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ZAMA production plant opens in the Philippines

Carburetors manufacturer for small off-road engines and a subsidiary of the STIHL Group, ZAMA recently opened a new production plant in Santo Tomas Batangas in the Philippines last January 20, 2016.

In a statement, STIHL Executive Board Chairman Dr. Bertram Kandziora emphasized the strategic significance of the new factory.

“We expect further worldwide growth, and have created additional capacity with this new project. It enables us to consolidate and grow our present market share, minimize risks and at the same time, keep customer satisfaction at a high level. In addition, it will increase our competitiveness,” said Kandziora.

The new facility covers a total land area of almost 60,000 square meters and offers about 22,000 square meters of production, warehouse, and office floor space. Series production is due to start in April 2016 and is considered to produce about 2 million carburetors in 2016 with a workforce of some 650 men and women.

Chairman of the STIHL Advisory and Supervisory Boards, Dr. Nikolas Stihl, referred to a milestone in the history of STIHL and ZAMA.

“The acquisition of ZAMA in 2009 has turned out to be a good decision. I am very proud to be able to add the newly built production plant in the Philippines to our international manufacturing network.”

Also, STIHL Group sees the growing potential of the country as an attractive industrial location, and one of the fastest growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region.

The ZAMA Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of diaphragm carburetors, a major supplier of chain-lubrication solutions and tensioning kits for chainsaws and a technology leader in these fields. At the present time, ZAMA has plants in Japan, Hong Kong, China, and the U.S.A.  (Jay R. Rempis)

  • BoracayADMIRER

    The 650 created jobs are well-paid and secured jobs.
    Congratulations to all people who were/will be hired at ZAMA.
    I hope the next Government will continue to focus on MANUFACTURING!