By Madelaine B. Miraflor
New Jersey-based WIGCRAFT, Inc. USA is now scouting for a potential partner in the Philippines for its planned Southeast Asian expansion.
WIGCRAFT is the developer of the WIG Flying Ship, a water transport system that has a speed of an aircraft and can take off and land either on water or on ground.
The company is looking to expand in Southeast Asia and has zeroed in on the Philippines as its manufacturing hub for the region.
“We want Philippines to be the manufacturing hub for WIGCRAFT for Southeast Asia,” Gerry Catapang, vice president for sales and marketing for WIGCRAFT, said in an interview.
Despite his intensified war on drugs, which are being illegally shipped from and to the country, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted last year that the country does not have the equipment to protect and monitor its coastline.
Catapang believes that the flying ship that his company manufactures would be an ideal investment for the Philippine government.
The company has a manufacturing plant in Oregon and an assembly plant is in New Jersey.