CAGAYAN de Oro residents and nearby towns will now have faster and more accessible way of buying cement from Holcim Philippines as it opened its new warehouse in the city last Friday.

William Sumalinog, regional operating head of Mindanao Sales, said opening the warehouse and office in Cagayan de Oro City is part of Holcim Philippines commitment to better serve customers in the region.

“The warehouse and office will make Holcim products more accessible, which is the fulfillment of our promise to serve better our Cagayan business partners and customers. They won’t have to go to the Lugait plant anymore to buy Holcim cement,” he said.

Sumalinog added that the warehouse is Holcim Philippines’s vote of confidence in Cagayan de Oro City’s development path, and a solid proof of the company’s intention to stay in the city market for the long term.

The Holcim Philippines official said customers from Bukidon, Misamis Oriental and Caraga areas are some of the beneficiaries of the warehouse’s opening. Aside from making it easier for customers to do business with Holcim, Sumalinog noted that the warehouse will benefit the community due to the jobs it will create and business it will generate for nearby establishments.

The Holcim Philippines office and warehouse, which can house up to 100,000 cement bags, are located at GTS Building, Corrales Extension, Cagayan de Oro City.

Holcim is one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as downstream activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt.

The Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents.

Holcim Philippines, Inc. (HPHI) is a Philippines-based cement manufacturer and a member of Holcim Group.

Holcim Philippines is involved in the manufacture, sale and distribution of cement to the domestic and export markets. The Company produces four cement products: Holcim Excel, Holcim WallRight, Holcim Premium Bulk and Holcim Duracem.

Its products are sold in bags, jumbo bags and in bulk.

Holcim Philippines operates four cement plants in La Union, Bulacan, Misamis Oriental, and Davao. It currently has 1,500 employees in the Philippines.

PHOTO: Holcim dealer Trinidad Go and William C. Sumalinog, Holcim regional head, lead the ceremonial cutting of ribbon of the newly-opened Holcim warehouse in Cagayan de Oro on Friday. photo by Rolando Sudaria

article from Business Week Mindanao

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