Unicast Expands Cement Wear Parts Operations to the Philippines

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Unicast, Inc, a recognized designer and distributor of cast wear parts for the cement, mining, and aggregates industries, is pleased to announce its expansion into Asia with its new office in the Philippines. Unicast will open a warehouse in the Philippines in 2015.

Unicast Convertible Diverter Valve

Unicast Convertible Diverter Valve

By offering local sales representatives and a distribution center in the Philippines, we are able to deliver wear parts to local and regional cement plants quickly and efficiently.

Unicast, Inc announced today the formation of a sales office and wear part distribution center in the Philippines to better serve Asian cement plants and mines with quicker delivery times and reduced freight costs. Unicast operations in the Philippines (http://www.unicast.com.ph) will be led by veteran engineers Efren P. Ignacio and Barry Q. Quilon alongside Unicast’s CEO and Founder Gerry L’Esperance in Canada.

“Cement plant managers around the world are looking to reduce plant operations costs,” said L’Esperance. “By offering local sales representatives and a distribution center in the Philippines, we are able to deliver wear parts to local and regional cement plants quickly and efficiently. In the case of a shut down due to worn or broken wear parts, quick delivery of replacement parts could save our customers thousands of dollars per hour.”

To date, Unicast wear parts are installed in hundreds of cement plants and mines worldwide. The company ships cast wear parts, such as apron feeder pans, tungsten carbide hammers, diverter valves, and other cast wear parts from its plant in Kelowna, Canada. The company’s innovative product, the convertible diverter valve, is its most popular.

“The Unicast convertible diverter valve can be maintained inline by one engineer in an hour or less, and they last longer. Our international customers are thrilled with the wear life they are getting with Unicast valves. We have seen a growing demand for this product in Asia,” says L’Esperance.

A local warehouse stocked with cast wear parts meets this demand. Unicast plans to stock the Philippines regional distribution center with convertible diverter valves and crusher hammers, including clinker breaker and TiC hammers.

The distribution center is scheduled to open by the end of next year. The sales office and regional website (http://www.unicast.com.ph) are currently in operation.

“In addition to improving delivery times, a regional office in Asia allows us to offer multi-language support and consultation for our regional customers. We are excited to meet the needs of the growing industry in the Philippines and neighboring Asian countries,” said L’Esperance. “We are confident that Efren and Barry are the best candidates to lead our Philippines office. They are an integral part of the Unicast team.”

Engineers and purchasing managers interested in learning more about Unicast’s cast replacement wear parts for the cement and mining industries can visit http://www.unicast.ca or http://www.unicast.com.ph.

About Unicast
Unicast designs and distributes quality cast replacement wear parts for the cement, mining, aggregate, and coal industries worldwide. We supply superior castings from chrome moly, manganese steels, heat and corrosion resistant stainless steels, high chrome white irons and low alloy steels.

Our core wear part solutions include diverter valves, apron feeder pans, grinding mill liners, hammers and blow bars, grizzly panels, and cooler grates. Our cast wear parts have been the reliable, hassle-free choice for maintenance engineers around the world since 1994. http://www.unicast.ca

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