Laguna, Philippines - The RGC Group of Companies, mother company of Uratex Philippines - biggest foam and mattress manufacturer in the country, successfully expands its solar panel facility to its Canlubang plant where businesses cater to the automotive industry. Located in the area are its member companies including Uratex Automotive Seating, INOAC Philippines, and Roberts Automotive and Industrial Parts Manufacturing Corporation (AIPMC).
PV² Energie, a German-based renewable energy company will power up the RGC Group of Companies’ plants through installation of a photovoltaic system. The project started 3 years ago when PV² Energie commenced the partnership with the RGC Group of Companies and placed its 500 kWp grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of Uratex Philippines in Muntinlupa City.
“To fulfill the RGC Group of Companies’ promise to respect humanity, protect the environment, promote wellness, and invest for the future generations, we remain committed to creating a more sustainable business that participates in the global movement to use alternative sources of energy and be environmentally responsible especially in these trying times”, said Eddie Gallor, Executive Vice President of the RGC Group of Companies.
Gallor added that the PV system installed at Uratex Canlubang Plant will help the three member companies to contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emission in the environment and will reduce its power cost by more or less than 15 percent. He expounded that this green initiative of the company serves as its contribution to lessen our dependence on fossil fuel generated energy which generally adds to the source of climate change.
PV² Energie has already installed several rooftop projects in the Philippines which includes Bengar Industrial Corporation in Quezon City (100 kWp Net Metering), Oriental Tin Can & Metal Sheet Manufacturing also in Quezon City (623 kWp), and Sanitary Care Products Asia (120 kWp) in Mabalacat, Pampanga. These partnership projects aim to ignite the awareness of the Filipinos to fully appreciate solar power technology especially to businesses.
After three years of operations, the Uratex Muntinlupa plant yielded a total output of estimated 1.9 million kWh annually and saved around 3 million pesos on its electricity bill.
“We have just started a big leap to conserve energy and be part of the solution. We will do our best to explore more sustainable projects in the coming years,” ended Gallor. The RGC Group of Companies is expected to install a solar power facility in its remaining plants in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao slowly saturating its 22 bases nationwide in the next few years.