Diamond Laboratories, Inc. is one of the Philippines’ leading local medium-sized companies engaged in the manufacture, importation, promotion and distribution of pharmaceutical, medical and health related products.
Recognized among the country’s few successful family corporations in the pharmaceuticals manufacturing and marketing fields, DLI was founded in 1984 and has been led since then from a home-based company into the globally-competitive business that it is today by Roberto V. Cabrera, Jr.
Like many successful family-owned and operated enterprise, DLI had humble beginnings. Its original office was housed in the family residence on T. Benitez St., West Triangle, Quezon City. Today, however, DLI’s state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities are housed in an equally modern set of buildings it fully owns, located in a one-half hectare compound in the heart of Quezon City, the Philippines’ premiere city.
The DLI Philosophy
Then, as today, DLI has been guided by a philosophy anchored on enhancing life: Creating better lives through quality health products.
It is a philosophy inspired by the Chinese, one of the Filipino people’s forebears, whose pre-occupation with life and its enhancement and longevity have led to discoveries and breakthroughs in medicine, particularly in the utilization of natural and organic materials in life-saving and live-enhancing products such as medicine and vitamins, food, cosmetics and beauty products.
The DLI Mission
DLI zealously pursues its corporate mission of providing everyone with high quality, yet affordable pharmaceutical, health, food and health- and beauty-related products.
This corporate mission has not only guided DLI’s steady growth over the years, but one that has also brought the company to the top of the industry. The company’s role in the field of health promotion was underscored and expanded during the last decade when the Philippine Government focused its health programs on the use of generic medicine and health products. Today, DLI is one of the country’s leaders in the manufacture and marketing of generic and health products.
DLI’s Growth and Expansion
In the pursuit of its mission, Diamond Laboratories, Inc. engages in numerous activities that ensure the high quality and the affordability of the products it manufactures and distributes throughout the country. One of its long term corporate objectives is to become a distributor of these products to Asia and other countries.
These activities include research and development, production or manufacturing, product packaging, and distribution and marketing services.
Innovativeness, optimum use of indigenous raw materials, and product efficacy, quality and affordability are the primary considerations DLI imposes in the development of its products.
DLI’s production and manufacturing facilities are not only state-of-the-art, but are likewise always maintained in excellent condition to ensure that every DLI product is of the highest quality and meets the strictest world standards for medical and pharmaceutical products. To further ensure these, the company continually keeps pace with global developments in the industry and spares no resources in upgrading its facilities.
DLI credits its steady growth and expansion over the years primarily to the men and women who constitute its employee force. Instilled in various disciplines, DLI’s manpower resource is among the most competent and highly qualified pools of professionals in the industry.
As the company expanded its product lines, its market linkages likewise expanded, especially in the Asia-Pacific Region. Today, DLI serves as the marketing arm in the country for Asian firms that manufacture herbal-based products for health and beauty, such as slimming tea, and facial and body creams and lotions.
DLI computerized its operations in 1997. The company continues to upgrade its operations and facilities to keep pace with the rapid advancements in technology.