The Mariwasa Story
Founded in March 1966, MARIWASA is one of the pioneers in the Philippine ceramic tile industry. Established by the brothers Emerson and Edison Co Seteng, the company was founded on a vision of producing ceramic products that would meet world standards for beauty and durability. This vision was to be achieved by harnessing the skills, discipline and creativity of the Filipino artisan.
With the technical assistance of leading Italian firms, MARIWASA set up its manufacturing plant along Ortigas Avenue. A series of expansions through the years quickly brought the company to market leadership. The latest addition to the group is a manufacturing facility located in Sto. Tomas, Batangas that showcases the country’s most advanced ceramic tile technology.
MARIWASA holds the distinction of being the first to manufacture both wall and floor tiles in a vast range of colors and sizes. With each MARIWASA tile comes a firm commitment to product excellence that is fully supported by extensive research and development, innovative design and some of the most modern production facilities and processes in the Philippines, all of which are now operating under ISO 9001:2000 and PNS/ISO 13006 quality standards.
Three decades after, Mariwasa Siam Ceramics (MSC) was born after a joint venture of Mariwasa Manufacturing, Inc. (MMI) and a giant Thai conglomerate, Siam Cement Group (SCG). The association with one of Asia’s most admired and ethical corporation generated a new sense of pride and commitment.
In addition to its ceramic tile production, MSC imports sanitary wares and bathroom fixtures to complement its product lines. Product distribution is done through the company’s network of dealers that are positioned strategically throughout the Philippines. Finished products are also exported to Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Saipan, Guam, Palau, Canada, and Africa.
The MARIWASA story is a continuing testimony to Filipino craftsmanship and ingenuity. In each MARIWASA tile is reflected the founders’ vision of excellence – the ability to stand proudly among the world’s finest products.
Mission and Vision
To be one of the leading and preferred provider of eco-friendly ceramic tiles in ASEAN countries while continuing to delight customers with the company’s products, in terms of excellence in quality and design, as the company grows through sustainable development.
It is our vision that Mariwasa Brand is the first choice in ceramic tiles among Filipinos.
We guarantee that all products meet Philippine and International standards. Our commitment to customers is best expressed in our tagline “Uncompromising Quality.”
Awards and Recognitions
The First and Only local ceramic tile maker certified by Green Choice Philippines and given an Eco-Label Seal of Approval.
Mariwasa’s pioneering Zero Waste Renewable Energy Technology earned a feat from the prestigious Blue Sky Award – a global program sponsored by UNIDO and International Technology Center for Sustainable Development.
The Philippine Quality Award (PQA) is the highest level of national recognition for exemplary organizational performance. It aims to stimulate local companies and organizations to improve quality and productivity for the pride of recognition while obtaining a competitive edge and providing example to others. Mariwasa prides itself to be first and only local ceramic tile manufacturer to receive such an award.
The Certification International Philippines awarded Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc. Certificates of Recognition to ISO 9001:2008 for its quality management system , to ISO14001:2004 for its environmental management system, and to OHSAS 18001:2007 for its health & safety management system with the following scope: “Design and Manufacture of Floor and Wall Tiles.” These Mariwasa’s accomplishments serve as an instrument for enhancing the competitiveness of its organization and for meeting its customer’s needs and expectations.
In 1999, Mariwasa became one of the first ceramic tile manufacturers to receive the seal of quality from the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Mariwasa continues to be an active proponent of the environment. Commited to protect, conserve and enhance the environment for the future generations, Mariwasa is an active proponent of Green Consumerism”.
Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc. (MSCI) Board of Directors
Chairman & President: Regina Co Seteng
Vice Chairman: Kajohndet Sangsuban
Pichit Maipoom Emilie Maramag
Pramote Techasupatkul Jakkrit Suwansilp
Surasak Kraiwitchaicharoen Benjamin Laurel
Ferdinand Edwin Co Seteng Jacinto Sy
Marisse Yvette Co Seteng Manuel Sy
The Siam Cement Group
SCG, one of leading conglomerates of Thailand and ASEAN region, has diversified to 5 core business units which are SCG Chemicals, SCG Paper, SCG Cement, SCG Building Materials and SCG Distribution. Altogether, there are over 100 companies within the Group, collectively employ 27,000 employees. The Group offers quality products and services to every region around the world. All business units are focused on the development of high value-added technologies and innovations in order to meet with increasing demands of customers in the present and in the future.
SCG has always conducted its businesses alongside a commitment to promoting sustainable growth to the communities it operates. This is achieved by creating values for its customers, employees and other stakeholders through its internationally recognized business practices, good risk management, and exceptional safety standards. Most companies in the Group have been accredited with ISO 14000 certification for environment management, and TIS 18000 for occupational health and safety management. This enhances SCG’s competitiveness in the global market place. In addition to business excellence, SCG also provides constant support to beneficial activities in the area of environment, human development, and social benefit.
Moreover, SCG continuously develops the potential of employees and creates a workplace with an open and energetic atmosphere. All employees will work together innovatively while living SCG’s 4 Core Values: Adherence to Fairness; Dedication to Excellence; Belief in the Value of Individuals; and Concern for Social Responsibility. SCG will develop a more diverse workforce with a customer-centric mindset and global perspectives.
SCG’s long achievement was started since 1913 flowing a Royal Decree of His Majesty King Rama VI to produce cement, eliminate reliance on imports of cement as well as maximize the use of natural resources available in Thailand. Since its establishment, SCG intends to continue to conduct its business in accordance with the concept of Corporate Governance. It has in place an effective oversee system to ensure transparency, disclosure and verification for mutual interests of all stakeholders and for sustainable growth.
Thailand’s longest established and largest industrial conglomerate, founded in 1913 under Royal Decree of His Majesty King Rama VI
For more information about SCG, visit their website at http://www.scg.co.th/en/