MD’s Message

MD’s Message

The turnaround of the global economy did not materialize as weak economic conditions extended into the following year. In spite of that, Asean economies performed reasonably well and Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines (SMVIP) group of companies continued to put up improved performance in market share expansion.

Within the SMVIP companies, much streamlining work has been ongoing in line with SMC Corporation’s reform efforts. Through these efforts, we are far more cost efficient, and competitive as a unit. Customers in the region will benefit from very quick delivery through our integrated ERP and warehousing information sharing system.

The immediate task of SMVIP companies is to even more aggressively pursue expansion of our sales and market share in each of these countries. In newly developing countries, we will send experienced and highly qualified technical people to continue our transfer of knowledge know-how.

The Indonesia market has attracted large foreign investment interest in recent years and it is timely that our office, PT SMC Indonesia is now fully ready to provide the necessary sales, technical and logistics support to the market. We will continue to work closely with our distributor and their dealers in serving the customers.

We also expect to expand our presence in the Middle-east market with some localized arrangement. This will allow us to serve these specialized markets well. Our co-operation with local distributors and logistics support to the region will be further enhanced.

Lastly, the pneumatic market is expected to remain rather uncertain but SMC efforts to improve our service, support and achieve greater customer satisfaction will continue. These efforts will be carried out through our dedicated and excellent team of management and staff. Indirect distribution will continue to play a very important role in our business strategy and you can expect us to increase and further enhance all co-operations with our distributors.

I wish all our customers, suppliers, business partners and staff good health and look forward to another successful year together.

About Shoketsu SMC Corporation

Shoketsu SMC Corporation is a 100% subsidiary of SMC Corporation, the world’s largest pneumatic automation products manufacturer which was established in Japan and now has more than 50 years of experience. The Philippine branch was established in 2003 and its headquarters is located at Las Piñas City with five local distributors all over the country.

While production facility is provided to produce customized cylinders, the main objective is to offer a wide range of high quality advanced pneumatic automation products to suit the exacting needs of industries from a myriad of fields and sectors, including semiconductor, automotive, medical, and petrochemical, just to name a few. Products offered range from valves like process valve and water valve, to thermo equipment like thermo chiller and heat exchanger to air dryers and a variety of static eliminators and pneumatic systems.

Striving to maintain high standards not only in products but also in customer service, Shoketsu SMC Corporation works hard to ensure that existing machines in the Philippines containing SMC products installed are readily supported with technical assistance, and with reasonable quantity of spare parts, in stores stocked with around 15,000 product variations. The company also provides technology updates by offering technical seminars, and projects to help customers increase their productivity.