United Architects of the Philippines ( Makati chapter) members and officers had visited the Jotun Paint Plant located 27 Millennium Drive, Light Industry and Science Park III Barangay Santa Anastacia, Santo Tomas, Batangas province.
Jotun Paint Factory premises ( photo courtesy of Jotun FB page)
The group met in Makati- Greenbelt 1 between 6:30 am to 7:20 am. Traffic was surprisingly light in Makati and the van took the Skyway flyover which made our trip smooth and fast. The group manage to arrive shortly past 8:45 am.
Jotun (Philippines ) Paint Plant
Jotun Paint Factory
safety guidelines and security manual
Security protocol and details were tight. Everyone knows that there were chemical and combustible items within the premises. Our group had a short photo opportunity and briefing was held at the administration building.
briefing area- administration/ canteen area
UAP- Makati Chapter Presidents
The plant tour were attended by former presidents Architect Nanette Segovia, Architect Ludy Gonzales, Architect Victor Limdico, Architect Architect Miko Carandang and the current president Architect Klari Limdico.
Jotun Company Profile
administration building and water tower
Jotun is a Norwegian multinational privately owned paint company incorporated in 1926. Today it has established 40 production facilities, 63 companies and represented in over 100 countries across all continents. Jotun is ranked number 9 among the leading paint companies in the world. The company also hires 9,800 employees from all over the world.
Mr. Roberto Alonzo ( marketing )
Jotun (Philippines) employees, marketing and administration manager were on hand to personally welcome the group. The canteen/ briefing area had been decorated with festive buntings reflecting the fiesta culture of the province.
list of some local companies which Jotun had projects/ customers
In the Philippines, it started through an agent in 1987 then became a branch office of Singapore operation in 2004. Jotun Philippines Inc. became fully operational in 2011 with offices in Sucat, Parañaque and in Mandaue, Cebu.
certificate of recognition, appreciation and awards
In 2013, it made a bold decision to invest in a local production. In 2017 , the company opened its paint plant / factory in Batangas. Currently they also have 11 dealers of their paint nationwide.
Corporate Responsibility and Logo
Penguin is a unique symbol for Jotun
The company ‘s logo had the same look used all over the world. The Penguin expresses the Jotun values: Loyalty, Care, Respect and Boldness. It also expresses typical Jotun employees must embodied as: Cheer, Working, Inviting and Happy.
location map ( Jotun Philippines)
The factory sits on a 7 hectares property, but only 2 hectares are fully utilized.
product familiarization and demonstration
Jotun -Jota Shield Anti fade paint which can reduces surface temperature up to 5 degrees Celsius
surface temperature testing device
Safety and security were up to international levels. The company products had several international certification.
seafood sinigang, fried bangus
We got seafood sinigang, fried bangus, chicken inasal, fresh tomato, eggplant ensalada with bagoong, dinuguan and lechon with sauce ( Batangas style) with pineapple juice for lunch.
lechon, dinuguan and lechon sauce
Local Games / Palaro
participants enjoyed the pabitin with lots of goodies are tied on a suspended bamboo frame with lots of chocolates, candies and portable car usb charger as prizes.
Architect Chris Aquino is blindfolded and was able to hit the traditional earthen clay pot called palayok which is filled with goodies ( gummy candies,chocolates and kitkat ) the game is popular across the archipelago and is similar to Mexico’s piñata.
UAP -Makati chapter officers and members pose for a souvenir shot, Mount Makiling serves as a backdrop for the group.
Some of the participants were able to test their paints and learned some interesting tips on how to paint a wall surface.
UAP Makati chapter -group photo
The group enjoyed the plant tour, trivia games, food, product selection and traditional games prepared by Jotun Philippines.
Note: I would to “Thank” Architect Miko Carandang, Architect Klari Limdico members of UAP Makati Chapter and Jotun Philippines for the warm hospitality and accommodation.