Sep 18, 2015

Brother Industries Ltd. inks ‘cooperation’ pact with PH gov’t


Brother Industries Japan vows to support the economic growth of the Philippines

Cooperation pact. A ‘cooperation’ pact was signed between Brother Industries Ltd and the Philippine government, whereby the company agreed to cooperate with the latter in growing its business, while positively contributing to the country’s economic growth. In photo (L-R): Philippine Secretary of Department of Trade and Industry, Gregory L. Domingo; Director General of Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Lilia B. De Lima; President Benigno Aquino III; Brother Industries President, Terry Koike; and Secretary to the Cabinet Office, Jose Rene Almendras.
MANILA -- Japanese owned manufacturing firm, Brother Industries Ltd. recently signed an agreement with the Philippine government, whereby the company promises to cooperate with the latter in growing its business, while positively contributing to the country’s economic growth.  

Brother Industries President Terry Koike penned the agreement during the recent state visit of President Benigno Aquino III and key members of his Cabinet in Japan, where Koike was among the executives of Japanese manufacturing firms who met with the Philippine delegation.

Koike said, “It is important for Brother to strengthen trust relationships with the Philippine government, which provides necessary support for businesses like ours to thrive. In the same way, it is also vital for the government to generate significant jobs and revenues from industries.” 

During the meeting, Koike requested the Philippine government also represented by Philippine Economic Zone Authority Director General Lilia B de Lima, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory L. Domingo, and Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras, to further improve infrastructure and human resource skills training in the country. 

More specifically, Koike emphasized the need for the Philippine government to build key infrastructures like roads and ports, and to strengthen the foundation for developing engineers specialized in mold design and automation, among other skills needed by the industry.

Pres. Aquino’s team had, in turn, assured Koike that budget allocation for improving infrastructure has been significantly increased, and that a second highway between Manila and Batangas will be built to improve access to ports.

Aquino, who was the guest of honor last August 2013 at the opening ceremony for Brother Industries’ new manufacturing plant in Batangas, also praised the company for its growth.

After two years since it started operations in the country, the number of Brother Industries Philippines manpower complement has grown markedly during FY2015. 

Koike said. “I have been calling on all of our employees to contribute towards the company’s growth, hoping that our sales and production in the Philippines will increase steadily and that Brother can truly contribute to the Philippine society.”

About Brother International Philippines Corporation 
Brother International Philippines Corporation is one of the sales subsidiaries of Brother International Singapore, Pte. Ltd. Incorporated in the Philippines in 2000, the company today manages an extensive network of provincial offices in Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Naga and Pampanga, as well as an extensive network of distributors and resellers throughout the country. 

Brother is a leader in the development and manufacturing of technologies in the printing, communication and digital imaging industries for homes, SOHOs and enterprises who demand solutions that empower businesses and individuals to communicate ideas in every possible way. A trusted brand worldwide that believes in the “Customer First” approach in all aspect of their business, 
Brother has continuously met the varied needs of their customers through their comprehensive range of quality printing solutions. Brother regional South East Asia headquarters, with fully integrated sales, marketing and services capabilities is located in Singapore. For more information on Brother International Philippines and its products, please call +632 581 9800 or visit www.brother.com.ph. Brother will always be “At Your Side” now and into the future.
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