Republic Cement Launches First Mobile Construction Solutions Laboratory
Republic Cement recently unveiled its first Fast Laboratory On Wheels (FLOW), a mobile laboratory dedicated to providing technical support to construction and building industry players. This is in support of the country’s rapid infrastructure development, under the government’s ‘Build, Build, Build” program.
FLOW, a mini-truck with pull-canopy converted into a laboratory, is furnished with equipment and apparatuses that can handle complex solution testing activities such as concrete, aggregate, and cement testing that are often a need in the Philippine construction industry.
“The growing demand for quality construction solution is a primary motivation for Republic Cement’s move to establish its first mobile laboratory,” said Republic Cement President and CEO Nabil Francis. Republic Cement is the top provider for bulk cement in Luzon.
“We are keen on providing fast and superior technical support for the country’s construction and building industry players. We are here to help deliver and support our partners’ quality and competency objectives, as we embrace the highest standards in building stronger structures,” he said.
Francis cited the mobile laboratory’s capacity to help industry players achieve technical advantage, helping the latter reduce production cost, increase profit, and consistently produce high-quality products.
“This is really about Republic Cement doing our part to ensure that the infrastructure boom in the country is met with high-quality construction materials. We look forward to working with our partners to help build a stronger Republic,” said Francis.
FLOW is the first mobile construction solutions laboratory in the country that can be transformed into a demo area where technical training may be conducted. It can be mobilized quickly to a specific site providing them analysis within hours.
Starting June, FLOW will be deployed in the greater Metro Manila area and fast-growing regions in Luzon such as CALABARZON and Central Luzon, to serve the testing needs of ready-mix producers, contractors, and dry mortar manufacturers.