Holcim Philippines President and CEO Sapna Sood (third from left, front row) and DCACI President Michael Te (second from left, first row) lead their respective organizations during the signing of the cement supply agreement last February 15. With them, from left, are (first row) Holcim Head of Sales William Sumalinog and DCACI Treasurer Antonio Uy. From left, at the second row are, Holcim Head of Marketing, Innovation and Growth Paul Vu-Huy-Dat, Holcim Mindanao Sales Head Allan Valencia, DCACI Director Pablito Ricafort, Holcim South Mindanao Cluster Sales Manager Hernan Dalisay, DCACI Director Rodante Rodriguez and Holcim Davao Plant Manager Xavier Kennedy.
Building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. has sealed an agreement to supply the cement requirements of a leading group of builders in Mindanao in 2018 to support the sustained development of the region.
Holcim Philippines will provide up to 320,000 metric tons of cement to the Davao Constructors Association Center, Inc. (DCACI), composed of 179 general contractor and builder companies operating in southern Mindanao. The company provided 220,000 metric tons of cement to the group last year.
Through the program, DCACI members can purchase cement at a discount from Holcim’s Davao plant or its designated warehouses in southern Mindanao.
DCACI President Michael Te thanked Holcim Philippines for the sustained partnership, and commended the company’s responsiveness to its members’ needs for pricing support, fast and efficient services, quality products and safe and secure deliveries.
Holcim Philippines President and CEO Sapna Sood said the program demonstrates the company’s support for DCACI as it takes on projects in line with the national government’s infrastructure push in the region.
“We are proud to be a partner of DCACI in the development of Mindanao. Through this program, we are able to give DCACI the proper support to help its members build better with certainty the essential structures for the region,” added Sood.
The Department of Public Works and Highways received a budget Php 640 billion this year, a 40% increase from 2017 as part of the government’s commitment to upgrade the country’s infrastructure. Mindanao is expected to receive a larger share of the infrastructure budget with the government making the development of Mindanao a key priority.
About Holcim Philippines
Holcim Philippines, Inc. (Philippine Stock Exchange: HLCM) is one of the leading building solution companies in the country. The Company has a deep portfolio of innovative solutions fostered by a full range of products from structuring to finishing applications that can help local builders execute with high performance and efficiency a wide range of projects from massive infrastructure to simple home repairs.
With cement manufacturing facilities in La Union, Bulacan, Misamis Oriental and Davao, as well as aggregates and dry mix business and technical support facilities for building solutions, Holcim Philippines is a reliable partner of builders in the country.
Holcim Philippines is also committed to the highest standards of sustainable operations and manufacturing excellence with its plants certified under ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System), ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System).
Holcim Philippines is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the world leader in the building materials industry present in 80 countries with over 80,000 employees.