SCG, the ASEAN business leader with an expertise in building materials and sustainability for construction products and services, launched the SCG Smartwood and SCG Portland Cement to the Philippine market in a press conference held during the WORLDBEX 2017 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, Philippines.
WORLDBEX is the venue for the most talented architects, interior designers, exporters, and students to learn about the latest trends and innovations for the construction and building sector.
This year, SCG showcased how an innovative and sustainable home can be both stylish and durable.
“At SCG, we create and deliver world-class building materials that truly serve our customers’ needs. SCG Smartwood, a superior brand of fiber cement wood substitute, offers a variety of designs and applications while at the same time extending the lifespan of a house for up to 30-50 years. SCG Portland Cement, on the other hand, uses innovative technology to boost its compressive strength, increasing its resistance to everyday wear and tear,” said Mr. Phaskorn Buranawit, Country Director of SCG Cement-Building Materials Philippines.
Apart from its durability, SCG Smartwood and SCG Portland Cement also respectively contributes to the well-being of the environment. SCG Smartwood lessens the number of trees cut for lumber, planks, timber, and other wood products. The production of SCG Portland Cement on the other hand, involves the rehabilitation of its quarrying sites.
The company gives importance to research and development of products, which aimed at creating more value for customers and promoting environmental conservation. SCG’s ultimate goal is to respond to consumers’ lifestyle both in the present and in the future.
“SCG Smartwood and SCG Portland Cement are produced through environmentally-friendly processes. SCG Smartwood is asbestos-free so the material is non-hazardous for our respiratory systems. It can also reduce the use of natural wood for over 90% of construction needs. SCG Portland Cement is innovative because it uses the waste heat power generator system in its production process. With these innovations, we hope to continue what we started in providing green and sustainable products to our clients in the construction industry.” added Buranawit.
With growing concerns over environmental issues, it has been forecasted that there will be an increasing demand for spatial buildings and building information modelling which account for environmental impact before construction even begins. There will also be a rise in demand for sustainable cement and rustic wood aesthetic, creating opportunities for better and stronger properties for the future.
SCG has been an innovative leader in developing green products and services. In a sustainability report released in 2016, SCG identified how it is able to maintain its position as a leader in building and providing a better future for everyone by implementing green practices in its processes, producing world-class and sustainable products and services.
“We have always envisioned an urbanized future for the world without damaging the environment. SCG Smartwood and SCG Portland Cement are materials for stronger and more sustainable homes and buildings,” concluded Buranawit.
SCG Cement-Building Materials is the official core business that supplies SCG Smartwood and SCG Portland Cement. It operates with full commitment to environmental friendliness and optimum use of natural resources in line with its sustainability framework.
SCG is a leading ASEAN business conglomerate with regional focus, and established commitments towards business conducts that are in line with good corporate governance and sustainable development principles. Established in 1913, following the royal decree of His Majesty King Rama VI, SCG’s cement products were the essential materials for the construction of Thailand’s infrastructure projects during that period, which have contributed greatly towards the country’s modernization. Since its inception, SCG has grown continuously and has earned widespread recognition as a role model for other businesses, both locally and internationally.
Today, SCG is comprised of three core business units, namely: SCG Cement-Building Materials, SCG Chemicals, and SCG Packaging. With more than 200 companies under its umbrella and approximately 53,000 employees, SCG creates and distributes innovative products and services that respond to the current and future needs of the consumers.
SCG has been present in the Philippines since 1993 with more than 1,400 employees through its seven subsidiaries: United Pulp & Paper Co. (UPPC), Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc. (MSCI), SCG Roofing Philippines, Inc. (SCGR), SCG Trading Philippines, Inc. (SCGT), SCG Marketing Philippines, Inc. (SCGM), Green Siam Resources, Inc. (GSRC), and Green Alternative Technology Specialist, Inc. (GATSI).
In the Philippines, the available products under the SCG brand are the following: SCG Smartboard, SCG Smartwood, SCG Concrete Roof, SCG Thermal and Acoustic Insulations, and SCG Cement.
One of its CSR initiatives in the Philippines include the Sharing The Dream program. Now on its 10th year, it is SCG’s way of giving back to the community by providing educational assistance to underprivileged Filipino high school students.
About Mariwasa Siam Ceramics
Prior to SCG’s presence in the Philippines, its subsidiary Mariwasa Siam Ceramics has already been established. In 2016, Mariwasa celebrated its 50th anniversary in the Philippines and is continuously pioneered the manufacturing processes such as: production of vitrified floor tiles, big size wall tiles and 3rd fired ceramic tiles.