Wilcon Depot brings third retail store in Batangas
A few hours away from Manila, you can reach a perfect place for that quick getaway you need.
The province of Batangas has long been that ideal destination for those living in the metro who want to enjoy the sea, waves, and scenery without needing to travel too far. And apart from beaches and tourist spots, Batangas is also a big hit for the foodies as the province is also home to the country’s best tasting Lomi and the world famous Kapeng Barako.
Even the local and foreign investors are attracted to this Southern Luzon province since it offers an environment that is enabling and conducive for further growth and expansion. Among such businesses that have sought to make Batangas their home is my favorite home retailer, Wilcon Depot, which has been continuously fulfilling its expansion drive to establish more stores in key cities.
On August 30, I attended the grand launching of Wilcon’s third branch in Batangas. It was indeed a blast. The opening of its newest store in Sto. Tomas formed part of Wilcon’s commitment to provide more homeowners and builders in the municipality sustainable, innovative, and high-quality home improvement products.
Given its desire to provide the home improvement and building needs of Batangueños, Wilcon Depot first entered the province in January 2010 and established its first outlet along Diversion Road, Brgy. Alangilan, Batangas City. This was then followed by the opening of a second branch in July last year, which was located in Lipa City.
Wilcon Depot Sto. Tomas, which is the company’s 55th store, is a must-visit home shopping destination that accommodates thousands of strong, reliable local and international brands in the market. The store has a total sales area of over 11,000 sqm, carrying an array of quality home building materials ranging from tiles, sanitarywares, plumbing, furniture, home interior, building materials, hardware, electrical, appliances, and DIY items.
The grand opening celebration started with a motorcade. I joined the ceremonial ribbon-cutting led by Wilcon Depot president and chief executive officer Lorraine Belo-Cincochan and Wilcon Depot SEVP-chief operating officer Rosemarie Bosch-Ong, together with Franke Kitchen Philippines country manager Banjo De Leon; Kohler Philippines country manager Jonathan Kwong; Lixil Water Technology Assistant country manager Joralyn Ong; Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc. president Jakkrit Suwansilp; Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) director of professional practice IDR. Kathleen Obcemea; ABS-CBN MetroHome editor-in-chief Anton Barretto; and Batangas Rep. Ma. Theresa Collantes.
As the top provider of home improvement supplies and a sole distributor of renowned international brands, Wilcon brings exquisite products and home solutions with highest quality standards and latest innovation and technology features that give value for money. At the same time, Wilcon delivers excellent and unparalleled services to every customer.
Wilcon houses numerous brands to choose from as it carries exclusive top-tier brands like Grohe and Kohler Sanitarywares, Franke Kitchen Systems, Pozzi Bathroom Solutions, Koller Whirlpool Bathtubs and Shower Enclosures, Ariston Water Heaters, Geberit Monolith Puro, Macroair HVLS fans, Bull Outdoor Products, Rubi Tile cutter, and Rehau Premium PPR pipes.
Italian tile brands Novabell, Energie Ker, Gardenia, Imola and Naxos alongside with Spanish tile brands Alcalagres, Grespania, Rocersa, Cifre, Emigres, Keros, Tesany, Onix, Oset, and Eco Ceramica are made available in the Tile Studio inside the store together with Asian tile brands Arte, Sol, Lola, Huanqiu, Verona, Picasso Mosaic, Roman, Mulia, Kia, Basel, and Gemma.
Natuzzi Editions, Heim home interior and housewares, Heritage furniture, and Hamden Kitchen appliances are exhibited at the Living, Kitchen, and Bath (LKB) showroom.
Kasch faucets and bathroom accessories, Sefa specialty bathroom faucets, bathroom accessories, showerheads and kitchen organizers, Crown and Prussia Kitchen Sink, Quartex quartz kitchen sink, Electron Generators, Direct Hardware, Truper tools, Alphalux lighting solutions, Kaze ceiling fans, P.Tech PVC mouldings and Quartz Stone, Forest wood products, and Solutherm PPR pipes and 304 stainless steel pipe fittings are displayed in the DIY section of the store.
Wilcon offers a multitude of services that give customers a convenient shopping experience like free parking spaces, reliable delivery service, and tile cutting service, among others. It also provides a service that allows customers to create their desired 3D layout through a computer software with a cost estimate and product list, all made possible at the Design Hub section inside the store.
Valued customers can also avail of their Wilcon Loyalty Card for free and enjoy promo exclusives and offerings.
After the successful launch of its online shopping site this year, Wilcon’s wide array of products are available to be purchased online by simply visiting shop.wilcon.com.ph.
Now, it excites me even more to shop at Wilcon as it launched the digital version of their loyalty card program. Aiming to bring innovative and convenient shopping experience to their valued customers, the Wilcon Loyalty Mobile App allows customers to earn and check their points, as well as convert their purchases to rewards, after they sign up. Customers can download the app in Google Play Store and soon, the App Store.
Wilcon Depot Sto. Tomas is the company’s fifth store opening this year after successfully launching branches located in Panacan Valle Verde, Davao City; Sta. Barbara, Iloilo; Opol, Cagayan De Oro; and San Isidro, Antipolo City.
Wilcon is currently working on additional store expansions this year in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan; Iguig, Cagayan Valley; Makato, Aklan; and Daraga, Albay. By 2020, Wilcon aims to have a total of 65 retail shops nationwide, barring any unexpected external factors.
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