Emerson Process Management, a unit of St. Louis, Missouri-based tech giant Emerson, recently opened a new engineering and service center in Ortigas complex in Pasig City as part of its effort to provide regional expertise, support, training, and services for customers globally.
The company is making a $20-million investment in the Philippines to support sales of its automation technologies and engineering services in Asia Pacific and around the world.
Emerson employs approximately 700 people at the facility and expects the headcount to grow to nearly 1,000 by 2017 based on current plans.
?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,? said Ed Monser, president and chief operating officer of Emerson, who personally flew in to the country to open the facility.
Monser said the opening of the center adds to the company?s regional engineering and project execution hubs, which includes facilities in India, Costa Rica, Romania, and the United States that serve automation customers around the world.
Using Emerson automation technologies, workers at the facility will help customers 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 10,000-square-meter building, located in Pasig City in Metro Manila, is the new home for Emerson?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 needed more space to expand,? said Terry Krouth, vice president and general manager of Emerson Process Management?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. Our multi-lingual professional staff is available around the clock, solving customer problems whenever and wherever they arise.?
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.
Additionally, the team provides lifecycle services and reliability solutions. Emerson?s Manila team has successfully implemented some of the world?s biggest and most complex automation projects for national and multinational companies.