Outotec recently opened a new office in Manila, the Philippines, as part of the company’s expansion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The new office was inaugurated by Stuart Sneyd, president of Outotec’s APAC region, in the presence of customers, ministries and industry associations.

The Philippines is ranked as the fifth most mineralized country in the world and has some of the world’s largest resources of gold, copper and nickel. Approximately 30% of the country’s total land area is believed to contain important metallic mineral deposits. Outotec is committed to helping the Philippines develop its world-class resource industry in a sustainable way. The new office in Manila will focus on serving Outotec’s customers, driving sales in the growing market, and supporting project implementation in the Philippines.

“Outotec has sold technologies for copper smelting and concentrating in the Philippines since the 1960s,” Sneyd said. “Through our industry-leading technologies, we want to make a strong contribution to sustainable development of the Philippines mining and metallurgical industry. Apart from the mining and metals sector, this market also offers attractive growth opportunities for Outotec in industrial water treatment and renewable energy sectors. With the opening of our Manila office, we will take our capability to deliver sustainable technology solutions and local customer support services to a whole new level in the Philippines.”