GIGA Enterprises is a single proprietorship company established in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs Peping and Joy de Villa. Its primary business is in the manufacturing and retailing of Natural Personal Care products whose ingredients are mainly plant based and locally sourced. Its product line includes natural soaps, aromatherapy, spa, natural therapy, pet care and baby care.
Peping de Villa, a B.S. Agribusiness graduate from the University of the Philippines, and his wife JOY have always been entrepreneurial. Their first business venture was in the retailing and trading of Ladies’ RTW and accessories. From 1986 to 1999, they were able to grow the business to 5 retail branches, in major malls nationwide. In time, it became difficult to sustain the business since by then, the government has decided to liberalize the importation of garments products.
After some consultation, research and prayer, they decided to close the business in 1999 and embarked on a new one, this time dealing with consumer products. Thus, GIGA Enterprises was formed. It began in a garage, with an initial capital of P30,000.00, and a line of aromatherapy soap bars in 5 variants.
GIGA products are made from local natural plant-derived ingredients such as coconut. In fact, GIGA was one of those who pioneered in the use of Virgin Coconut Oil. This effectively distinguishes them from imported and other locally-manufactured products.
Through a keener understanding of the functional uses and application of essential oils and VCO, and sensitivity to consumer needs and wants. In this sense, no other company that markets and uses natural plant-derived products has a range of products as extensive as GIGA.
Ninety-eight percent (98%) of ingredients found in GIGA products are plant based (Natural) and ninety per cent (90%) are locally-sourced in the Philippines.
To-date, GIGA has 10 retail outlets, three of which are company-owned and seven on a modified franchise agreement. They also have several resellers in the different provinces. They have expanded their product line to include, aside from soaps, aroma, therapy, spa, baby care and pet care products, all of which are made from natural ingredients.
GIGA will continue to expand its client base, to include custom label arrangements with selected hotels, spas and resorts. Currently, GIGA is servicing the needs of Sitio Remedios (Ilocos), Club Spa (Pampanga), Anvaya Cove Resort (Bataan), Milflores de Boracay (Boracay), Nami (Boracay), Traviesa Hotel (cavite), and Gota Village (Caramoan, Camsur).
In 2009, GIGA was awarded the Ginintuang Yaman (Matagumpay Award) for Organic and Natural Products at the National Trade Fair.
In 2011, GIGA bagged the prestigious SME Star Elite Award for the National Capital Region awarded by the Department of Trade and Industry. This Qualified GIGA for the National Awards in 2012.
GIGA sees its products as being available nationwide in three (3) years. GIGA has already began this process by appointing resellers in key provincial cities. GIGA likewise sees its products gaining a foothold in the export market in the next (5) years. Its private label arrangement with a Singapore retailer is a start. It has also began shipping trial orders to Cambodia, Saipan, the UK, Australia, Hawaii, Korea, France, USA, and HongKong. GIGA will continue to join local and international trade fairs and generate high visibility for its products. They are currently in the final stages of negotiations for shipments to Hongkong and Papua New Guinea.
While GIGA is reaching out across the Philippines and throughout the world, GIGA will continue to sustain its key value proposition, and continue to develop new product offerings that provide health benefits using natural plant-derived ingredients sourced locally (Truly Global, Fully Local).
GIGA firmly believes in the importance of strong ethical business practices, and to act with integrity in all their endeavors thus giving glory and honor to GOD. (GIGA is an acronym for God Is Good! Always!)
To God be the Glory!