Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation Makes Substantial Investments to Improve Operations

December 1, 2017

(Top photo): Mitsubishi Motors Philippines’ 1.7-hectare Container Yard

As Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) pushes forward with its participation in the government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS), it likewise aims tto boost efficiency of its operations. To do this, the Japanese carmaker’s Philippine subsidiary has made substantial investments in order to achieve this goal.

MMPC recently shelled out P360 million to purchase additional land for a container yard and material handling operations facility. Located within its Santa Rosa, Laguna assembly plant, the said purchase increases the plant’s total land area to 23 hectares from the current 21 hectares. It likewise ups building space from 83,000sq.m. to 120,500sq.m.

The new facilities, which began operating last October, will house locally made parts and Completely Knocked-Down Units. Prior to the opening of the container yard and material handling facility, these units were housed in three storage facilities that MMPC has been leasing.

The move, MMPC executives note, will greatly improve efficiency of operations, as well as the quality of its products. Under the CARS program, MMPC assembles the Mirage  and Mirage G4. MMPC First Vice President for Manufacturing Division, Mr. Arnaldo T. Janolo says, “The reduction in storage, transportation, and MHO cost will further improve the operational efficiency and quality of our products.”

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines’ Material Handling Warehouse facility

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
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