About PhilMet

What is PhilMet

Welcome to the Philippine Metals or PhilMet website.

The Philmet was developed by the 
Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), an agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in partnership with the Forward Solutions, a private IT solutions provider.

The PhilMet website was one of the outputs of the DOST-funded Grant-in-Aid project entitled “Support to the Development of the Foreign Market of the Metals and Engineering Industries Through Collaborative Efforts with the Metalworking Sector Asia Project – Philippines of the Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, or also called the CBI Project".

The CBI project’s overall objective is to develop the export competitiveness of the metals and engineering (M&E) sector so that it is able to tap the European and regional markets through collaborative efforts with the Metalworking Sector Asia – Philippines project of the CBI.  The PhilMet is a cost-efficient tool that will showcase and promote local industries worldwide for various businesses such as exportation and service-outsourcing.  The website also allows online business discussions and serves as a venue for facilitation of transactions.


How PhilMet Works
For Buyers

Buyers are encouraged to become part of the website.  First step is to complete the registration process.

Registered buyers can: 

  1. Post projects/requirements
  2. Look or search for suppliers
  3. Chat with suppliers using online forum/discussion board
For Suppliers

Suppliers are encouraged to become part of the website.  First step is to complete the registration process.

Registered suppliers can: 

  1. Post company information
  2. Update company information (i.e., products and services)
  3. Discuss online with buyers 

Advantages of using PHILMET
Enhancement of capabilities in order to expand market in the ASEAN Region and the European Market.

Businesses are able to break geographical barriers and have become virtually accessible to both long-time clients and potential customers, regardless of where they are located in the world, through the use of the internet. 

Establishment of a two-way communication or Business to Business (B2B) transaction

Buyers/Suppliers can quickly and easily provide feedback on projects, products and services.  These feedback serves as promotion of the company as well as of its capabilities and capacities – thus, the company is provided with all the necessary information for faster and better business decision-making.  

Growth Opportunity

The PhilMet is a great place where buyers, suppliers and investors meet one another.  Through the PhilMet, a lot of business possibilities can present themselves to firms wherever they are in the world.  The website can bring viable business by making companies visible and connected.