Emerson Process Management (EPM) has opened a new engineering and service center in Manila at an investment cost of $20 million to support sales of its automation technologies and engineering services in Asia Pacific and around the world.
Approximately 700 people will be hired in its Manila hub but the head count is expected to grow to nearly 1,000 by 2017 based on the company’s current plans, said Ed Monser, president and chief operating officer of EPM.
The company on Thursday officially opened the new facility to provide regional expertise, support, training and services for its customers.
“This new facility represents an investment in our growth strategy in Asia and reconfirms our commitment to the Philippines which has a large pool of skilled engineers,” Monser said.
EPM’s automation technologies help customers to safely, reliably and efficiently operate and manage industrial plants, including those for oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, life sciences, food and beverages and metals and mining.
“The opening of the Philippine facility adds to our regional engineering and project execution hubs which already include facilities in India, Costa Rica, Romania and the United States to serve our automation customers around the world,” Monser said.
The 10,000-square-meter building, located in Pasig City in Metro Manila, is the new home for EPM’s process solutions and services team which provides engineering, product development and testing, project execution, operations support, customer support and sales and marketing for these technologies in Asia Pacific and globally.
“In order to provide the engineering resources our customers need, our employee headcount has doubled over the past four years and we need more space to expand,” said Terry Krouth, vice president and general manager of EMP’s Manila team.
“The work we do in Manila is key to helping our customers automate their production, processing and distribution facilities and operate and manage for safety, productivity and profitability,” said Krouth.
Emerson’s engineers and project execution teams work closely with customers to implement the company’s automation technology solutions, including its DeltaV™ and Ovation™ distributed control systems.
In addition, the team provides lifecycle services and reliability solutions.
EPM’s Manila team has successfully implemented some of the world’s biggest and most complex automation projects for national and multinational companies.
“Our multi-lingual professional staff is available round-the-clock, solving customer problems whenever and wherever they arise,” Krouth said.
EPM, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the power, water and wastewater treatment, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries.
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.
The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial and Residential Solutions.