19 November 2014

UK-based firm builds new PH plant

David Brown Gear Systems, a global United Kingdom-headquartered leader in gear engineering, has expanded its world wide presence with the establishment of a new facility in the Philippines.

On Thursday, David Brown opened its new industrial gearbox service and repair facility in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Fully equipped with modern gearbox strip, condition assessment, repair, rebuild, assembly and test facilities, David Brown Gear Systems (Philippines) Inc. will repair and upgrade gearboxes in industrial applications including mines, power stations, cement and sugar processing plants as well as oil and gas facilities and marine vessels.

“David Brown works in industries where maximum process availability is critical and we are proud to be the only industrial gearbox OEM [original equipment manufacturer] operating a dedicated service center in the Philippines,” David Brown Asia general manager Scott Gilmour said in a statement.

“Our new service center in Subic Bay brings us even closer to our valued customers and is a major milestone in the company’s plan to deliver premium gear engineering expertise throughout Asia,” he added.

For his part, British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad said it is good to see another world-leading British company choosing the Philippines for its operations.

“Filipino businesses in industries such as mining, energy and construction will benefit from David Brown’s experience and expertise,” Ahmad said.

“With more than 150 years in the business, David Brown offers top-notch specialist transmission engineering and repair services and adheres to the highest global quality assurance standards,” he added.

Established in 1860, David Brown is a world-leader in gear engineering and service support working in core industries such as defense, oil & gas, mining and minerals processing. (MBM, Manila Bulletin)