Since that memorable day in 1989, PACIFIC RIM INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT EXPONENTS, INC. (PRIMEX), has grown to what it is today – a top performing Philippine management consulting firm and perhaps the only 100% Filipino consulting firm that has worked in 30 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
True to my vision of making the Company a PRIME consulting firm, we have managed to attain No. 1 status among Philippines-registered consulting companies doing business with ADB in terms of volume and value of Technical Assistance contracts from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012 and from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013.
This is a significant achievement, considering that we are what you would call a ‘boutique’ consulting firm (with only 30 regular, full-time staff) operating in a highly competitive industry, where global firms with thousands of personnel and billions of dollars in resources have registered Philippine offices, qualify as Philippine companies, and compete with 100% Filipino firms like PRIMEX, both for projects in the Philippines and in other countries in the region.
We are proud to say that in the last 25 years, we have won many contracts as Lead Firm through international competitive bidding, where the shortlists included large consulting companies from Europe (Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Scandinavia), North America (Canada and USA), Australia, and New Zealand.
We have also established an excellent reputation with our clients, so much so that we have been much sought after by developed country consulting firms to be their international associate in bids for projects in the Asia-Pacific region. Some of these firms even ask PRIMEX to take the Lead in the bids for projects, especially in our core sectors.
I must say, though, that these achievements did not come easy. We have made–and will continue to make–significant investments in time, effort, and money, as well as numerous personal sacrifices and a shared commitment to, and passion for, Excellence.
With the strong and unwavering support from our numerous partners, colleagues, and friends, both in the Philippines and overseas, we are confident that we will be able to deliver the same high quality of services to our clients in our core and emerging sectors, as we have done in the last 25 years.
With God’s grace, we hope that the next 25 years will be as fruitful and successful as our first 25.
ELVIRA C. ABLAZA
President and CEO