DOST Regional Office No. VIII Director Ernesto M. Granada graced the Inauguration and Blessing of Ronver Enterprises' SETUP-Funded Equipment this day. The blessing ceremony was presided by Rev. Meramar P. Irinco, with the presence of the Proprietor Glenda G. Montera, Manager Vernie G. Galit, Operations Manager Ronald I. Galit, Provincial S&T Director Veronica A. Laguitan and the DOST Northern Samar personnel.
Ronver Enterprises is a registered enterprise specializing in sublimation printing for products comprising printed shirts, mugs, fans, plaques, and ID laces. The firm started its operation in 2013 as a printing service shop with a small heat press for printing on shirts and fans and with three (3) employees only. Most customers they were able to cater were walk-ins.
The firm started offering sublimation printing service in 2018 and until now, it is the only enterprise in Catarman that offers sublimation type of printing service. The number of customers they have has grown over the years, thus, making the demand for their products increase. Customers of the enterprise now include PLGU-Northern Samar, local churches, DepEd, academes, Grameen firm, and the local government units (LGU) of Catubig, Laoang, Palapag, Mondragon, and Catarman.
In 2021, Mrs. Galit, the manager, reached out to the PSTC-Northern Samar for possible assistance the firm can avail from DOST. Hence, this project was crafted that generally aims to upgrade the production facility of Ronver Enterprises through SETUP Innovation System Support. According to Mrs. Galit, the demand for their products has increased two times (2x) this year, especially now that they have a new set of equipment that helps them produce good quality products. The firm has now a total of nine (9) employees and offers additional products such as ID lanyards, long sleeves, jerseys, and face masks. They now have their Facebook page where they promote their products and services which helps the firm reach wider scope of market.
With the recent acquisition of high-end large format printer and dye sublimation printer which is the first of its kind in Catarman, the firm has improved the quality of its products ranging from printed shirts, tarpaulins, mugs, fans, plaques, and lanyards, and face masks.