November 16, 2020
From Manila Bulletin
Laguna Technopark, a development of AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp. (ALLHC), celebrates its 30th anniversary marked by the transformation of agricultural lands in Laguna into a progressive industrial center.
A pioneer industrial estate in Calabarzon that started in 1990, Laguna Technopark has allowed global and local firms to thrive, marking itself as an ideal destination for the world’s leading manufacturing investors.
In a statement, the company prided itself for being instrumental in the economic progress of the region, transforming parts of the cities of Santa Rosa and Biñan from sugarcane fields to the 471-hectare growth center it is today.
With over 270 locator-companies, the industrial estate remains unmatched in export revenues and employment generation among other economic zones in the country. Laguna Technopark hosts over 100,000 employees directly employed by locator-companies in the industrial park.
“We thank our partners for the constant support and confidence they have placed in us since 1990. We strive to continue enhancing our offerings to steadily increase our portfolio and cater to the growing market of enterprises that are interested to locate in the country,” said Patrick C. Avila, ALLHC Head of Industrial Parks and Real Estate Logistics.
Shinji Kawabata, President of Denso Ten Philippines Corporation shared, “Laguna Technopark is a reliable business-friendly community that allows us to access skilled Filipino talent, high-quality onsite facilities, and nearby key infrastructures more conveniently than any other location. Being the very first company to operate in Laguna Technopark, we commend the management for continuously creating great synergies with their partners and putting value into long-term and mutually-beneficial alliances with their clients.”
Currently, ALLHC is the leading developer of dynamic industrial communities. Inspired by the continuing success of the Laguna Technopark, three more industrial parks are envisioned to become future growth centers in their respective regions.
ALLHC also owns and operates Cavite Technopark in Naic, Laguindingan Technopark in Misamis Oriental, and Pampanga Technopark in Mabalacat City. Similar to Laguna Technopark, these industrial estates are highly accessible to major facilities and infrastructures such as national highways, seaports and airports to support the requirements of locator-companies.
ALLHC is likewise working to grow beyond industrial land sales by offering standard factory buildings for lease. At present, ALLHC owns and manages a portfolio of 8 properties within 5 locations in Luzon. By year-end, the group is expected to have over 200,000 sqm of gross leasable area in its warehouse portfolio.
“As we have seen with Laguna Technopark, we believe our industrial estates are co-catalysts of progress. Our aim is to develop industrial estates in key areas in the country that would promote regional development and bring employment opportunities to more and more Filipinos,” said Rowena M. Tomeldan, ALLHC President and CEO.
Other developments of ALLHC include Tutuban Center in Manila and South Park Center in Muntinlupa. — Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat