Mitsubishi Motors PH invests on new material handling facilities

MMPC’s additional facilities help to improve manufacturing quality of automobiles

To improve the local operations of manufacturing quality of automobiles, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has invested around PhP 360 million additional land and constructed the company’s own container yard and material handling operations (MHO) warehouse in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

Apart from increasing the plant’s total land area from 21 hectares to around 23 hectares and building area from 83,000 sq.m. to 120,500 sq.m., MMPC also invested PhP 4.3 billion for the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program of the Philippine government to produce Mirage models. These investments show MMPC’s efforts to promote the automotive industry in the country.

For the past years, MMPC has been leasing three (3) storage facilities outside of its plant for the stockpile of completely knocked down (CKD) units and locally developed parts. The construction of these facilities will mean that MMPC can now house these items within its vicinity.

“The reduction in storage, transportation, and MHO cost will further improve the operational efficiency and quality of our products,” said Arnaldo T. Janolo, MMPC First Vice President for Manufacturing Division