Republic Cement launches mobile construction solutions lab

Republic Cement 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 this month, 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.

Republic Cement is a leading local cement manufacturing and distribution company in the Philippines with a nationwide footprint. Together with its subsidiaries, it focuses on being the trusted solutions partner for building a greener, stronger Republic. It is backed by the global expertise of CRH, a leading building materials company headquartered in Ireland, and Aboitiz, a diversified Filipino business conglomerate recognized as one of the best-managed companies in Asia.

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