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Lucio Tan closes old Tanduay distillery in Quiapo

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MANILA, Philippines—The Lucio Tan group has shut down the liquor production facility of Tanduay Distillers Inc. in Quiapo, Manila, to better manage costs as demand is seen aptly being served by a larger plant in Cabuyao, Laguna.

But Tanduay intends to renovate part of the facility to serve as a museum showcasing its products and distilled spirits production methods, parent conglomerate LTG Inc. disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Thursday.

The production facility in the area was decommissioned effective April 1, the company said, citing the need to reduce costs.

“TDI believes that its current and anticipated future production requirements can be met through its other remaining facilities, which utilize more modern production technologies and processes,” the disclosure said.

The decommissioned Manila distillery had a capacity to produce 30,000 cases a day.  It employed about 150 workers, whose employment Tanduay had to terminate with the shutdown of the plant.  Tanduay compensated the workers who lost their jobs, one source said.

With the decommissioning, Tanduay will rely more on its larger production facility in Cabuyao, Laguna, which has the capacity to produce 100,000 cases of liquor a day or three times the capacity of the Manila facility.  But Tanduay has no plans to transfer the equipment to Laguna.

“TDI expects the Manila facility to serve as backup plant and may temporarily reopen the plant as needed,” the disclosure said.


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Tags: Business , liquor industry , Lucio Tan , News , Tanduay Distillers Inc.

  • pj2003

    The plan to convert part of this distillery into museum is good.. it will be a nice addition to tourist destination in Manila and also a field trip destination by chemistry/chemical engineering students and other related courses.

  • VeTee gdesz

    i hope the company will invest the old distillery as a tourist attraction both local and international, from its humble beginnings until the present day achievements.

    • http://www.facebook.com/billy.reyes.984 Billy Reyes

      its good idea for local tourist, but for foreigners i don’t think so, our whisky does not really belong among the best in the world.
      If you go to Ireland, England & Scotland with their quality of whiskies like Jameson, Bushmills, paddy power etc., it attracts a lot of tourist because of its very well known.

  • motorcyclemama

    Good move.



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