By Elinando B. Cinco
There were only three elusive objectives when the then 34-year-old mechanical engineer Jimmy Simeon set his sights on when he organized the Enertech Systems Industries, Inc., in 1978.
First, to design boiler and pressure-vessel industrial products for the local market that were largely innovative in order to compete with those made by Western countries.
Second, to export such Filipino-conceptualized fabrication technology that will highlight the country’s innovations in the industry, thus, projecting the engineering skills of the Filipinos to the international market.
Third, to help in conserving and earning foreign currency for the country’s economic development.
These three goals have been attained by Enertech, now embedded in the company’s three-point corporate commitment.
What are these?
To lead, to innovate, and to serve.
Today, 39 years after its organization, Enertech’s corporate vision and mission have been guided by that commitment. And engineer Jimmy can proudly beam in fulfillment, “We have made history for the country!”
And rightly so. More accolades are coming.
Recently the much-coveted American Standard of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Certification was awarded to Enertech Systems Industries, Inc.
The ASME stamp of approval allows Enertech’s boilers and pressure-vessels to be exported to the United States, Europe, and Canada.
Only a handful of Filipino industrial builders and fabricators have received that recognition.
As an ASME certificate holder, Enertech’s quality system has been thoroughly and rigorously reviewed by that body’s certification board. It certifies that the four-hectare, Marilao-based company’s products conform with established safety engineering standards set forth by ASME.
The irony is, unknown to many – including many concerned government agencies, and trade and industry associations – even before ASME certification, Enertech boilers had already been exported to and installed in some ASEAN countries, the Seychelles, the Middle East, and Australia.
Notably, in those geographical regions, the Enertech innovative boiler technology has already established a reputable name more than a decade ago.
If numbers are a gauge in determining the proficiency of Enertech, a record number of more than 3,000 boilers and pressure-vessels have gone through the company’s production line.
In the homefront, a respectable client list includes San Miguel Corporation. Shangri-La Hotels, Universal Robina Corporation, Unilab, Pepsi-Cola Philippines, Japan Gas Corporation Philippines, Frabelle, Peter-Paul Philippines, Fresh Fruits, Green Earth, Nissin Monde, among others.
It is material mentioning that the firm’s approach in research and development led to the development of the Enertech Biomass Boiler, using renewable energy sources that are abundant in the country, throughout Asia, and in Australia.
For this commendable effort, the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Enertech the Renewable Energy Equipment Manufacturer Certification, saying that its utilization of renewable energy has not only saved its clients’ operational cost, but has been beneficial in the preservation of the environment.
Likewise, innovation continues to be the center of development of Enertech’s proprietary software, Brain ++ Technology. It allows the Philippine-made boiler system to be fully automated.
All these years, Enertech has been a consistent dollar-generating corporate organization for the Philippine government. It has likewise enhanced the image of Filipino engineers.
With such an ideal corporate partnership with the government, it is about time that government grant incentives to entities like Enertech.
Stimulus in the form of tax privileges or overseas business grants to company officers and executives will show the government’s reciprocal gesture to companies that have been contributing their share in propping up a vibrant corporate Philippines.