Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines opened on Thursday its new diaper manufacturing line under the Pampers brand, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.
Located in Cabuyao, Laguna, the new manufacturing line, which is intended to produce premium Pampers products for export to Korea and Vietnam, represents P864 million worth of investment, the department said.
In his keynote address during the inauguration ceremony, Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual said that “this P864-million investment is the direct outcome of a critical economic reform that the Philippine economic team has pushed for since the previous administration—Republic Act 11534, or the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act, or CREATE."
“From the vantage point of the Philippine government, the new diaper manufacturing line will create direct and indirect jobs. Moreover, it will link the Philippines to the global value chain for manufacturing and distributing these diapers across Asia,” he added.
P&G Philippines president and general manager Raffy Fajardo said the company’s “commitment to continuous improvement and innovation of our supply chain technology has enabled us to provide products of superior quality and value.”
“Together with the anticipated boost in sales for the company, this project will also help the economy and boost the country’s export output. P&G has and will always believe in Filipino talent, and this project will also facilitate significant upskilling for employees working on the line,” he said.
Aside from Pampers, P&G's Cabuyao plant also produces the company’s trusted home and hygiene brands, such as laundry detergents Ariel and Tide, dishwashing liquid Joy, fabric conditioner Downy, disposable period pads Whisper, and antibacterial soap Safeguard for the local and export market. — VBL, GMA Integrated News