A Few Words About Us
P.I Farm Products, Inc., takes pride of a three decade and a half manufacturing and sales experience of agricultural machineries.
From a humble beginning in 1974 by the Tin clan, it started as a small workshop with only meager resources and staff. Now, it has grown by leaps and bounds as a leading agricultural machinery manufacturer in the Philippines.
The company saga began when consultants close to the Tin family assist them to design a prototype power tiller. Mrs. Roma C. Ngo herself handled both the marketing and management of the machine shop.
The first machines were sold under the brand name “LAKAS KULIGLIG” named after a local bug popular because of its strong sound and familiar among quest for a bountiful harvest, courtesy of farm equipment that was easy to operate. The power tiller’s capabilities were improved and refined, until it achieved a level of perfection that was boon to an increasing number of users.
P.I Farm Products, Incorporated has sold over 40,000 units hand tractors, over 20,000 units of palay threshers, over 500 units of corn shellers, and over 300 units of mobile flash dryers, rice mills and other farm equipment, proof of the company’s reliability and acceptability in the agro-industrial sector, including its competitors.
In a small town of Amoy China, a Chinese farmer name Mr. Ngo Chin went to the Philippines in 1940’s he went to Lucena, Quezon to make his luck and started a junk shop.
Mr. Ngo Chin went to Manila in 1950’s to find his luck and the opportunity brings him to Valenzuela a part of Bulacan before. The small junk shop became a workshop as part of his hand working; the small business grows to manufacturing.
As part of his creativeness, at first the company started fabricating fluorescent fixtures, industrial heaters, and then into LPG cylinders. The company is the only manufacturer that exports to different parts of the world. The clients to name a few are Spain, Hongkong, UK, Pakistan, Guam and the latest is Australia.
When Mr. Ngo Chin reach the peak of his business, in somehow he still thinks of his past life being a farmer, from all the hard working using carabao to till the soil.
He thinks of a faster and easy way for land preparation, he come up to invent hand tractor, this is the first hand tractor in the Philippines. With a trade mark of “Lakas Elepante” because of a heavy duty structure, fast and convenient in operation, the farmers prefer to use this modern technology in farming.
When President Marcos sees this new technology in farming, he programmed masagana 99, this project is to help the farmers and to produce more rice, we supplied all this government program.
From masagana 99, the Ex- President called the hand tractor Koreat (in tagalong “kuliglig”) thinking and sounds good, Mr. Ngo Chin’s daughter Ms. Roma Ngo, and consultants close to her, assist of “Lakas Kuliglig” (PI Farm Products Inc. 1975 – to present) which became a word of the mouth “Kuliglig” because of nationwide support from the farmers.