PLARIDEL was founded on two basic principles: to be known as a Filipino company that aims to be global in its standards of excellence and; to be a provider of innovative products and services to improve animal productivity and health.
PLARIDEL was founded in 1994. Presently, we are one of the significant players in the animal genetics, health, nutrition, animal identification and artificial insemination in the Philippines.
PLARIDEL’s focus business units – LIVETOCK UNIT (PINKPig, BREEDING PRECISIONS, RUMINANT & EQUINE) and MyPETs (Prescription and OTC companion animal products), have successfully introduced cutting edge technology and services to the domestic market.
For this reason, we have been recognized as innovators of the country’s animal industry.
Some of the products and technologies that blazed a trail in the industry are:
• Animal Identification Systems
• Microchip technology and software management systems for dogs and livestock
• Genetic improvement of pigs, cattle, goats and dogs (to be launched in 2012) though semen import (fresh and frozen semen).
• Innovative Artificial Insemination Products and Systems for Pigs
• Post-cervical and deep intra-uterine insemination procedures
• One of two companies in the Philippines that has registered Ractopamine HCL
Our History, Founder and People
The name PLARIDEL was conceived from the ideals of Dr. Jun Punzalan, the company’s founder.
It is known in Philippine History that “Plaridel” was the pseudonym of one of the country’s most illustrious heroes – Marcelo H. Del Pilar.
Del Pilar’s numerous compositions alluding to the inert capability of the Filipinos to cope and rise under testing circumstances had inspired Dr. Punzalan. Thus, the company was named after a hero and his ideals.
Dr. Punzalan believed that the company should grow and be known with a Filipino name embodying the ideals and aspirations of being a Filipino.
Dr, Jun Punzalan, Plaridel’s founder, is a veterinarian by profession and a schooled businessman. He earned his degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the De La Salle-Araneta University (formerly G. Araneta University Foundation). He has completed his post-graduate degrees at the Asian Institute of Management with a degree of Master in Entrepreneurship (with top honors). At University of Asia and the Pacific he earned a degree of Master in Business Economics.
Through his keen understanding of the animal industry and by applying sound business principles, Dr. Punzalan established and led the Plaridel to continuously grow through the years.
Today, our company is composed of innovative-minded people that have captured the mission, vision and values of the company. We pride ourselves with our staff of MBA’s, veterinarians, and breeding specialists trained by our partners. We continue to upgrade their skills through continuous seminars, schooling and partner trainings.