Bicolano engineers succeed as entreps

Salvador Albia, a mechanical engineer, established his own backyard enterprise, the Tropics Agro-Industries, in 1975.

Initially engaged in the manufacture of tractors and threshers, Albia, after a number of years, created a brand that is now familiar to the Filipino public – KOLBI (reverse of Bikol).

KOLBI started as Albia’s invention of his own version of Philippine-made rice mills, after realizing that there is a growing need and potential in the post-harvest industry.

He then expanded his business to other agricultural equipment such as grain dryers and corn processors.

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