PH company to make LPG canisters

Published December 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

Pascal Resources Energy, Inc. (PREI), maker of the innovative Gaz Lite LPG canister, projects ₱220 million in revenues in 2020. The company invested an initial ₱500 million to create and distribute Gaz Lite, which remains the first and only government safety-certified and approved LPG canister in the country.

The Gaz Lite refillable LPG canister is the only product of its kind in the market, and in the world. This wholly Filipino innovation allows consumers to purchase Gaz Lite canisters for use with a starter kit such as the Gaz Lite Eazy Kalan portable stove or BBQ Grill. Once consumed, Gaz Lite LPG canisters are returned to PREI facility and safely refilled with LPG.

PREI is looking to expand its current distribution network, which is particularly strong in Visayas and Mindanao. The company currently has a facility in Lubao, Pampanga which will become fully operational by January 2020.

“We welcome those who want to invest and start with our product as long as they commit to the same vision. A regional distributor will initially invest at least ₱2.8 million on inventory and deposits targeting at least 500 dealers in their region,” said Nelson Par, CEO of PREI.

PREI plans to make Gaz Lite more easily available in supermarkets, hardware stores and small groceries, neighborhood sari sari stores, complemented with sales of starter kits.

“Our plan is to significantly scale by making the product accessible nationwide through the appointment of distributor partners in various regions across the country. Our target is to achieve this by the second quarter of 2020 at the latest,” added Mr. Par.