Manufacturer enjoys waste reduction and power efficiency after one surprising move
Argie C. Aguja (The Philippine Star) - March 14, 2019 - 3:10pm

MANILA, Philippines — More than two years after a fire engulfed the factory of foam manufacturer Betafoam Corp., Meralco Biz’s technical assistance allowed the insulation and specialty-packaging maker to maintain a reliable power system and energy-efficient factory floor.

“In late 2014 when we rebuilt our factory, we consulted with Meralco Biz for our power needs. They helped us understand the right power requirements and electrical load. This reduced the cost of wiring and other electrical facilities,” explains Gregory Marañon, president of Betafoam Corp.

“Before this, we didn’t know that Meralco had a dedicated, customer-friendly and responsive business team. In our case, Meralco helped us analyze and rebalance the load we needed. We are saving a lot with this approach,” he shares.

Because of the redesigned power systems, Betafoam manufacturing operations became more efficient, resulting in further benefits.

“Our power-intensive equipment consumes about 150-200 kWh and we run our machines 40 to 50 hours per cycle so it’s important to have uninterrupted power supply. Our close coordination with Meralco ensures uninterrupted manufacturing process that avoids the wastage of expensive raw materials,” Marañon emphasized.

Betafoam took advantage of their strong collaboration with Meralco Biz Partners Group, a special customer segment dedicated to commercial or industrial businesses that use between five to 499 KW/month, with monthly bills ranging from P15,000 to P1.5 million.

Businesses under this program enjoy tailor-fit energy solutions that can be applied to reduce electricity costs, optimize operations and find energy-efficient methods.

To avail of the programs and services under the Meralco Biz Partners, call 16210 or visit to attend to the next Power Up Forum.

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