By: Jennifer A. Palaganas
    Science Research Specialist I, ICS



G&G Enterprise Machine Shop traces its name from its owner’s humble beginnings and his vision to create his own fortune by being successful in doing metal works. Engr. Gavino B. Gesmundo, in his youth proved to be independent pursuing to finish his studies and, honing his skills in metalworks and fabrication. At a very young age, he was chosen to be one of the trainees to work abroad where he had the chance to show Pinoy’s inherent ability in fabrication. In every company he joined there he was always given supervisory jobs, a testament to the skills he has built and the trust of his employees.

Engr. Gesmundo decided to return to the country and put  up a small machine shop catering to automotive parts and the company’s first clients were those with broken bikes. Eventually with his skills and experiences in machining and fabrication and numerous clients referrals earned him more customers including DOST-ITDI. With DOST-ITDI’s confidence he was selected as one of the accredited fabricators in manufacturing DOST-developed food equipment like wine/vinegar kit and ebulliometer, pulverizer, double jacketed kettle, hydraulic press, vacuum fryer, extractor and filling machines. The company has also been an accredited service center of escalator and elevators specifically by Jardine Schindler Elevator Corporation and OTIS EDM Company Philippines, further proof of the company’s built credibility in the industry.

To further improve its production, the company sought the assistance of the DOST-NCR through a SETUP project by upgrading its production through the acquisition of precision lathe macine and technical assistance on equipment acquisition. With that assistance, G&G was bale to increase its production output by 100% and its sales by 60%. The company eliminated outsourcing thus improving the product quality and production, thus reducing the lead time by 50%. The company also increased the range of machining services provided to include long series of threading and shafting and fabrication of plates with larger diameters.

Locally fabricated food equipment by G&G are now being patronized by various DOST-SETUP adoptors all over the country and by various government and non-government organizations with enterprise development projects. It follows that if you make your products and services very well, clients will surely queue.