DOST Secretary Dr. Renato Solidum Jr together with Usec. Sancho A. Mabborang, Dir. Virginia Bilgera and Director Cesar Pedraza dropped by for a short visit at ACT Machineries today, March 24, 2023.
In the visit, Secretary Solidum mentioned the importance of collaboration among MSMES in the supply chain. He also encouraged their firm staff to maximize the other DOST programs and projects to further assist them and focus on the employee development
The ACT Machineries is one of the local manufacturers in the country that focuses on agricultural machinery. The firm was established on April 22, 1986, founded by Mr. Angel C. Tactay is located at Turayong, Cauayan City, Isabela.
The firm applied for SETUP assistance in 2019. Through SETUP, ACT was able to develop new products such as onion seeder, mushroom bagger, feed mixer, mushroom dryer, 2-in-1 Milling Machine, Carrot Washer, Multipurpose Seeder, Boat Tiller, Cacao Huller, as well as improved versions of existing products. The firm was able to widen its market scope and transactions, improve production, and increase the number of its branches.
Currently, the enterprise uses robotics and automation through Computerized Numerical Control High Precision Plasma Cutting Machine and Automatic Robot Plasma Welding Machine. These machines were acquired by the firm to improve their processes on measuring, cutting, grinding, and drilling.
The corporation received the most prestigious DOST Industry Ready Award. The ICON award is given to SETUP-assisted MSME which adopts Industry 4.0 technologies. The selection criteria include the degree and extent of innovation related to Industry 4.0 technologies, value creation to the customer, value creation for the enterprise, and change or transformation process.
SETUP is DOST’s response to the public’s demand for improved access to technologies and breakthroughs developed by the different facilities and institutes of DOST.