JFE Engineering Opens Manila Branch

19 October 2015
JFE Engineering Corporation

JFE Engineering Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Hisanori Kanou) announced the opening of its Manila Branch in the Republic of the Philippines on October 1 of this year. With the opening of the new branch, the JFE Engineering Group now has 19 overseas bases.

Against the backdrop of a rising population and rapid economic development, increasingly active construction of infrastructure for everyday life, logistics and transportation is are foreseen in Philippines in the coming years. To respond proactively to these challenging needs, JFE Engineering opened the Manila Branch to strengthen our capability to capture business opportunities flourishing in the region.

The City of Manila is already a key engineering base for JFE Engineering. JFE Techno Manila, Inc. was established in 1995 as a base for design work for Japan and currently employs about 300 engineers. Since 2003, JFE Engineering has successfully completed the construction of 29 sewage treatment plants in the City of Manila and is continuing to expand the project office that supports these activities. The local national staff, who now numbered approximately 100, are involved in projects not only in Manila, but throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region.

The opening of the new Manila Branch marks a new chapter for JFE Engineering as we consolidate our global strategy to encourage localization of business functions which are usually performed in Japan. With closer cooperation with other Asian bases, JFE Engineering stands to strengthen the company’s marketing reach not only in Philippines but in the Asia Pacific as a whole.

■ Outline of Manila Branch

Date opened : October 1, 2015
Name : JFE Engineering Corporation, Manila Branch
Branch Manager : Tomoki Hirobe
Address : 23rd Floor Robinsons Cyberscape Alpha Bldg., Sapphire & Garnet Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Telephone/Fax : +632-633-2751

■ Scene of Opening Ceremony of Manila Branch (October 15, 2015)

(From left,) Mr. Hirobe, General Manager of Manila Branch,
Mr. Kanou, President and CEO of JFE Engineering,
Mr. Oshita, Senior Vice President of JFE Engineering,
Mr. Yamagishi, President of JFE Techno Manila

For inquiries regarding this press release, please contact JFE Engineering at the following:
Public Relations Section, General Affairs Department,
JFE Engineering Corporation