Small- and medium-scale business owners in Zambales will benefit from six shared services facilities (SSFs) that were recently launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the area as part of the agency’s Shared Services Facility Project.
DTI recently inaugurated the six facilities, each of them designed to process different types of products, and assigned them to key areas in Zambales, namely, a vegetable noodle-processing facility in Castillejos, sweet potato-processing facilities in San Felipe and in Cabangan, pastilles-processing in Palauig and tetrapak bag production facilities in Candelaria and in Olongapo City.
Depending on the type of goods produced, the facilities can have packaging machines, mechanical driers, industrial weighing scales, noodle-making machines, slicers for meat, vegetables and fruits, metalcraft machines, milk extractors, deep fat friers, stainless industrial tables, freezers and chillers.
“Our goal is to make sure that everyone gets to be part of the country’s continuous growth,” said DTI Central Luzon Director Judith Angeles.
She said that the DTI will lend equipment to businesses that are qualified to use the facilities, and if certain criteria are met by the business owners, the agency will donate the equipment to them.