Following the 6.8 hectare deal between Hermosa Ecozone Development Corporation (HEDC) and its latest locator, Sumi Philippines Wiring Systems Corporation (Sumi Philippines), a ground breaking ceremony for the latter was capped at HEIP, Bataan on July 29, 2011.
With the completion of the ground preparation work, Sumi Philippines Wiring Harness Production Facility is scheduled to be operational by March 2012 and is expected to employ up to 3,000 workers. According to Sumi Philippines President Takashi Takagaki, HEIP was chosen from a list of industrial parks for its accessible location and high standards in industrial park management. President Takagaki also cited the country’s generous supply of skilled workers.
Sumi Philippines is an affiliate of Sumitomo Wiring Systems Ltd. Of Japan, and one of Japan’s leading wiring harness manufacturer. The company is registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as an Ecozone Export Enterprise.
Former First District Congressman and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chairman Felicito Payumo, Chairman & President of Hermosa Ecozone Development Corporation Saturnino G. Belen Jr., Mayor of Hermosa, Bataan Danilo C. Malana, President of IWS Realty Corporation Alice B. De Vera, President of Sumi Phils. Wiring Systems Corporation Takashi Takagaki, Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Managing Executive Officer Masami Makido and General Manager Takeshi Morikawa.
SPPI was established in 1989, and through the years, has gained the reputation of being a cutting edge developer of industrial estates through its Light Industry & Science Park projects.
Today, SPPI is highly regarded as one of the pioneers and leaders in private industrial estate development in the country and has the largest hectarage of industrial estates developed, and being developed with almost 800 hectares of aggregate area.