|History of 3M Philippines
In 1973, 3M Philippines
established its manufacturing
operations at Muntinlupa City (then
a municipality) with masking,
cellophane, transparent and
packaging tapes as the initially
The Company has come a long way in terms of manpower, plant facilities, revenues and resources. Employing about 200 employees, 3M Philippines now conducts its business through its main office at the 18th to 21st Floors of PCIBank Tower 2 in Makati Avenue, Makati City, right in the heart of the central business district.
It has expanded its distribution network throughout the Philippines, with the formation of three local branches in Cebu, Bacolod and Davao. The company sells about 10,000 products, most of which are being manufactured or converted locally such as printed box sealing tapes, flexible adhesives, contact cements (ceramics and vinyl adhesives), floor finish chemicals, rubbing compounds, rubberized automotive underseal coating and traffic control materials.
In late 2004, with specialization and globalization being the trend in the new millennium, 3M Philippines handed over the management of its finished goods warehouse and logistic activities intrinsic to it to Metro Combined Logistics Phils., Inc. (MCL), a third party logistics provider.
3M Philippines logistic operation and warehousing are now being centralized
in the MCL's Tanyag facility in Taguig, Metro Manila.
True to its innovation culture, 3M Philippines has done such move to bring
quality products and service to its growing customer base.
By letting the experts in logistics management handle the job,
there is better service and less cost resulting in an improved bottom line
for the Company in terms of servicing the customers and improving the process.