With the pandemic taking its toll on business establishments big or small,
some companies were able to reconfigure their operations and achieved its goals.
Anflo Industrial Estate (AIE) of Damosa Land Inc. (DLI) is one of them.
AIE, which is linked to the Davao International Container Terminal (DICT), is a 63-hectare self-sustaining ecozone located in Panabo City with complete facilities for manufacturing, cottage industries, warehousing, and agro-industrial operations.
From 15 locators, the company has added four additional locators that began operating this year.
“Throughout the year, I kept on speaking on how the Anflo Industrial Estate was one of the prime spots in our portfolio, and sure, this is what the experts were saying, they were saying all along that industrial businesses, warehousing, these were businesses that were resilient, but I’d like to hand it to our team headed by Rannel Flores for ensuring that milestones were met,” said Ricardo “Cary” Lagdameo, DLI head during the virtual DLI Excellence Awards Night last November 27, 2020.
In sum, AIE has able to increase the manpower from the start of the year with about 300 people in the park to about 500 people to date.
“That’s something that we were extremely happy about, it brings joy to our eyes when we see that, despite the pandemic, people are being given job opportunities,” he said.
Aside from this, AIE also saw the completion of four ready-built factories in the project with one of its major locators expected to finish their facility by next month.
“So hopefully they’ll be starting their operations by January of next year,” Lagdameo said.
AIE also started its new project, a cold storage facility, is expected to be operational by February or March next year.
AIE’s local and international locators include Del Monte Fresh Produce Philippines, Phildutch Polymer, Inc., Davao Packaging Corp., Davao Zhenzhi Plastics Corp., CAMECO Realty Development, PMR Pallet Ltd. Co., Fermon Corp., Lane Holdings, Inc., and Packwell, Inc.-all represented by five nations: Philippines, Japan, China, the Netherlands, and the United States.
The estate is registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).