworking Industries Association  of the Philippines (MIAP) and CEO of the Rollmaster Machinery and Industrial Services Corp. shared with the group that through the PEA, a proposal for the establishment of a common service facility for waste water treatment may be submitted for funding considerations by DOST. 

 

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Mr. Ruperto C. Magno of Chrome Dazzler Corporation emphasizes the need to unite and be able to move forward.

Mr. Rolly Tan of First Aerocote Surface Technology shares their experiences as a player in the aerospace industry.

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Mr. Virgilio F. Lanzuela of Philippine Die and Mold Association & CEO of Rollmaster Machinery and Industrial Services Corporation explains the benefits of having an organized industry association.

Ms. Ocampo of Van der Horst cites a scenario wherein the industry will be losing revenues due to product related issues.

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 Mr. Rommel Baldevarona of Sanno Manufacturing, Phils.  Ms. Benigno of Neco Chemicals
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 Ms. Marriane Malimata of Pure-Chem Technology  Ms. Corazon Rodriguez of Chrome Dazzler Corporation
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 Ms. Aragona of Chrome Dazzler Corporation

Mr. Leal Brillo of Brillo Semicon Plating Services

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Ms. De Asas of Chrome Dazzler Corporation

 Ms. Verde of Master Coating
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 Ms. Zalda R. Gayahan of MIRDC  Left to right: Ms. Rhodessa Grace A. Mercado, Ms. Zalda R. Gayahan, Ms. Mercedita G. Abutal, and Ms..Lina B. Afable of MIRDC
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