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Mega Global expands Zamboanga operations, innovates fishing business

Leading sardines manufacturer Mega Global Corp. officially launched its new state-of-the-art office headquarters in Cawit, Zamboanga on March 1 as part of its ongoing expansion plans.

Aside from its Zamboanga headquarters, Mega Global also opened a new ice plant in the city, increasing its production capacity from 300 tons to 450 tons per day and making it one of the largest ice plants in the country.

The company also opened a can-making plant in Talisayan, doubling its capacity from 750,000 to 1.5 million cans per day.

“As we gear up for our expanded operations in Luzon with the opening of the Mega Manufacturing Plant in 2022, we are also making efforts to modernize our central operations in Zamboanga with the goal of becoming an employer of choice in the city and providing a world-class office to the Zamboanguenos,” said Michelle Tiu Lim Chan, Mega Global’s Chief Operating Officer.

“Through the opening of our Cawit office, ice plant and can-making plant, we are confident that our company can help in creating more jobs in the province while also improving our operations in order to provide the best products to our consumers’” she added.

The new Cawit office will serve as the company’s Zamboanga headquarters to ensure a seamless integration of its fishing and canning operations, distribution, and marketing.

Aside from the main office, housed in Zamboanga are Mega Global’s two internationally-certified, cutting-edge production plants where the trademark 12-hour catching-to-canning process is observed ensuring the freshness of its products.

The opening of the Cawit office coincided with the lifting of the three-month sardine fishing ban in the waters of the Zamboanga peninsula as mandated by the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

The fishing ban aimed to allow the spawning of sardines and has been implemented as part of the government’s efforts to promote sustainable fishing practices in portions of the East Sulu Sea, Basilan Strait, and Sibuguey Bay.

Mega Global is also investing in its manufacturing facility in Sto. Tomas Batangas, slated to open in February 2022.

The Mega Manufacturing Plant will be a state-of-the-art, multi-line food facility to meet the growing demand for its canned goods, both in Luzon and abroad.

“We remain committed to the innovation of our fishing business and processes to provide the highest quality of sardines to the market and to help boost the local economy of Zamboanga and ultimately, the Philippines,” said Malcolm Tiu Lim, Mega Global’s Chief Technology Officer.

The new facility in Batangas will directly create over 1,000 new jobs and will run primarily on solar power to minimize its carbon footprint. It will also have a world-class, zero-waste fish meal line, cold storage, and warehouse.

Topics: Mega Manufacturing Plant , Mega Global Corp , Zamboanga , Michelle Tiu Lim Chan
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