MMI-ACI Groundbreaking 2

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Aboitiz Construction and MetroPac Movers break ground on South Luzon logistics facility

Dave Devilles | April 3, 2019

Work on the South Mega Distribution Center kicked off on April 3 as part of the collaboration between Aboitiz Construction, Inc. (ACI) and Metro Pacific Movers, Inc. (MMI) to build a facility that will facilitate the movement of goods while generating thousands of local jobs.

The construction arm of Aboitiz & Company has obtained a partnership with the logistics unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation to construct one of the largest storage and distribution hubs in the country. Aboitiz Construction will prepare the master plan and basic design as well as construct the logistics facility sprawling over 202,000 square meters in Brgy. Santiago, General Trias, Cavite.

 

 

The groundbreaking ceremony was led by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan and Metro Pacific Movers, Inc. President Jose Ma. Lim. During the ceremony, Mr. Pangilinan is optimistic about the partnership with Aboitiz Construction citing a common interest between the two companies to leverage on each other’s expertise to build vital infrastructure that will improve the movement of goods across the country.

We welcome this new partnership with Aboitiz Construction as we pursue infrastructure projects in the logistics sector. Our [business] relationship began with our initial partnership in the power sector in Subic and we are bringing that good relationship to help address our country’s logistics needs and eventually reduce the cost of transporting goods.

– Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairman, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation

For its part, Aboitiz Construction is looking forward to the partnership with Metro Pacific Group counting on more related infrastructure projects that demonstrate the company’s growing expertise as a full-scale engineering, design, procurement, and construction company.

Our partnership with Metro Pacific Movers, Inc. affirms our capability to build large-scale projects that complement Aboitiz Construction’s expansion to designing and engineering mega infrastructure like this one. We are excited to undertake this project as part of our effort to grow the business and to create a strong foothold in new markets.

– Jaime Jose Aboitiz, Chairman, Aboitiz Construction

 

 

Aboitiz Construction President and COO Albert Ignacio, Jr. is likewise optimistic that this joint project will strengthen the company’s position in the industry while generating benefits for many Filipinos.

Today’s groundbreaking is only the first step towards our goal of becoming a big construction entity. This project will not only show our strength as a construction company but also our commitment to build installations that support economic growth and provide jobs for many Filipinos in fulfilling our brand promise of advancing business and communities.

– Albert Ignacio, Jr., President and COO, Aboitiz Construction

South Mega DC is the first of a series of logistics infrastructure that Aboitiz Construction will build for MetroPac Movers, which also purchased parcels of land with a total combined area of 277,857 square meters in San Rafael, Bulacan for PHP204,786,038 to house the North Mega DC.

The industrial hubs that will be built in Cavite and Bulacan are to be the anchors of a logistics infrastructure that MetroPac Movers plans to construct nationwide over a period of time to facilitate the movement of goods and serve the company’s existing and potential customers in various industries.

MMI has also engaged the services of DCCD Engineering Corporation as Project Manager for the project.