I am grateful to be one amongst only a handful of people in this organization to have witnessed first-hand its growth from a simple dream of its founder, Mr. Alberto A. Santillana, of becoming a self-employed businessman into the Group of Companies that it has become today.
From a rented single room residential apartment in Mandaluyong, to commercial offices, to whole floors of business buildings… the transfers as evidenced by the size of its growth requirements ended up with the inauguration in 2004 of the 11-story S.V. More Group Corporate Center Building at 16 Sct. Tuazon, Quezon City Metro Manila.
The pharmaceutical operations that covered the whole nation demanded the continuous expansion of the Company. This gave rise to three parent Companies, S.V. More Pharma Corp., Pharma Nutria N. A., Inc., and PNSV Asia Corp. plus seven subsidiary companies in Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao. Other than the corporate headquarters in Quezon City, five corporate buildings have been constructed in Visayas and Mindanao – two in Iloilo, and one each in Davao, Bacolod, and Cagayan de Oro. These commercial buildings are a testament to our commitment to become firmly established and fully invested in the provinces and municipalities within which we operate.
The Company’s phenomenal achievements levelled-up from marketing and distributing only a handful of me-too products into owning, trading and even importing diverse mix of multivitamins, nutritional supplements, specialty products, hepato-protectors, digestant, anti-diabetic, anti-cholesterol, and antibiotics among others.
The business started with a fresh group of highly driven individuals under the tutelage and guidance of our Chairman. This same ambitious group has now evolved into a dynamic Management Team working in a concerted effort that maximizes efficiency and productivity in order to become a sustainable, high-performing organization.
Transparency and communication are the keys that have developed the trust and sincerity among all our people in all levels of the Company’s hierarchy.
Promoting work-life balance by introducing the apprenticeship program keeps everyone fresh and focused. It stands to reason that a relaxed and happy employee with a positive mood is more conducive to innovative and creative thoughts over a stressed and a tense one.
Industry challenges only make us more resolute in our continuous quest to find our rightful niche in the pharma industry. We trained and encouraged our people not only to become better professionals but more so, to become better persons so that we could carve for ourselves our names as one of the pillars in the pharmaceutical industry.
We continue to do this in order to keep sight of our vision to provide high quality, value-driven, and cost-effective pharmaceutical products to enrich the health and well-being of people we serve.
As a leader, it is my duty to ensure the fulfillment of the Corporate Vision. I am challenged with infecting all the employees of our organization with the same passion and zeal I have so as to achieve our purpose, our vision – by doing our own share in the mission that we have set ourselves to undertake to reach our goals, thus guaranteeing the steadfast and stable growth of the Company.
But most importantly, our greatest motivation is the fact that our products continue to make meaningful changes in the lives not only of our employees but of the people around us.