As of December 2012, there are at least 102 manufacturing companies in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) producing various products like electronic parts, sensors, hard disc drives, electronic spindles and accessories, semiconductors, wafers, and many more. These companies have invested Php28.7-billion and employed 15,669 skilled workers. With the significant investments and jobs generated, manufacturing is one of the major industries that SBMA is attracting. Most of the companies located in the Subic TechnoPark are Japanese firms engaged in various manufacturing activities, mostly electronics. For example, one company is manufacturing precision electronic equipment like optomechatronics, direct-drive spindles motors and stepping motors for floppy-disk drive. The said company is employing at least 4,000 employees and has an export value of at least US$14-million in 2012. Since there is an existing cluster of electronics manufacturing firms in Subic Freeport, a 3-hectare parcel of land is being offered for the development of a new hi-tech manufacturing facility located at the Subic TechnoPark (STEP).Type of investors/locators sought
1) Manufacturers of renewable energy components (e.g. photovoltaic panels); 2) Semi-conductor and/or Non-semiconductor manufacturing companies producing printer, multifunction peripheral, projectors, scanners, digital camera,etc.Available support service/s and facilities Strategic Location
- o Access by Land –two (2) to three (3) hour drive from Metro Manila; Access by Air – SBF is accessible to three (3) international airports, namely, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAI) in Manila, Clark International Airport in Clark Freeport, and its very own international airport, the Subic Bay International Airport; Access by Sea – with 15 operational piers and wharves that can support a wide range of businesses and cargos.
- 15 operational piers and wharves; Subic Bay International Airport (SBIA), which is compliant with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for Category I precision approach runway; New Container Terminals (1 and 2) with a total annual capacity of 300,000 TEUs.
- Well-preserved natural environment ; One of the highest levels of security found in any Philippine economic zone; Productive, low-cost and English-proficient workers; More than 700,000 working population in SBF in Subic Bay Freeport and its environs; Highly trainable workforce; Industrial peace, no record of labor strikes or unrest; Quality development infrastructure; Complete community amenities for executives, workers, and their families
- Potable water supply; Efficient waste management system; 100,000-line capacity telecom facilities; Stable power supply; Housing facilities; 9111/911 emergency hotline for fire, medical and rescue operations
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is the operating and implementing arm of the Government of the Philippines for the development the 262 square mile (670 square kilometer) area of Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) or what was the former US Naval facility in Subic Bay into a self-sustaining tourism, industrial, commercial, financial, and investment center to generate employment opportunities. By 2030, the greater Subic Bay Area shall be the premier Freeport Zone in Asia.For inquiries DOMESTIC INVESTMENT PROMOTIONS SERVICE BOARD OF INVESTMENTS Tel No.: (+632) 896.4179/895.3984/897.6682 local 229/260 Fax No.: (+632) 890.9307 E-mail: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org