REHAU, THE leading German manufacturer of polymer products, opened recently its new office in the Philippines at the Taipan Center on F. Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City. The inauguration was presided by Christopher de los Reyes, REHAU head of the Philippine office and a veteran of the construction industry. De los Reyes; Vijay Jain, REHAU CEO for Asia and Australia; and Elliot Burke, REHAU Sales Director for Southeast Asia, comprise key officers of the local headquarters.
The entry of REHAU in the country is proof of its bullish outlook on the economy and in the growing demand for its products.
“REHAU is optimistic about the economic prospects of the country in the long term. The boom in the construction and real estate industry is promising given our business,” said Christopher Delos Reyes, Rehau Head, Representative Office. “We are confident that our quality products will be accepted by the local market because we adhere to safety standards around the world and global standards that meet reliability and value for money.”
REHAU’s presence in the country is expected to compliment the growth in the construction and manufacturing industries. The company’s operation in the Philippines is estimated around €1.5M. The target growth is to achieve at least €5M in the next 3years. The company also provides optimal supply chain solutions, such as just-in-time deliveries to ensure its products reach the customers when needed.
REHAU products are overseen by engineers and technicians from their development to their final use following the strictest global processes. With the company’s unsurpassed expertise in processing polymer materials, a wide range of product characteristics is achieved. The company’s technical capabilities include numerous up-to-date processing procedures using only the latest equipment. Toolmakers and engineers work together in its in-house tool and die shops to achieve the best possible results. The company received ISO/IEC 27001 in 2005, ISO 9001 in 2008, and ISO/TS 16949 in 2009.
REHAU was founded back in 1948 in Germany. In 1951, the company began producing arm straps and sideboards of the Volkswagen Beetle. Since then, it has pioneered many industry firsts such as the manufacture of the first magnetic gasket system for refrigerator doors in 1958, introducing Plastics Technician as a profession in 1976, installation by REHAU of the first PEX pipeline for under floor heating systems in 1986, patenting the first windshield molding design that eliminates micro-cracking at the windshield’s edge in 2005, development of ULTRALITEC: a new type of production process that combines fibers with thermo-plastic by a special compression molding and laying technique in 2011, just to name a few. The company today counts Mercedes Benz C-series and Mini Cooper as just some of its customers, supplying the bumper systems of these automobile brands.
The company also leads in efforts to protect increasingly scarce raw materials, together with the development of innovative systems for more efficient energy use. REHAU not only develops and manufactures ecologically and economically sensible system solutions for its customers, but also acts as a responsible global citizen. It has made a valuable contribution to the protection of the climate and the environment not only by reducing CO2 emissions with intelligent products but also by developing effective recycling systems for polymetric materials.
“We are looking forward to serving the needs of construction, manufacturing industries and in the future, the automotive industry for many years to come. We are confident that we can,” Delos Reyes added.
From left to right: Josephine de Leon – Business Development Manager, REHAU; Bernard Vonn Sia – EVP-Sales and Operations of Cebu Bionic Builder Supply, Inc.; Vijay Jain – CEO for Southeast Asia and Australia; Elliott Burke – Sales Director for Southeast Asia; Edgardo Bravo – President, Deepe Marketing & Orgaline Innovative Products; Christopher Delos Reyes – President, Rehau Pte Ltd Philippine Rep. Office