A merger between ANSCOR and PDIC forms Phelps Dodge Philippines (PDP).
The country’s dependence on imported rods ends when PDP acquires its own mill and starts manufacturing 8mm rods from wire bars.
PDP begins a long-term partnership with the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).
PDP is the first manufacturer to locally produce 795 MCM Condor aluminum wires used by the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR).
PDP starts manufacturing aluminum magnet wires and acquires 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 one of each of its kind in the country.
Through the operations of its Outokumpu Continuous Cast Rod plant, PDP acquires the capability to make copper rods from cathodes.
PDP starts exporting copper rods to Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) approves PDP building wires, making it the only wire and cable company with UL approval in the country.
PDP starts exporting its building wires globally.
The first Foam-Skin Filled (FSF) Telephone Cables are produced by PDP for PLDT.
PDP produces 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 earn its ISO 9001 Certification, raising the bar for the local industry.
PDP establishes 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.
PDP introduces a global first; the revolutionary building wire harness.
PDP introduces to the local power utilities the bipolar anti-theft cables which help eliminate power pilferage, thus reducing system losses. This product was developed by PDP’s affiliates in South America and is being used by South American power utilities.
PDP reformulated all its THHN/THWN building wires to be lead-free wires.
PDP celebrates 50 years and introduces lead-free cable tray rated building wires, enabling up to 30% savings on wire installations.
Low-smoke halogen-free cables are produced at the PDP plant and introduced to the industrial and commercial sector.
General Cable became the majority owner of Phelps Dodge Philippines after Andres Soriano Corp. (ANSCOR) sold some of its shares to General Cable.
PDP launches Alumilite™; an aluminum alloy building wire with slippery additive (Flexiglide™) to meet the needs of its clients.
PDP starts producing fire-rated cables which continuously conduct electricity in a fire up to at least three hours.
First in the country to introduce THHN/THWN-2 building wire that is moisture and heat resistant, flame retardant, and suitable for 90C wet and dry applications.
PDP introduces its own busway system called Versaduct™ to the general market for various applications in electrical distribution.
PDP became the first company to produce and offer metal-clad (MC) Cables with either copper or aluminum 8000 series conductor in the Philippines.
PDP also introduces its PD Engage Program which aims to address the client’s engineering requirements and to streamline the process without sacrificing safety, performance and reliability.
PDP became 100% locally owned by Andres Soriano Corp. (ANSCOR) but still maintains technical and exclusive distribution agreement with General Cable.
PDP starts to locally manufacture branch cables. This is a pre-fabricated cable solution that is cost effective alternative to conventional cables or bus ducts.