As the global leader in the design, manufacturing and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and solutions, and communication and power supply modules, Murata Inc. consistently living their philosophy in bringing innovations to the world. With their goal in contributing to the advancement of society by enhancing the current technologies and skills, the company has been creating innovative products and solutions that continuously exceeding the customers’ demands and expectations.
Last Friday, March 16, the Japan-based company launched its new haven for Philippine Manufacturing Co. of Murata Inc. (PMM) in Tanauan City, Batangas. The inaugural ceremony was graced by the Japanese executives and businessmen who expectantly celebrated another success of the company. Considered as the largest production site in Asia, PMM held a celebration for this significant event which proved their resolute global standing throughout the years.
The company offers a wide range of applications from mobile phones to home appliances, and automotive applications to energy management systems and healthcare devices. Their products became part of everyone’s daily lives in this constantly evolving way of living.
Senior Executive Vice President for Component for Business Unit Mr. Toru Inoue officially opened the event with his welcoming remarks. Meanwhile, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Ambasador Mr. Koji Haneda and PEZA Deputy Director General for Finance and Administration Mr. Justo Porfiro Yusingco shared their inspirational messages to all the guests.
PMM barely started back in 2012, it became the first manufacturing company of Murata group in the Philippines. According to the PMM President of Mr. Takurou Nakajima, the past six years were not easy and smooth for the company as it faced various issues and difficulties.
“The last six years were not easy for us because we encountered many issues and difficulties from start-up, hiring employees, production set-up and so on. However, with the huge support of our partners, now present this ceremony, together with our hardworking employees, we were able to overcome these challenges and also, we were able to expand our production in just a very short time. As a result, we are here now to inaugurate the opening of our second factory,” he said.
Philippines as the fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia, it became the finest location to invest business for foreign investors. The company already have almost 2,300 employees who diligently stand with their philosophy in processing reliable products to cater customers’ satisfaction, safety, quality of life and efficiency.
Mr. Nakajima added that they considered their employees as their edge from other manufacturing companies. He further emphasized that he admired his Filipino employees for being hardworking and efficient with their job.
At the latter part of his speech, he reiterated that the manufacturing expansion will not only benefit the company but it will positively affect the advancement of the Philippine economic.
“We will commit in front of all of you for the successful expansion of production in this building in a short period of time. I believe that our growth will not only benefit us but also contribute to the advancement of the Philippines,” he continued.
The event has its one of a kind inauguration ceremony as the company executives took part to the forming of the iconic company innovation, “The Cheerleader,” which authenticated the 3S- stability, synchronization and sensing and communication. It symbolizes the dense objective of the company as the game-changer of the technological industry and to honor the established Japan-Philippines partnership. PMM embarks the start of the new phase of breaking new ideas into the market.
As it aims to adapt with the fast-pacing technological development through expanding the production reach, the opening of the second factory manifested the firm goal of Murata Inc. in giving the world’s demands on technology advancement.
PMM General Manager of Finance and Administration ended the event with his closing remarks affirming the goals of the company on the next years.
Despite the cultural differences between the Japanese executives and its Filipino employees, they successfully blended in one harmonious working relationship that holds the towering success of the world’s top supplier of technological components.
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