THE Philippines’ leading home improvement and construction supply retailer, Wilcon Depot, welcomes 2019 with the opening of its 52nd depot store nationwide located at Panacan, Davao City on Jan. 25.
Davao City serves as the as a premier hub for education, industry, commerce, trade, among others, in Mindanao. Davao City is also recognized as the 4th most competitive city in the highly-urbanized category for 2018 and was consistently on the top 5 list of the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index Awards since 2015. Looking into the city’s massive potentials, Wilcon believes that putting up another store in Davao is certainly an ideal choice after opening its first provincial branch at Matina, Davao in 2002.
A unique one-stop-shop destination located at Block 2, Valle Verde, Panacan Diversion Road, the second Wilcon Depot store in Davao City has a total sales area of over 12,000 square meters accommodating thousands of strong and reliable local and international brands in the market, arranged in an organized and clutter-free manner inside an air-conditioned store. By maintaining its uniformity in the interior of its depot store, Wilcon makes its operations efficient to help the customers shop with ease.
In fulfilling its mission to help people build, improve, and refine their homes for a sustainable and comfortable life, Wilcon brings Davaoeños exquisite products and home solutions with highest quality standards and latest innovation and technology features that gives value for money, and at the same time, delivers excellent and unparalleled services to every customer. Wilcon remains to be the country’s most preferred one-stop shop that provides great value and selection for every Filipino home building needs.
Wilcon started its store grand opening celebration with a motorcade along the nearby towns of its new operating store. The opening event continued at the store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Wilcon EVP-Chief Financial Officer Mark Andrew Belo, Wilcon SEVP-Chief Operating Officer and PRA President Rosemarie Bosch-Ong, United Architects of the Philippines National President Arch. Benjamin Panganiban Jr. together with other Wilcon’s valued suppliers and Davao City’s local government officials.
“We are confident that we can succeed in helping every Filipino build, improve, and refine their homes for sustainable and comfortable life and developing a globally-competitive customer shopping services by continually sourcing top-notch local and international products. We’ve been doing these for over 40 years now, and through these persistent efforts, Wilcon Depot was named as the top home retailer for every builder across the country.,” said Wilcon SEVP-Chief Operating Officer Rosemarie Ong during the grand opening.
Being best known for its full array of extensive and quality home building materials ranging from Tiles, Sanitarywares, Plumbing, Furniture, Home Interior, Building Materials, Hardware, Electrical, Appliances and other DIY items, Wilcon Depot now serves as the top provider of home improvement supplies and a sole distributor of renowned international brands.
Wilcon houses numerous brands to choose from as it carries exclusive top-tier brands like GROHE and KOHLER Sanitarywares, FRANKE Kitchen Systems, POZZI Bathroom Solutions, KOLLER Whirlpool Bathtubs and Shower Enclosures, ARISTON Water Heaters, GEBERIT Monolith Puro, MACROAIR HVLS fans, BULL Outdoor Products and RUBI Tile cutter. Italian tile brands NOVABELL, ENERGIE KER, GARDENIA, LEONARDO and NAXOS alongside with Spanish tile brands ALCALAGRES, GRESPANIA, ROCERSA, CIFRE, EMIGRES, KEROS and TESANY are made available in the Tile Studio inside the store together with Asian tile brands ARTE, SOL, LOLA, HUANQIU, VERONA, PICASSO MOSAIC, ROMAN, MULIA, KIA and BASEL. NATUZZI Editions, HEIM home interior and housewares, HERITAGE furniture, and HAMDEN Kitchen appliances are exhibited at the Living, Kitchen, and Bath (LKB) showroom. KASCH faucets and bathroom accessories, SEFA specialty bathroom faucets, bathroom accessories, showerheads and kitchen organizers, CROWN and PRUSSIA Kitchen Sink, ELECTRON Generators, DIRECT HARDWARE, TRUPER tools, ALPHALUX lighting solutions, KAZE ceiling fans, PTECH PVC mouldings, FOREST wood products, and SOLUTHERM PPR pipes and 304 stainless steel pipe fittings are displayed in the DIY section of the store.
Wilcon offers a multitude of services that give customers convenient shopping experience like free parking spaces, reliable delivery service, and tile cutting service, among others. They also provide a service that allows customers in creating their desired 3D layout through a computer software with a cost estimate and product list made possible in Design Hub section inside the store. Valued customers can also avail their Wilcon Loyalty Card for free and enjoy promo exclusives and offerings.
“We have seen the greater need of Filipinos for home building materials not only in the Metro. Upon recognizing those needs, Wilcon desired to achieve a measure of success and continuously establish a Wilcon Depot store in more provinces. To date, this is our 35th provincial branch nationwide, and it is noteworthy to say that it is a privilege to be back here in Davao City, where it all started.,” said Wilcon President and Chief Executive Officer Lorraine Belo-Cincochan.
Wilcon Depot first entered Mindanao region in 2002 and established their first store at Matina, Davao, followed by a series of store openings at Butuan City, Agusan del Norte and Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental in 2017, and Wilcon Zamboanga and General Santos City last year.
Earlier this month, the giant retailer Wilcon Depot officially launched its digital store–Wilcon Online Shop–marking the first time that its wide array of product categories will be available to purchase online.
Wilcon is set to open eight more stores located in Opol, Cagayan De Oro, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, Antipolo, Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Commonwealth, Calumpit, Bulacan, Tagum, Davao Del Norte, and Tuguegarao this year as part of its ongoing expansion in fulfilling its commitment to have a total of 67 operating stores by 2020, which is earlier than planned, barring any unexpected external factors.
Start building big ideas for your homes with Wilcon! Visit their newest branch in Block 2, Valle Verde, Panacan Diversion Road, Davao City. To learn more about Wilcon, log on to www.wilcon.com.ph. and follow them at their social media accounts at Facebook and Instagram at @wilcondepot.ph. You can also shop online with Wilcon by visiting shop.wilcon.com.ph./PN