Engr. Rolando Rupac (3L), VP for Operations and Sales of AMCC, receives award from DOST Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña (2L). With him are other DOST officials (from L-R), Asec. Emmanuel Galvez, DOST 2 Director Sancho Mabborang, DOST 2 Isabela Provincial Director Marcelo Miguel and Usec. Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano.

Engr. Rolando Rupac (3L), VP for Operations and Sales of AMCC, receives award from DOST Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña (2L). With him are other DOST officials (from L-R), Asec. Emmanuel Galvez, DOST 2 Director Sancho Mabborang, DOST 2 Isabela Provincial Director Marcelo Miguel and Usec. Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano.

PASAY CITY, Manila – For 2 years now, Agricomp Machineries and Construction Corporation (AMCC) in Isabela bagged the award for the best adoptor of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) for DOST 2 during the Asenso 2017 (Annual Summit of Enterprising SETUP Clients and Opportunities) held on 14 July 2017 at the World Trade Center, Main Stage, here.

AMCC, represented by its President, Mr. Samuel Cariño, ranked first against eight competing firms, Eco-Pulp Egg Tray Manufacturing and CEC Foods in Cagayan, Double M Merchandise in Isabela, FY Foot Cloth Wear and MRB Baby Cono in Quirino, Mideast Sweets in Nueva Vizcaya and Pableo’s Turmeric in Batanes. The result was achieved after numerous deliberations and project review was conducted by the panel of evaluators composed of Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Regional Director, Dr. Teresita A. Tabaog, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Operations Services (ARD-TOS), Ms. Mary Ann P. Maglasin, Assistant Regional Director for Finance and Administrative Support Services (ARD-FASS) and Ms. Virginia G. Bilgera, Assistant Regional Director for Field Operations Services (ARD-FOS) and SETUP Regional Coordinator.

Engr. Rolando Rupac shows the plaque award of AMCC for Best SETUP adoptor for Region 2.

Engr. Rolando Rupac shows the plaque award of AMCC for Best SETUP adoptor for Region 2.

Engr. Rolando Rupac, Vice President for Operations and Sales, received the plaque and Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20,000.00) cash award.

Best SETUP Adoptors were selected based on the following criteria: 1) Technology Process and Innovation Assimilation which includes technology adoption in products and processes and adaptation of technology interventions in whole supply chain; 2.) Product and Process Outcomes which include the improvement of product quality, packaging, production efficiency, waste reduction, safety and innovation; 3.) Entrepreneurial Acumen and Management Leadership, which include leadership and management maturity, financial discipline, ethical responsibility, social responsibility, and recognitions and awards; and 4.) Market and Financial Outcome such as significant improvements in sales/revenues, market penetration, and others.

AMCC is engaged in manufacturing and construction since 1999. It is a SETUP client of DOST Region 02 since 2012. With the S&T interventions, their sales increased from P 15,528,000.00 to P 48,560,000.00, an increased productivity by 25% and production efficiency by 25%.

AMCC has designed and developed grain dryers for palay and corn and has sold more than 1000 units of various models from 6tons to 20 tons capacity. It has won several contracts with the Department of Agriculture to manufacture corn drying centers from village type models with capacities of 10 and 20tons capacity, to large models of 200 and 300 tons capacity. It has collaborative research projects with PhilMech that includes the development of biomass furnace for grain dryers, belt-type dryer for cassava granules, and most recently, a fluidized bed grain dryer for flash drying of palay. Its recently developed technology is the Mobile Recirculating Dryer which can be used as flash dryers or complete dryer using biomass or diesel burners. Its Research and Development Department continue to innovate new agricultural machinery based on customer specifications and requirements.

 

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