Japanese firm eyeing PH

Global leader in print technology drawn to Peza


A Japanese manufacturer of printers and projectors plans to set up a production facility in the Philippines, lured mainly by the attractive incentive packages offered by local economic zones.

Takashi Ishigami, president of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines Inc. (JCCIPI), said that many Japanese manufacturers are looking at alternative places to set up shop, and the Philippines is one of the candidates.

He noted that, last year alone, several Japanese firms decided to do business in the Philippines. Among them are printer companies Canon Inc. and Brother Industries Ltd., toy manufacturer Bandai Namco Group, and electronics manufacturer Funai Electric Co. Ltd., which took over the inkjet business of Lexmark International.

According to Ishigami, the interested Japanese firm, whose line of business is similar to Canon, Brother and Epson, is considering putting up a facility at the Lima Industrial Park in Laguna.

Ishigami declined to identify the company because studies are still ongoing.

The said Japanese firm is also reportedly looking at other countries in the region like Vietnam as alternative destinations, he added.

However, Ishigami is hopeful that the Japanese company will pick the Philippines as its preferred investment destination.

According to him, he described to the printer manufacturer the various incentives that could be tapped once they put up a facility in an area covered by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza).

At present, this “big” and “famous” Japanese company does not have any existing production facility in the Philippines, nor in any other country in Southeast Asia. This means that, if the planned investment were to push through, the proposed manufacturing plant in the Philippines would be its first in this region.

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  • delpillar

    If Brothers, Canon, Epson, Lexmark (Funai and Bandai) are already in the Philippines, the remaining Japanese Printer/Ink manufacturers are:

    Cartridges and Toners
    Toyo-Ink K.K.
    Alps Printer/Ink
    Ohm-Electric K.K. => (makers of canon, brothers and epson clone cartridges with already very big production assembly plant in China)
    Eco-Rica K.K. (makers of canon, brothers and epson clone cartridges with already very big production assembly plant in China)
    Praisir K.K.
    Jits K.K.

    (China is the enemy of Japan, there is no doubt about that. And Chinese people were oriented or brainwashed since birth to hate Japanese. So it is better for the Japanese companies to diversify manufacturing base outside China)

    Just for INK (already has manufacturing base in China):
    Union Chemica K.K.
    Arvel K.K.
    Sanwa Supply K.K.
    Elecom K.K.

    There several Japanese Ink makers in which the ink are used in industrial and mass-printing like Printing Press but I still doubt whether they need to invest outside Japan.

  • WeAry_Bat

    Hello Japan. You are only feeding a snake called China.

    Pull out your companies and bring them here.

  • CmdrAdobo

    No brainer. Western Visayas and Central Visayas are good places. Good schools, nice beaches, and not chaotic as Manila.

    If you put more jobs in manila, many people will immigrate there and will be more populated.

  • pfckulapu_parin

    PDI tinitira ko naman ang mga makakaliwa. Baka mamaya ireset nyo tong balita. At mabura yung mga comments ko… Daming besis ko nang nahalata…

    Yung original kong account naka block if ang topic ng balita tongkol sa mga makakaliwa…

  • pfckulapu_parin

    Sana di mapasokan ng KMU……

    Noong dekada 80’s at 90’s ang kasagsagan ng WELGA ng KMU maraming pabrika ang nagsara at maraming nawalan ng trabaho. At yung nagsarang Foreign company ay lumipat sa CHINA.. Bakit kaya, diba ang China din ang nagbigay pondo ng ating mga lokal na komunista… Mag-isip isip tayo…

  • Garo Ungaro

    Progress is a two way street…Japanese is a good example of good quality workmanship and highly discipline business, we hope we can learn a lot from them and make them feel that we are ready to do something in own backyard…A welcome changes…?

  • Pinsan_ni_Mang_Kanor

    Alam ko yan….EIKKI

  • boboposter

    Mataas kuryente at gasolina dito. Lipat na lang kayo sa ibang bansa.

    • Ramil Abalon

      hanep ng isip mo ikaw ang lumayas….

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