Telecoms equipment producer transforms PH as regional hub

Sercomm Corp., leading global manufacturer of telecoms and broadband equipment based in Taiwan, is investing P2.5 billion in Calamba, Laguna to transform the Philippines as its regional hub for the production of professional networking equipment.

In a statement, the company said the new facility in Carmelray Industrial Park 1 in Laguna is expected to create 5,000 job opportunities. It will serve as Sercomm’s regional hub to serve North America and Southeast Asia markets, providing a one-stop integrated service of R&D design, manufacturing and quality assurance.

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SERCOMM MAKES PH ITS REGIONAL PRODUCTION HUB -- Trade and Industry Secretary Alfredo P. Pascual (center) is led by Sercomm Chairman James Wang (right) through Sercomm Philippines' latest and biggest production plant in Calamba Laguna, May 17, 2023.

The 20,000 square meter facility, which specializes in wireless telecommunication devices such as 5G and fiber products, is a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly building adhering to the highest energy conservation standards.

Already, , Sercomm also plans to construct Factory Phase II to cope with the growing business. Once completed, Sercomm’s manufacturing and R&D center will span area covering 48,000 square meters with total capacity of 40 million units in 2025.

Sercomm, the parent company of Sercomm Philippines, is a leading global manufacturer of telecoms and broadband equipment. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Sercomm’s global operations network covers markets in North and Central America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

Its customer base includes the world’s top service providers, networking OEMs, and system integrators. Sercomm was also recently recognized as “Asia's overall Best Managed Company” and “Asia’s Best Company in Telecommunications” by FinanceAsia Magazine in 2022.

In a statement, Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual said, “The Philippines has abundant natural resources and a vibrant and tech-savvy talent pool. Among the leading companies in the industry that have chosen to establish manufacturing facilities in the Philippines is Sercomm that is pioneering innovation. We at DTI welcome, with optimism, Sercomm's establishment of cutting-edge facilities in the Philippines, strengthening the country's industrial competitiveness and facilitating employment generation."

Pascual added that the Philippines' sufficient talent and geographical location between Eurasia and the Pacific Ocean makes it a suitable design and manufacturing center for North America and Southeast Asia.

“With the strong support of DTI in its inception, Sercomm chose Philippines to be its strategic regional operation center,” James Wang, Sercomm Group Chairman stated.

“The new Sercomm Philippines facility is an eco-friendly green building, where technology is integrated into humanities, and it also reflects the corporate commitment of sustainability.”

The company has also inked a LOI (Letter of Intent) with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). Sercomm Philippines reaffirmed its commitment to invest in the talent incubation and to expand its manufacturing facility and production scale in the economic zone, and PEZA will continuously provide any needed support.

With Sercomm’s strong collaboration in bringing the most advanced technologies to ecozones, high-tech industries will diversify PEZA’s investment profile and increasingly raise the value chain.