Car-glass maker marks milestone with tree-planting

Aguila Auto Glass celebrates 60 years in the Philippines
Mar 10, 2012

Universal Glass Company (UGCI) and its trademark, Aguila Auto Glass, one of the most recognized names in the Philippine glass industry, recently celebrated its 60th year in the country by planting 150 narra seedlings in a one-hectare portion of La Mesa Ecopark.

More than 100 Universal Glass employees from the company's over 20 branches in Luzon participated in the event.

"We will protect a hectare of forest for three years to remind us that all our hard work will be in vain, if our children will not have a healthy world to live in," said Pia Borromeo, marketing manager of Aguila Auto Glass. "We celebrate our togetherness and plant seeds for our future together, one UGCI family for each other and our fellow Filipinos."

Aside from the tree-planting activity, UGCI is also actively involved in other corporate social responsibility efforts.

The company supports Gawad Kalinga communities by providing windows to housing projects since 2008. UGCI is also an active participant in Philippine Eagle Foundation's quest to protect the vanishing Philippine Eagle since 2009.

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UGCI was established in February 18, 1952, by Lauro Aguila and his wife, Maria Gutierrez. Today, Aguila Auto Glass carries the most extensive range of glass-related items such as windshields, backglass, doorglass, tempered glass, safety laminated glass, multi-layered glass, sealants, acrylic plastic, rubber, channels and mirrors for various automotive-replacement applications.

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Aguila Auto Glass is the foremost source of automotive safety glass in the Philippines. It carries over 3,000 types of automotive glass for both old- and late-model cars including original and replacement windshields for a huge range of imported luxury marques like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi as well as American, European, Japanese, Korean and Chinese brands. The company also specializes in bus and truck windshields in varying sizes as well as made-to-order glass for custom and specialty vehicles such as the PhUV, e-jeepney and rare car-restoration projects.

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