First Balfour is one of the country’s largest and most reputable engineering and construction companies today with more than 40 years of construction experience.The company focuses on civil, mechanical and electrical works for road and bridge construction, residential and industrial buildings and plants, water supply and treatment plants, power plants, power transmission, and power distribution. It has also entered into interior fit-out works and facilities management.
It was originally a partnership with British firm Balfour Beatty. In 2004, Balfour Beatty sold its 40% shareholdings to First Holdings, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Holdings
First Balfour has accumulated knowledge of and expertise in a wide range of facilities like power, energy, industrial plants and buildings. In addition, it has considerable experience in infrastructure and utilities like water supply, waste-water treatment plants, roads and bridges, and underground utilities. Among its major projects include St. Luke’s Medical Center in Fort Bonifacio Global City, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, and LRT Line 1 North Expansion Project. Recently, the company won a contract for Nestle Philippines, Inc.’s Project Frontier, a 27-hectare industrial facility in the First Philippine Industrial Park in Tanauan, Batangas.
It takes pride in being the first engineering and construction company in the Philippines to receive an Investors in People (IiP) certification, an affirmation of First Balfour’s professionalism and commitment to continued business improvement through its people. It is accredited by the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board as a Triple-A (AAA) contractor in general engineering and general building, the highest category in the construction industry.
As an enduring commitment to its stakeholders, customers and to the community it serves, First Balfour is one of the few companies that consistently maintains a triple-certification (International Management System) under the standard ISO 9001:2008 for quality, ISO 14001:2004 for environment, and OHSAS 18001:2007 for safety & occupational health; truly establishing itself to be a partner of choice as a solutions provider in engineering and construction.
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