Automotive Products, Inc. designs,
develops and manufactures electronic accessories principally to
OEM’s. Established in June of 2001 to meet the ever growing
demand for products specially geared for the off-road and recreational
automobile market. The company decided to make a strategic investment
in LED (light emitting diode) technology in early 2002. This has
produced products for local traffic industry and introduced new
decorative lighting innovations.
Protek Automotive Products Inc.
humble beginnings can be traced to MME Products
established in the 1980’s in California, USA. Fulfilling the
need for standardized electrical interfaces for Automobiles, RV’s
and Trailers; the company began supplying various electronic interfaces
to US based companies. Two prominent customers are U-Haul/Draw-tite
Inc. and Hidden Hitch, a Canada based company.
company expanded its manufacturing operations through the use of
subcontractors in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Thailand in 1986.
In 1999, the company decided to consolidate all its manufacturing
operations in the Philippines because of the favorable investment
incentives offered by the government. It was registered under the
new name Protek
Automotive Products Inc. to
better reflect its product base.
company has grown from 20 to over 140 full-time employees since
its inception in early 2000. Its ability to draw from a large pool
of highly skilled workforce around the area has allowed it to manage
its human resources during the cyclical nature of the business.
company has been granted a number of patents for its innovative
approach to automobile interfaces. It also is applying for patents
on unique lighting applications using LED (light emitting diode)
meet the USA standard for safety, it uses UL approved materials
from its suppliers, such as adapters, wires, connectors, and others.
Protek Automotive Products Inc. will embark on
an ISO certification program to standardize its quality with the
rest of the manufacturing community. Being a member of the Philippine
Exports, it provides an important access to export oriented buyers
who visit the country to attend its sponsored fairs and exhibits
throughout the year.
electrical interfaces products for Automobiles, Recreational Vehicles
and Trailers can be categorized as niche products. Protek
Automotive Products Inc. is the only company in the Philippines
engaged in manufacturing electrical interfaces for Automobiles,
RV’s and Trailers. Everybody with a car (will tow their trailers,
mobile homes, boats etc.) is considered a captured market.
sustain the supply chain, new and improved products have to be introduced
every year. Product innovations such as short circuit protected
electrical interfaces have been offered to the market. It attracted
new buyers and returning ones as well.
there is no substitute for the electrical interfaces for Automobiles,
Recreational Vehicles and Trailers. If at all, it can only be new
innovations or improved product specifications. Corollary to that,
changes in safety regulations will possibly change the product design.