ANFLO Industrial Estate (AIE), the premier agro-industrial hub in the country, is shaping up the agro-industrial business as it welcomes its new warehouse last Thursday, March 28.
Located in between Barangays San Vicente and San Pedro in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, AIE is a 63-hectare agro-industrial ecozone, equipped with modern facilities and complete logistics support, that could accommodate agro-industrial and light manufacturing companies.
With the addition of eight more warehouses, it is expected to attract more investors, both from local and foreign. To date, it has now 15 warehouses.
Since it was established in 2016, AIE has been receiving interest from foreign investors such as Japan, China, United States, Netherlands, among others.
Each warehouse bay has a total size of 1,000 square meters. A single tenant can occupy a number of bays, depending on the locator’s space requirement.
Damosa Land Inc. (DLI) vice president Ricardo F. Lagdameo said having the AIE located in Panabo, one of the food baskets in the country, is the location for a world class industrial park, since it is only 300 meters away from the Davao International Container Terminal (DICT).
DICT is among Mindanao’s premier container terminal that ensure cost-efficient logistic operations for locators.
“We started this project three years ago. What we have envisioned is to have a proper operational industrial park here in Davao del Norte”, Lagdameo said.
He said that occupants in these warehouses are assured with not only state-of-the-art facilities which can be used for storage and manufacturing bays, but also a tightly-secured area that would guarantee peace of mind for investors.
Currently, AIE has 11 locators - Del Monte Fresh Produce Philippines, First Panabo Tropical Foods Corp., Phildutch Polymer Inc., Davao Packaging Corporation, Davao Zhenzhi Plastics Corp., CAMECO Realty Development, PMR Pallet Ltd. Co., Fermon Corp., Southern Harvest, Lane Holdings Inc., and Packwell Inc.
Lagdameo said most of the locators are already fully operational.
He also said although majority of their warehouses are occupied, they are not yet eyeing to expand anytime soon.
“As of now, we are still developing the 20 hectare available lot. Our preferences are to expand within the area first,” Lagdameo said.
With the expansion of AIE, it is expected to generate 4,000 to 5,000 employments for Dabawenyos, the business industry in the region would also benefit from it.