Palmer-Asia Inc. is one of Asia’s leading companies for products and services in the fire, safety and security industry. With over 30 years of experience, we have proven to be the top choice of clients throughout the Philippines and parts of Southeast Asia.
Palmer-Asia Inc. was incorporated in 1992. The first product that was sold by company was imported fire extinguishers with Underwriter Laboratories listing. Due to strong demand in the initial years of operation, the company started to manufacture fire extinguishers locally according to the rules and regulations of the Bureau of Product Standards. The PALMER brand fire extinguishers were well accepted in the local market and became the leading brand in the country in a short span of time. Many of the customers of the company suggested that we also sell other related products in the fire fighting industry which led to the additional products lines of Fire Suits, Helmets, Gloves, Boots, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Fire Hoses. All of the latter became winners in the different bids for government and the private sector.
The company started to design, supply, install and maintain different types of fire suppression and fire detection systems in 1995 in partnership with the leading brands from the United States and Europe. The fire systems were welcome additions to the growing list of products and services of the company as it widened the list of clientele and provided more opportunities for the company to compete in the vast field of Fire and Security. The new products and services also gave an opportunity for the company to hire more people specially mechanical and electrical engineers.
In 1998 the company looked for possible partners to branch out to the manufacture and assembly of fire trucks. The management of the company saw the need of the country for thousands of fire trucks. The scarcity of fire trucks all over the country led to billions of pesos of loss and wastage during fires. In addition and more importantly many people died because of fires during those years because of the lack of fire trucks. The team that the company found in 1998 has been the same team until now with many more additions of experts, knowledge, training and expertise.
In 2009 typhoon Ondoy devastated many parts of the country which led to many deaths and loss of properties. The typhoon also exposed the lack of warning systems which caused the death of many people. In its desire to help prevent similar devastating scenarios, the company decided to help by starting the Security Systems Department (SSD) with the warning systems such as the Closed Circuit Television Cameras as one its products. After several years, the products and services of the Security Systems Department has helped many people, government agencies and private companies all over the country in preventing and avoiding calamities, crimes and accidents.
The company also started its Marine Safety Division (MSD) in 2010 taking into account the vast network of shipping companies all over the country which serves many of its 7,100 islands. This is keeping with the Mission of Saving Lives at sea. Through the years the number of domestic and foreign vessels being served by the MSD has been growing at a fast rate. We have been supplying and maintaining life saving and fire fighting equipment on board different vessels all over the country following the rules of the certifying bodies such as the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Bureau Veritas (BV), Nippon Kaiji Kikai (NK) and Marina.
To uphold quality product offerings, we continuously forage partnerships that have helped us carry products with certifications from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Factory Mutual (FM). Palmer-Asia also holds exclusive distributorship rights to Halotron® I products across Asia.
Today, Palmer-Asia Inc. includes 4 (four) divisions of expertise:
Palmer-Asia is headquartered in Paranaque City, although our products and services are available throughout the Philippines. Helping us achieve excellent service delivery is our 350-strong workforce and distributors.