|Of Guts and Glory: the Pingloy Enterprises Story|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:45|
The story behind Pingloy Enterprises is the stuff that soap operas are made of. It is a story of hope and affirmation that yes, in this day and age, it is still possible for a small company to succeed armed with nothing but the age-old values of ability, courage, and determination.
Mr. Joel Estoperez, owner of Pingloy Enterprises, dared to enter the competitive business of dimsum manufacturing with a meager initial capital of P1,200 and one unit of dough roller which he inherited from his uncle. But what he lacked in finances, Mr. Estoperez made up for with skill and experience.
Since his teens, Mr. Estoperez had been making siomai while working for his uncle who was then a cook in a noodle house. In 1992, he and his wife Edna decided to put up their own business, Honels Noodle House, and went into production of canton and fresh noodles. In 2008, the company decided to shift to producing siomai, siopao, lumpiang shanghai, wanton and dried noodles, under their new business name, Pingloy Enterprises. They sold their products to outlets that offered noodles and dimsum products.
With the growing popularity and increasing demand for their products, the Estoperezes decided to heed a friend’s advice and applied for DOST’s assistance under SETUP. Through SETUP, Pingloy Enterprises acquired the needed equipment, trainings and consultancy services which helped them meet their clients’ needs, while at the same time improving production.
The dryer and planetary mixer proved to be a big help in huge production. The old bamboo bistay has been replaced with a stainless one which is better, safer, and more hygienic. The company also received a new dough roller and a suklob, which is used for steaming siomai, siopao, and noodles.
Joel and Edna Estoperez have nothing but glowing praises for DOST NCR and SETUP. According to Mr. Estoperez, the trainings and consultancy services were eye-openers. “Doon ko lang na realize na ang akala kong tama noon ay hindi pala.” Through trainings and consultancy, Pingloy Enterprises was able to realize a safer, cleaner, and more efficient production, which helped them to comply with business standards.
From humble beginnings, Pingloy Enterprises has now acquired a 400-square meter production facility in Novaliches, Quezon City. Their clients also continue to grow in number since DOST NCR has linked them up with the office’s other clients that needed suppliers of noodles and pasta.
Pingloy Enterprises is now the proud supplier for Cater King, Negros Navigation and Vegie Mix, which, in turn, supplies, Pizza Hut, Red Ribbon, and Philippine Airlines. Their products are also available in food stalls, malls, franchises and wet markets all over Metro Manila.
The young boy who once worked on his lonesome in his uncle’s house is now, together with his wife, the master of his own company. A happy ending indeed to a tale worth telling.
For inquiries, please call DOST NCR at 837-3162 or 837-2071 loc. 2017 to 2019