菲莫预计菲律宾苏比克仓库项目于2009年完工
2008年11月04日来源:烟草在线据Business Mirror报道编译

  烟草在线据Business Mirror报道编译  尽管面临来自全球金融危机的挑战,菲莫菲律宾制造公司承诺明年年初投资10亿比索的苏比克湾自由港的新烟叶仓库将开始建设。

  菲莫菲律宾制造公司的常务董事尼尔森(Chris Nelson)说,为特定用途建设的仓库的详细计划工作正在进行,他们计划明年开始建设,因此将到2010年投入使用。

  它将会取代公司在苏比克湾现有的烟叶仓库,使目前6000吨的容量增加到原来的四倍。

  “尽管有挑战,但是我们正在扩张和增长。对于经济和当地烟草业来说,这是一个好消息,”10月29日,尼尔森在菲莫菲律宾制造公司新的7000万比索仓库的开幕仪式上说。这个仓库能存储公司的八打雁工厂生产的10亿支卷烟。

  菲莫菲律宾制造公司的执行官说,该公司将为当地市场和泰国市场提高产量,不过他拒绝透露更多的细节。

  他说,原因之一是他们需要更大的仓库放原材料和成品。

  菲莫菲律宾制造公司还将同烟叶供应商环球烟叶公司和TransManila合作,帮助当地烟农提高产品质量。

  随着危机的持续,尼尔森说,购买模式将会发生转变,消费者可能选择更廉价的延伸品牌。

  预计到这种发展,拥有当地市场28%市场份额的菲莫菲律宾制造公司,将推出10只装和5只装产品,而且还加强营销工作。

  在另外的发展中,尼尔森说,目前该国家的税收结构使他的公司能更好地做计划,这样他们希望任何改变消费税的自发活动将会暂停。

  “这是研究新提议的好时机,但是不是改变目前消费税结构的时机,”他说。

  尼尔森指出,提议已经提出到2011年之前每两年就要对消费税法律进行调整。

Philip Morris expects warehouse project in Subic completed in '09

Business Mirror
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 23:30

  DESPITE the challenges arising from the global financial crisis, Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing Inc. (PMPMI) has committed to push through with its P1-billion investment for a new tobacco leaf warehousing facility in Subic Bay Free Port early next year.

  Chris Nelson, PMPMI managing director, said the detailed planning works for the purpose-built warehouse are ongoing and they are targeting to start construction next year so it would be ready by 2010.

  It will replace the existing tobacco leaf warehouse of the company in Subic and quadruple the current 6,000-ton capacity.

  "Despite the emerging challenges, we are expanding and we are growing. That is the good news to the economy and the local tobacco industry," Nelson said at the inauguration of PMPMI's new P70-million warehouse that can store one billion sticks of cigarette at the company's Tanauan, Batangas plant Wednesday.

  The PMPMI executive said the company will be increasing production both for the local market and Thailand, although he refused to provide details.

  This is one reason, he said, they need to put up bigger warehouses for raw materials and finished products.

  PMPMI will also be partnering with tobacco leaf providers Universal Leaf and TransManila to help local farmers improve the quality of their produce.

  With the ongoing crisis, Nelson said there is going to be a shift in buying pattern, with consumers probably opting for cheaper variants.

  In anticipation of this development, PMPMI, which accounts for about 28 percent of the local market, will push the 10-piece and five-piece cigarette packs, and also strengthen marketing efforts.

  In another development, Nelson said the current tax regime in the country has allowed his company to plan better so they are hoping that any initiative to alter the excise tax policy anew will be put on hold.

  "This is the time to study [new proposals] but not the time to change [the current excise tax regime]," he said.

  Nelson pointed out that the law already provides for adjustments in the excise tax rates every two years up to 2011.

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