First Philippine Industrial Park
Tanauan City, Batangas
3 October 2012
President Benigno S. Aquino III graced the opening of the Philippine facility of B/E Aerospace in Batangas, the British firm whose investment of almost two billion pesos in the country is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft galleys, provider of interior products and solutions, and distributor of aerospace fasteners and consumables for commercial planes and business jets.
According to the President, this project marks a new kind of manufacturing in the country. President Aquino said, “We move up the value chain, it also marks the foothold we have secured in the aerospace supply sector.”
He also thanked the executives of the company for putting up a facility outside USA and Europe, and entrusting its operation in the hands of the skilled Filipino workers.
Together with Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Lilia De Lima and top officials of B/E Aerospace, President Aquino passed through several sections of the assembly area and unveiled the commemorative plaque signalling the inauguration of the facility.
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