Pilipinas Shell Continues to Drive Technology and Innovation at the Shell Tech Forum

The customers and partners of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) gathered during the recent 2018 Shell Technology Forum to talk about developments in the business sector and how to strengthen relations among industry players. Held at the Shangri-La Fort in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig, the forum saw representatives from the government, academe, and various industries coming together to push for innovation and cooperation in the local business landscape. “We have lined up great speakers to discuss the theme of what is happening in the future, and possible solutions to problems we may encounter—how we may strengthen the growth of businesses in the future as we address the needs of today,” said Cesar Romero, CEO of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation. During the tech forum, Shell presented its services aimed to augment business operations. Shell Fleet Solutions Country Business Manager Jackie Famorca presented Shell Card and how it aims to provide mobility solutions to fleet customers apart from just offering a fuel card. Mobility solutions such as roadside assistance and Shell Telematics which will be launched in the coming months. Shell Telematics, a GPS device installed in vehicles, provides vehicle data like performance reports and driver behavior, tied in with fuel consumption and efficiency. Shell also highlighted one of its latest innovations in fuel technology—the Shell FuelSave Diesel with DYNAFLEX Technology. Global Fuels Product Manager of Commercial Fuels Elitza Terzova shared, “Shell FuelSave Diesel with DYNAFLEX technology works for customers in many industries like mining, construction, manufacturing, marine, and transport. Many of our customers have reported seeing tangible benefits. They see and monetize the value of choosing Shell as their fuels partner.” Kong Hua Ong, Shell Commercial Fuels Technology Adviser for the East Region, in turn, talked about how Shell FuelSave Diesel with dual detergent DYNAFLEX technology is designed to help provide better fuel economy, improve engine efficiency, and increase load pulling power when needed in heavy-duty diesel engines. It is expected that these developments in PSPC’s services, together with the company’s topnotch fuel products, will aid companies in production and operations. “The good news is we have been experiencing economic growth. We have grown at a rate of 6.4 percent from 2010 to 2017,” revealed Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Assistant Secretary Rafaelita Aldaba who served as the keynote speaker. “A lot of our growth has been driven by industry. The manufacturing sector has been the main driver of growth in our economy,” added Aldaba. She also mentioned a study by the World Economic Forum entitled Readiness for the Future of Production. “What they concluded was that the Philippines has a low level of readiness for future production. The reasons are our weak institutional framework, weak human capital and  weak technological innovation,” she revealed. The study suggests that the Philippines should focus its efforts on innovation by acquiring new technology platforms and rescaling workers. According to Aldaba, innovation is seen as the animating force behind the future of production. Dennis Javier, Vice President of Shell Wholesale Commercial Fuels emphasized Shell’s commitment to partner with customers as they face the challenges in their respective industry sectors.  “The game that Shell plays is not just about wanting to sell a liter of fuel or lubricants at the cheapest price. We add value as we partner with you for growth because we want your businesses and our businesses to be sustainable. We want a better world. We want our lives to be easier. And it’s about nation-building. Shell has been here since 1914. We’ve survived that long because we keep innovating. We keep trying to lead technology and development. By working together, we can make that happen.”

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