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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Former Acer to invest additional P43.4M in Subic

By Marianne V. Go, The Philippine Star

Wistron Infocomm (Phils.) Corp. (formerly Acer) is investing an additional P43.356 million to establish a new testing and service facility in Subic.

Wistron already manufactures computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and computer motherboards in Subic.

It has sought and gotten approval from the Board of Investments (BOI) to register on a pioneer status its new testing and service facility for the electronics industry.

The new testing and service facility will be located in Wistron’s existing plant at the Subic Bay Industrial Park Phase 1 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales.

The new activity will hire 158 additonal employees.

Wistron’s new testing and service facility will do repairs, refurbishment, remanufacture of defective company and non-company made products.

Under the 2005 Investments Priorities Plan (IPP), the establishment and operation of centers of excellence, test and other service facilities catering to the elctronics industry is classified as a preferred activity.

Wistron is a 100 percent Taiwanese-owned electronics firm that has been operating in Subic since 1995.

In fact Winstron is one of the Subic Bay Freeport’s biggest investor and export earner.


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