A P100-million factory, owned by the company behind the manufacture of foam brand Uratex, will soon rise in Cabugao Sur, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo.
The factory, owned by RGC Group of Companies, will be put in a 2,000-square-meter lot and is expected to generate 100 additional jobs for the Ilonggos.
Eddie Gallor, executive vice president of RGC Group, said they found the friendly-business climate in Iloilo conducive to the growth of their company, and putting up a business in the province is part of their commitment to expand business in the Visayas.
The company opened last week a Uratex showroom in Iloilo as part of its plan to expand its presence in key cities in the Visayas and Mindanao. It has also opened production centers in Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro.
Other areas such as Tacloban, Butuan, Iligan and General Santos are also being eyed for future development.
Gallor said Uratex is the country’s largest manufacturer of commercial and automotive polyurethane foam products and is considered one of the South East Asia’s leading foam brands. It is a consistent recipient of the Reader’s Digest “Most Trusted Brand” Platinum Award since 2009.
The company expanded into related businesses to address the growing needs of the automotive, furniture, bedding, footwear, textile, garment and food industries.
Products and services include fabrics for upholstery such as chairs, sofa, household furniture, cinema seats, automotive seats and interiors, walls, partitions, office systems, stuffed toys, beddings and sofa beds; and fabrics for lamination.
In Iloilo, initial clients are the West Visayas State University, Colegio de San Jose, Central Philippines University, St. Paul University, Chinese Central Commercial School, Robinson’s Cinema, Church of the Latter Day Saints, Noe’s Upholstery, and BR Chua Enterprises. (LCP/PR)