Mitsubishi PH opens new stamping shop in Sta. Rosa to boost Mirage production

February 16, 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has opened the doors of its new stamping shop within its assembly plant in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. With the facility now fully operational, the brand is set to step up the Mirage and Mirage G4 production, which would help boost the local auto industry.

In detail, the new Mitsubishi stamping shop houses the biggest stamping machine in the Philippines. In this light, MMPC pegs the new stamping shop to produce a whopping 35,000 units per year on a bimestrial shift basis (two shifts per year).

The opening of the shop also reflects MMPC’s efforts to beef up its participation in the government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program. In review, MMPC was the first manufacturer to be part of the program.

The CARS initiative requires that a manufacturer has to locally produce at least 200,000 units to be able to build a solid ground in the program. With the help of the new stamping shop, MMPC is confident that by 2023, it will have produced the required number of units. Furthermore, MMPC has announced that the stamping shop will help increase the production of the Mirage by 35%, a key requirement following its CARS program participation.

Finally, MMPC’s newly-opened stamping shop has one more benefit, and it goes beyond producing cars and improving the auto industry. MMPC’s stamping shop is set to open new job opportunities, thus boosting the country’s employment rates in the process. To date, MMPC’s Sta. Rosa plant has yielded 600 new jobs since its opening in 2015.

(Photos by Paolo Lesaca)

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Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.