JP Marzan Project Ventures Inc., one of the country’s major logistics companies, prepares to help lift the economy once the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is under control.
“We are ready to serve and help the country rise from the pandemic because we are hopeful that when all our partners’ infrastructure projects are finished, it will bring good news for the country and give witness to a beautiful transformation,” said Jay Marzon, chairman of JP Marzan Project Ventures.
As a country with more than 7,600 islands, the Philippines has geographic challenges. Transporting equipment and construction materials remain an issue, not only for the infrastructure industry but also for businesses in all sectors.
For JP Marzan, efficient logistics can help solve these challenges, especially with the robust construction activities. With numerous infrastructure projects still in the pipeline, opportunities for companies offering specialized logistics services are ripe for the taking, as it offers expertise to local builders and the government.
Marzan said the government’s focus on infrastructure projects gives a promising future for the logistics industry. With its expertise, the company aims to help the government can fulfill its goal of improving the country’s economy.
JP Marzan Project is present in some of the major projects in the country. It is responsible for the delivery of girders for the building of skyways and is working closely with its partners for the Manila subway project.
“The best solution for the government is to work closely with logistics companies, thus making the construction projects around the country more efficient and finish faster,” Marzan said. “As for us, we are ready to show how logistics can help through intensive research.”
Before closing a deal with partners, JP Marzan makes it a point to conduct surveys and researches to assess whether they can execute the project, given the difficulty of the task as well as the risk factors that surround it. This mindset has led to their service offerings to expand and cater to the needs of builders and organizations across the country.
Among its services are heavy-lift support, trucking, forwarding, logistics, domestic distribution, warehousing, rigging works, plant transfer, factory machine installation, powerplant assembly, project consultation, equipment rental, civil engineering and trading of industrial equipment and services.
“All the research is necessary not just for the quality of the services we offer but also for the safety of our experts and workers. In our kind of business, there is no room for accidents and so, we always ensure due diligence in doing our projects,” Marzan said.
For instance, it facilitates the delivery of wind turbines, which could weigh about 160 tons on average and cost millions of dollars. That is why they need highly skilled drivers.
Another project is the transportation of the train coaches for the MRT-7 project, which required specialized trucks to deliver. This project is one of the company’s ways of showing its commitment to nation-building by helping to provide Filipinos good and efficient transportation.
JP Marzan and the government have one goal in common to ensure that the economy flourishes and competes globally at a high level. With the government’s infrastructure push, the company expects more opportunities not just in Metro Manila but also in other regions in need of logistics services.
Regions like Bicol in 2017 had infrastructure boom, and most of the growth that happened there was credited to the logistics services. The province became the fastest-growing region in the country with multiple sectors like agriculture, trade and commercial having an uptick performance.
The latest Logistics Performance Index 2018 revealed that the Philippines ranked 60th, up from 71st in 2016. LPI also indicated that the country’s score improved from 2.55 to 2.73 in infrastructure and from 2.70 to 2.78 in logistics competence in the same period.
“It only goes to show the importance of both industries and the need for them to grow even more,” Marzan said. “We hope to continue the country’s progress in infrastructures and transportations. To date, we have established our corporate center in Carmona, Cavite as a way of showing our support for our partners, who are mostly in the southern part of Luzon.”
The corporate center is accessible from Manila and has enough parking space and easy deployment for trucks. It has an estimated development cost of P30 million to P32 million. The company expects to move there in December this year.
As one of the country’s leading logistics providers, JP Marzan is dedicated to meet the challenges of the globalized market and serves as a reliable partner for the country’s economic growth.
The company started in 1972 as RV Marzan Brokerage and used to handle customs brokerage and deliveries around Luzon. Since then, it diversified into a reputable logistics company consistent knowns for best business practices.