The world leading independent maritime services provider, V.Group, has celebrated the inauguration of its new office and training facility in Aseana 2 in Paranaque City.
The momentous event was attended by top V. Group executives, industry partners and the media who were all excited to see what this new office has to offer. Equipped with state-of-the-art training facilities, like a simulator for aspiring crew members and officers, V. Group continues to find better ways to produce the best maritime officers and staff for the international market.
Specializing in the outsourced technical management of high value maritime assets and the provision of a wide-range of specialised technical, workforce and commercial services, V. Group proudly serves commercial shipping, cruise, energy and defence sectors.
from left to right (Chief Engr. Ed Timtiman – Crew Supply Manager/ V.Group, Capt. Sonny D. Valencia – General Manager/ Southfield Agencies, Inc., Chief Engr. Edwin Solidum – Crew Operations Manager/ V.Group , Engr. Herbert Sebastian Tan – Crew Operations Manager/ V.Group)
The recently opened new office occupies 6,700sq meters over five floors of the impressive Aseana 2 building in Aseana City, Paranaque, and employs 270 full time management and admin staff. It has become the single biggest investment by the V.Group in its history and is intended to become a centre of excellence for the Group. Hence, the launch, hosted by no less than socialite Tess Prieto-Valdes was filled with much optimism from everyone who were all happy to see the company’s expansion in the Philippines.
The opening of the new office is testament to the importance of the Philippines as a principal recruitment ground for professional crew in the world. V.Group Representative Philippines, Jamie Stewart shares, “These new state of the art offices will increase our capacity to manage and train seafarers with a wide range of skills. We are now able to offer a service facility which is second to none and includes recruitment, technical training, culinary training, operations, commercial, purchasing, technical support, and IT which positions the Group at the heart of not only Asia, but the global shipping community.
Delivering the highest brand of excellence for over 40 years now, V.Group is recognised globally as the market leader, having built a reputation based on its commitment to our clients’ success which the group describes as “performance assured”.
“We achieve this success because of our greatest asset, our people,” continues Stewart. “V.Group is committed to sourcing, recruiting and developing talent which ensures that our company, our clients and the industry continues to benefit from the best pool of professionally qualified individuals available.”
Mr. Dimitris Paterakis, Mr. Napoleon Paterakis, Mr. George Boutlas, Capt. Gerasimos Stamatelatos, Capt. Nikolas D. Skinitis,, Capt. George Gabriel, His excellency Ambassador of Greece Mr. Nikolaos Kaimenakis, Capt. Georgios Kouros, And Mr. Christos Varias
A key value of V.Group is a commitment to fairness and equality of opportunity. While focussing on providing service excellence to our customers, we ensure that every V.Group seafarer is provided with conditions to help them improve and better their lives and those of their families.
V.Group is located at Bradco Ave. Aseana Two, Aseana City, Paranaque City and in Cebu City