A merger between ANSCOR and PDIC formed Phelps Dodge Philippines (PDP).
The country’s dependence on imported rods ended when PDP acquired its own mill and started manufacturing 8mm rods from wire bars.
PDP began a long-term partnership with the Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Company (PLDT).
PDP was the first manufacturer to locally produce 795 MCM Condor Aluminum Wires used by the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR).
Aluminum Magnet Wires
PDP started manufacturing aluminum magnet wires and acquired key production equipment, bringing it to the forefront of the industry: the Maillefer PM-11 Tandem Extruder Line and the Maillefer PM-12 Extrusion Line, the only ones of each kind in the country.
Copper Rods From Cathodes
Through the operations of its Outokumpu Continuous Cast Rod plant, PDP acquired the capability to make copper rods from cathodes.
PDP started exporting copper rods to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.
Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) approved PDP building wires, making it the only wire and cable company with UL approval in the country.
PDP started exporting its building wires globally.
Phone Cables for PLDT
The first Foam-Skin Filled (FSF) Telephone Cables were produced by PDP for PLDT.
35 KV Power Cables
PDP produced the first and only dry-cured, high-quality power cables up to 35 KV.
PDP became the first local electric wire and cable company to have earned ISO 9001 Certification, raising the bar for the local industry.
PDP established Phelps Dodge Philippines Energy Products Corporation (PDE) to consolidate all the manufacturing operations of the various entities under PDP and provide focus to its growing manufacturing activities. The operation of the plant was relocated from Mandaluyong City to Tarlac.
Anti Theft Cables
PDP introduced to the local power utilities the bipolar anti-theft cables, which helped eliminate power pilferage, thus reducing system losses. This product had been developed by PDP’s affiliates in South America and was being used by South American power utilities.
Lead FREE Cables
PDP reformulated all its THHN/THWN building wires to be lead-free wires.
PDP introduced lead-free CT-rated building wires
PDP introduced lead-free cable tray-rated building wires, enabling up to 30% savings on wire installations.
Halogen FREE Cables
Low-smoke halogen-free cables were produced at the PDP plant and introduced to the industrial and commercial sector.
General Cable As Majority Shareholder of PDP
General Cable became the majority owner of Phelps Dodge Philippines after Andres Soriano Corp. (ANSCOR) had sold some of its shares to General Cable.
PDP launched Alumilite®, an aluminum alloy building wire with a slippery additive (Flexiglide™), to meet the needs of its clients.
Fire Resistant Cables
PDP started producing fire-rated cables that continuously conducted electricity in a fire for at least three hours. It was the first in the country to introduce THHN/THWN-2 building wire that was moisture and heat resistant, flame retardant, and suitable for 90°C wet and dry applications.
PDP introduced its own busway system called Versaduct™ to the general market for various applications in electrical distribution.
Metal Clad (MC) Cables
PDP was the first company to have produced and offered metal-clad (MC) cables with either copper or aluminum 8000 series conductor in the Philippines.
PDP was 100% locally owned by Andres Soriano Corp. (ANSCOR) but still maintained a technical and exclusive distribution agreement with General Cable.
Locally Manufactured Branch Cable
PDP introduced EV Chargers to the market that came in various types. They were safe, efficient, and convenient with their advanced features. This innovation promoted sustainable transportation.