Uratex begins its 50th year of being in the industry with a corporate social responsibility program called Project 50. This program is Uratex’s yearlong effort to provide 50 mattresses to a total of 50 hospitals and nursing homes across the country and share the gift of comfort to those who need it most. The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), a government-owned hospital and leading transplant center in Asia, is the first institution to benefit from Uratex Project 50.
“Congratulations and thank you for considering us to be one of your recipients of your Project 50,” NKTI Executive Director Dr. Rose Marie Liquete said. “Indeed, we are in need of replacements for some of our old mattresses, so that we may also provide better care through better sleep, on top of the quality services that our institution provides.”
Project 50 will be reaching out to institutions across the country within the year, sending out 2,500 mattresses in total. “We owe our success to our society,” Uratex Executive Vice President Eddie Gallor said, “and we want to share this milestone by giving back through Project 50.”
Gallor takes pride of being one of the first few employees at the start of Uratex’s growth in the industry. “There are only a few Filipino companies that manage to stay this long in their chosen industries,” Gallor added, “and one of the reasons Uratex is still here is our late founder Robert G. Cheng taught us how to be honest with our customers and protect the name of the company. We have stayed true with the quality of our products that is why we have kept our integrity intact through the years. We see to it that quality is prioritized in our production line.”
One of the lessons that Gallor learned from being with Uratex since the beginning is the value of loyalty to the company. He deems it as one of the most important ingredients for success. “If you work for team Uratex, then everybody should focus their attention and work for the team.”
Even after five decades of providing Filipinos with comfortable and affordable mattress to lie on, Gallor shares some of his aspirations for Uratex and its future. “Of course, we would want Uratex to still be here after 50 years and 50 more years after that,” Gallor said. “As part of the first generation of employees and executives, we have made the company reach this milestone and we are hoping that the next generation would do the same and further grow the business,” he added
Uratex’s business has expanded from foam production, automotive and metal fabrication, to textile and plastic, thanks to its loyal customers, dealers, suppliers and employees who have remained loyal to the company. These are the very same people who made it possible for Uratex to pay it forward—through programs like Project 50—to the people who
deserve it the most.