Plastics manufacturer expands to Mindanao

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(FROM LEFT:) Manly Plastics, Inc. Vice-President for Finance Valerie Co, Vice-President and Treasurer Vic Co, and President Virgilio Co sign an agreement with Anflo Industrial Estate (AIE), represented by Damosa Land, Inc. Vice-President Ricardo F. Lagdameo.

DAVAO CITY — Manila-based plastics maker Manly Plastics, Inc. will soon occupy a 1.1-hectare area at the Anflo Industrial Estate (AIE) in Panabo City.

“We are bullish that this will attract more investments here in the (Davao) region and generate more revenues and employment for the locals,” Ricardo F. Lagdameo, vice- president of Damosa Land, Inc., said in a statement. AIE is owned by Damosa Land.

The plastics company is the 14th locator in the economic zone.

Founded by Co Bun Ting and his wife Co Po Ty, Manly Plastics claims to be “the largest provider of end-to-end plastic product solutions in the Philippines — capable of everything from mold engineering to fabrication, mass production to decoration.”

Manly Plastics’ AIE facility is intended to cover the Mindanao market. Among its products are those used in automobiles, appliances, beverages, electronics, furniture, and material handling.

Other locators that inked deals with AIE this year are Japanese company Packwell, Inc. and Chinese firm Zhenzhi Corp.

Other companies operating at the 63-hectare agro-industrial ecozone are Del Monte Fresh Produce Philippines, First Panabo Tropical Foods Corp., Phildutch Polymer Inc., Davao Packaging Corp., CAMECO Realty Development, PMR Pallet Ltd. Co., Fermon Corp., Southern Harvest, and Lane Holdings, Inc. — Carmelito Q. Francisco