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Awardees & Recipients
Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management
SunPower Philippines Manufacturing Ltd.
SunPower defined its Vision as: "We Change the Way the World is Powered". With a mission of: We will Install at Least 10 Gigawatt of Solar by 2015.
Solar Cell Manufacturing and Module Manufacturing constitute the Philippine Manufacturing operations of SunPower Corporation, the global leader in manufacturing the highest efficient solar modules for homes, businesses, commercial buildings and power plants.
The organization has three manufacturing sites in the Philippines: Solar Cell Manufacturing (Fab1) and Module Manufacturing (SPMM) in Binan, Laguna and Solar Cell Manufacturing (Fab2) in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. Fab1 & Fab2 produce solar cells for delivery to ModCo which assembles solar panels.
SunPower Philippines began in March 2004 which started with 25MW/year and has grown from one (1) production line to twenty (20) lines today with combined output of ~600MW/yr. The overall Solar Cells & Module Manufacturing land area is ~20 hectares. Solar Cell Manufacturing uses state of the art equipment with 21 process steps while Module Manufacturing has 5 major process steps. These process steps enable SunPower to produce solar panel with 20% efficiency, a leader in the world. With the continuous technology aggressiveness of SunPower, they offer to the market 72cell-module, 96-cell module to biggest 128cell-module and aesthetically pleasing design. Hence their slogan is "MORE WATTS, LOOKS GREAT!"
They began with a handful of employee from ~400 to ~5,000 employees and continuously growing. The demographic profile is as follows: Male - 75%, Female - 25%; Education - engineering (80%), technical (10%), and others (10%). Some 95% are college graduates, while 3% have Advance Degrees. Approximately 60% of employees have joined within the last three years. The company is non-unionized, with no record of strikes, and turnover is low at 3.8% with utmost concern for Safety of every employee. SunPower is a strong advocate of Corporate Social Responsibilities and established several company employee committees, donated solar systems to remote schools, provided aids to typhoon victims, and played a big part in project Sinag - the first Philippine solar powered race car that participated in Adelaide Australia in 2007.
Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management
Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc.
Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc. is the result of the merger of two giant companies in the Philippines and Thailand. Mariwasa Manufacturing Inc., the leader in ceramic tile industry in the country and the Siam Cement Group of Companies, a highly respected organization in Thailand and in Asia. The company is established to cater the growing demands of the more scrupulous customers both from domestic and international market.
With the recent trend, industries are moving outside of Manila to the South, which has brought Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc. to its present location. Strategically settled at Brgy. San Antonio, Sto. Tomas Batangas, it has a capability to provide floor, wall and specially designed ceramic tiles. Such ability to cater to the demands of a multi-sectorial level of customers.
The whole tile plant produces a capacity of more than 30,000 sqm.of output daily. Its floor tile plant is capable of producing from simple to complex applications, from plain, marble to rustic designs. The wall tile plant utilizes different technology based on processes which are the double fast firing and 3rd Firing, with the ability to produce plain to printed tiles. The manufacture of intricately-designed ceramic tiles for both floor and wall tiles offer a wide range of products, i.e. listels, borders, singles/spot or accents and murals. These tiles can be applied to residential and commercial areas, hotels, condominiums and other establishments. The wide array of colors & design is also made available for customers' different and varied taste.
Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc. utilizes the latest and effective technology in terms of manufacturing processes for ceramic tiles. It employs highly competent personnel to ensure product quality through the continuous product research and development, and training and development of its personnel. The company also utilizes the assistance of foreign experts to assist both in the research and development and operation. This, further strengthens the edge of Mariwasa in the development of highly competitive products in the market.
Mariwasa Siam Ceramics was formally launched on June 4, 1997. The date marked the first commercial production of its then floor tile plant. The company regularly introduces new design series for both floor and wall tiles to further solidify its position in the market, Mariwasa produces different sizes of glazed wall and floor tiles of various designs, colors and textures.
Mariwasa distributes its ceramic tiles through exclusive and non-exclusive dealers who sell to end-users or retail the product themselves. Mariwasa currently has over 60 active dealers spread throughout the country.
RCM Manufacturing Inc.
RCM Manufacturing Incorporated is a wholly owned subsidiary of Philips Respironics, Hong Kong Limited. It is under the Philips Home Healthcare Solution Division with Headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Home Healthcare Solutions belongs to the Healthcare Sector of Royal Philips Electronics.
Organized in June 17, 1996 and officially started its operations in Subic Bay Freeport Zone in 1997, RCM Manufacturing Incorporated is engaged in the manufacturing of medical devices for Patient Interface and Respiratory Drug Delivery market. These products provide solutions to people with sleep and breathing disorders.
Consistent with Philips Home Healthcare's core practices of hiring the best, retaining the best and accepting no less, the Company boasts of its pool of highly competent Associates comprising of 320 regular and outsourced employees. The Company is 100 percent run and managed by Filipino Managers.
To support the increasing demand for capacity, RCM relocated its entire operations to Carmelray Industrial Park 1 in Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna in June 2006 and is presently conducting its manufacturing operations under the jurisdiction of Philippine Economic Zone Authority.
RCM manufacturing operations comprises of molding and assembly processes. Medical device components made from Liquid silicon, silicon rubbers and polycarbonate materials are molded using new injection technologies and are assembled into nasal masks finished products. RCM products cater the market for people with obstructive sleep apnea and breathing problems, worldwide.
To ensure that the company is consistently producing good quality products, the RCM Quality Management System is compliant to and certified in ISO 13485:2003 Quality Standards and is regulated by the US FDA Code of Federal Regulation # 21 Part 820 which is commonly known as the United States Food and Drugs Administration Quality System Regulations. RCM products are 100 percent exported to the United States and distributed worldwide.
RCM Manufacturing Incorporated is a recipient of the Subic Bay Top Corporate Award given Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Productivity and Quality Award given by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and is a Certified Investors in People (IiP) Organization.
Anchoring on the strength of its highly engaged and highly motivated workforce, RCM Manufacturing Incorporated is actively and consistently implementing its programs on Corporate Social Responsibilities benefiting its employees and the surrounding communities as a whole, while pursuing greater business excellence milestones in the Philippines.