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Swedish firm launches new factory in Clark

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OSM GROUP INAUGURATES FACTORY IN CLARK.  Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan (rightmost, 1st row), Sweden Ambassador Annika Thunborg (2nd from right, 1st row), OSM Clark General Manager Ronald Catignas (2nd from left, 1st row), and PhilExcel President Ian Packham (leftmost) led the ribbon cutting ceremony during the inauguration of OSM Group’s new factory inside Clark Freeport Zone.  (CDC-CD Photo)


 

CLARK FREEPORT — A Swedish manufacturing company has officially launched its production facility inside this Freeport.

On Tuesday, OSM Group – maker of consumer electronics, engineered soft goods, and other industrial products – inaugurated its new site located within the PhilExcel Annex area here.

Her Excellency Swedish Ambassador Annika Thunborg, CDC President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan, OSM Clark General Manager Ronald Catignas, and  PhilExcel President Ian Packham led the inauguration ceremony for the said facility.

OSM Chief Executive Officer Patrik Agren, OSM Chief Technical Officer Oscar Hemberg, and OSM Chief Financial Officer Marc Hellmann also conveyed their congratulatory messages through an audio visual presentation.

Meanwhile, Gaerlan expressed elation over OSM’s decision of choosing this Freeport as their business location.

“We are happy for this event because it is one of the many signs that Clark Freeport Zone continues to play a major role in the dynamic progress of our country. Despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, Clark continues to be a choice investment hub in the Philippines,” he added.

For her part, Thunborg cited this Freeport as a suitable investment destination given its strategic location, connectivity, and ideal business climate.

“It is important for Swedish companies to look outside of Metro Manila for investment and trade opportunities, and Clark should be a top priority due to its strategic location, proximity to transport hubs, and its support to the investors,” she said.

OSM Clark currently employs 103 workers from various communities near this Freeport. It provides services such as end consumer driven design, product development, scalable mass production with retail packaging capabilities, and supply chain management solutions.

The company was first established in Sweden in 2004 and now has various offices and manufacturing sites in other countries. These include Hong Kong, China, Stockholm and the Philippines.

 

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