SCG, a leader in building materials innovation and one of the leading business conglomerates in the ASEAN region, recently joined forces with Builk One Group to increase efficiency and minimize risks for small-scale contractors through a digital platform accessible to construction businesses. The partnership has a shared goal of increasing work efficiency and bringing about sustainable growth for the industry toward revolutionizing the ASEAN construction industry.
SCG Philippines Country Director – SCG Cement Building Materials Business Jakkrit Suwansilp said: “With the economic growth of the Philippines over the past years compared with other ASEAN countries, coupled with mega infrastructure projects by the government under the US$180 billion Build Build Build program, we are confident of many large, medium and small construction projects in the coming years. Our joint venture with the Builk One Group to provide platforms and services to contractors in the Philippines will aid the growth that’s expected to continue in the future. SCG will leverage its strengths of having a variety of construction materials, from ceiling systems to pre-cast walls to ready-built bathroom systems, to cater to the needs of our target customers. Our market trials have received great feedback from contractors and workers. We will continue to leverage these strengths while working closely with Builk to uplift the local construction industry further.”
Patai Padungtin, CEO and Co-Founder of Builk One, expressed his full support of the partnership: “We are confident that our capabilities and experience as an online platform developer for construction business management will help strengthen the local construction scene and help it catch up with global trends. Our most outstanding service is the online cost control system that allows construction operators to keep track of their business costs in real-time, allowing them to manage their businesses more efficiently. We also offer online transaction services for construction materials for contractors and after-sales services and CRM for construction materials resellers. Both SCG and Builk are committed to use our experiences and expertise to increase the efficiency of the construction industry in the Philippines.”
The joint venture has a registered capital of PHP25 million, with SCG holding a 70 percent stake and Builk holds the remaining 30 percent. The JV is set to begin operations in the first quarter of 2020, expecting to deliver high growth opportunities in the construction business. If you wish to know more about the digital platform for contractors, visit ph.builk.com or call (02) 825 06111or email at email@example.com
SCG, a leading ASEAN conglomerate advocating sustainability, is composed of three core businesses: SCG Cement-Building Materials, SCG Chemicals and SCG Packaging. With more than 200 companies under its umbrella and approximately 53,000 employees, SCG creates and distributes innovative products and services that respond to the current and future needs of the consumers.
SCG has been present in the Philippines since 1993 with more than 1,000 employees through its five subsidiaries: United Pulp & Paper Co., Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc., SCG Cement-Building Materials Philippines Inc., SCG International Philippines Inc., SCG Marketing Philippines, Inc. In the Philippines, the available SCG product highlights are SCG Smartboard, Mariwasa Ceramic Tiles and Mariwasa Sanitary Ware, SCG Thermal Insulation, SCG Smartwood, SCG Smartwood Modeena Series and SCG Concrete Roof.
About BUILK ONE GROUP
BUILK One Group is the first start-up in Asia to provide construction business management software for free with the determination of helping the Thai construction industry turn into the digital world. Operating since 2009, it has served more than 35,000 small and medium contractors in five countries, namely Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. The distinctive point of BUILK.COM is BUILK’s Cost Control feature, which helps contractors control the project’s workflow, including budgeting, cost accounting, expenses and revenue, via the online system. It also keeps SMEs contractors recognize the turnover with real-time update and manage the workflow efficiently. Currently, it has various business models, including 1. BUILK.COM – an online cost control system free of charge for SMEs contractors 2. YELLO Smart Purchase – an online system of purchasing construction materials for contractors 3. JUBILI by BUILK – a sales management and customer relations system. All of BUILK’s services focus on using the software to improve the workflow efficiency and service for B2B customers.