Jacobi Carbons Philippines, Inc. was established in the first quarter of 2012 and was engaged in purchasing of coconut shell charcoal (CSC) from local farmers, granulated them to required sizes and prepared them for export to its affiliate companies in India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka after a thorough quality control process. At an average shipment volume of 700-1000 metric tons weekly, these were being used to manufacture Activated Carbon of the other affiliate locations.
In 2013, Jacobi Carbons AB, the parent company based in Kalmar, Sweden decided to put up another activated carbon manufacturing facility in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Thus, Jacobi Carbon Philippines, Inc. (JCX) was envisioned to e one of the world’s largest coconut charcoal activated carbon manufacturing facility. With the capacity of 15,000 metric tons annually, JCX adopts novel technology in manufacturing , water re-use equipment and environmental pollution control measures. It employs modern rotary kilns and granulation equipment and highly efficient dust collector that captures all dust inside the production area during processing.
Jacobi Carbons Philippines, Inc. was registered as an Ecozone Export Enterprise with the Philippine Economic zone Authority (PEZA) and was granted the Certification for Start of Commercial Operation on August 1, 2015, It operates within a total land area of 4.8-hectares at Phividec Industrial Estate. The scope of its registered activity with PEZA is to engage in the production of normal and value-added activated carbon, charcoal for activation and granulated charcoal and importation raw materials, machinery and equipment used directly in its registered operations.
The first export shipment of manufactured activated carbon went out on August 20, 2015 to Aukland, California, USA. Since then JCX has been exporting its finished products to the world market, mainly to Europe.
The new plant facility was also officially inaugurated on September 22, 2015.
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THE RESPONSIBLE COMPANY
Jacobi Carbons is very much aware of the responsibilities that a large corporation has in the welfare and rights of its employees and stakeholders alike.
In addition, the location of many of the company’s manufacturing facilities in the developing world places further onus on us to ensure that the social impact of our operations are positive and not to the detriment of the regions in which we operate. Jacobi fully subscribe to the fundamental premise of organizations such as SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) that require investors to safeguard all employees and their families; will not exploit young or vulnerable persons, and actively contribute to the local community.
Jacobi Carbons does not employ child labour, nor does it contravene regulations relating to minimum pay or working conditions.
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