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Linen Butler, now exclusively distributed in the Philippines by The Filtra Group
Linen Butler™, the premier brand of high quality textiles and down / feather bedding is now exclusively distributed in the Philippines by The Filtra Group*.
Linen Butler specializes in standard and customized bed linen, duvet, towel and table linen solutions for hotels, service apartments, and restaurants in all categories. These products comply with stringent international standards:
Duvet & Pillow- developed exclusively for the hospitality industry. Wash-ability at 60°C, tumble dry at low heat, high air & vapour permeability, optimized insulation, environment certifications, resilient to moisture
Bed linen- selection of heavy-duty blended sheets, standard percale and luxury cotton. Woven patterns are based on European fabrics to ensure consistency
Towel- soft, plush, and highly absorbent
Table linen- wide selection of table linen designs and colours to compliment any image from a caf to the most prestigious dining establishment
Utilizing the Filtra group’s cross-company competence and combined strengths, our team of experienced professionals use their expertise to deliver the clients’ specifications tailored specifically to the requirement and budget of the individual client. They also take into account the life span and cross wash-ability of the products being used, to reach the ultimate linen and duvet solution packaged for the property.
Linen Butler has more than 6 years of experience and technological know-how in the industry making it a trusted supplier in famous hotels across the globe such as Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental, Westin, Hilton, Hyatt, Ascot, and Somerset among many others.
*About The Filtra Group
The Filtra Group is a synergy of several Philippine and Scandinavian brands within the areas of interior and exterior design furnishings, kitchen and lifestyle accessories, corporate gifts and promotional solutions for the home or professional use. Office and showroom is located in Makati City. Visit www.filtra-inc.com to know more.
Philippine and Scandinavian Design, Filtra Inc.: First trading company to receive Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) Chain of Custody Certification!
Photo shows(L-R) SGS Certification Sales Executive Rachel Santiago, Filtra Marketing Manager Madie Dinglasan, Filtra CEO Per Stangegaard and, SGS Managing Director Rosario Cajucom-Bradbury during the awarding of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.
Philippine and Scandinavian Design, Filtra Inc., or also known as the Filtra Group is proud to have recently earned Forest Stewardship Council certification from SGS Philippines, Inc. making itself the “First trading company to receive Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification” in the Philippines with license number C111088.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
FSC is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. FSC certification ensures that forestry operations meet a set of environmental, social and economic criteria covering compliance with laws and international treaties, land-use and indigenous peoples’ rights, community relations, biodiversity conservation and maintenance of high conservation value forests, among other things.
The Filtra Group
The Filtra group consists of several business units categorized into the main areas of Outsourcing Services, Distribution & Marketing Solutions, and finally Wood Industry, where being qualified and awarded the FSC certification makes a vital leap forward for both the company and its clients.
Implications of being FSC coc certified
Now with FSC chain-of-custody certification, several wood species offered by Filtra are guaranteed to be coming from certified and responsibly managed forestlands, which are monitored throughout the supply chain, from the forest to the client. Filtra now supplies FSC certified wood to the Philippine sawmilling, furniture, door, and other wood consuming industries. Filtra also manufactures, and trades various species of wooden flooring, furniture and accessories both for commercial and residential use.
Opting for FSC certified wood products will eventually increase consumer interest in FSC certified products thereby, ensuring that forest operations have economic incentives to manage their lands responsibly. Help save the environment! Go for FSC certified products!
The Filtra Group invites you to Manila FAME 2012!
Gastro Chef's Pre-Summer Showroom Sale! Up to 40% off!
Setting the mood this Valentine's Day
Soft Opening Sale from Filtra! Enjoy up to 50% discounts!
The Filtra Group joins PHILCONSTRUCT 2011!
Photo shows representatives of Philippine and Scandinavian Design, FILTRA Inc., during the Philconstruct 2011 exhibit.
Photo shows Junckers Export Manager, Henrik Lundby (2nd from left) and Filtra Group Managing Director Per Stangegaard (4th from left) actively attending to clients’ product inquiries.
Photo shows the Filtra Group sales team in action!
The Filtra Group once again captivated thousands of spectators in the recently concluded PHILCONSTRUCT 2011 Exhibit held at the SMX Convention Center from November 9 – 12, 2011.
As an exhibit partner, JUNKERS showcased its range of top quality flooring solutions from one of Europe's largest manufacturers of solid hardwood floors. Visitors were enthralled by its elegant display of local and imported wood species that has always been the top choice of architects, builders, contractors and home-owners worldwide.
Junckers Export Manager, Henrik Lundby was also present in the event and personally handled queries from visitors. Junckers has a huge collection of flooring products ideal for building internationally accredited sports and dance arenas, luxury commercial hubs, designer shops and exclusive residential houses and flats.
Also exhibited in the Filtra Group booth are Philippine-made FLOORING and DECKING solutions in natural and sustainable exotic wood species such as Yakal, Rosewood, and Teak from SOLIDWOOD FLOORING, and the award-winning OUT D’OR™ Decking. Furthermore, new and exciting imported lumber, plywood and veneer samples from our certified sustainable sources via the DLH Group were also exhibited.
FILTRA and idata Denmark seals Joint-venture Partnership
FILTRA is pleased to announce its joint-venture agreement with the Danish IT company, idata, through the establishment of idata Manila. The said joint-venture encompasses idata Manila's full use of FILTRA's human resources from GraphicStudio Manila and Philscan.com for graphic design as well as web and IT development projects.
Both FILTRA and idata have been working together since last year, and have concluded that the cooperation has been proven successful. This closer cooperation and inter-dependence leads to a vast increase in production capacity for idata. Simultaneously, it secures FILTRA a solid partner who will ensure its continued rapid growth especially in the Northern European market.
For more information about idata, visit www.idata.dk.
The FILTRA Group is now an official member of CEBU FAME-Go Green Philippines!
Left photo shows (L-R) FAME Foundation Phils., Inc. Asst. Treasurer Zeny Uy, Filtra Group representative Erika Atienza, FAME Foundation Phils., Inc. Trustee Castella Rama and Internal Vice-President Butch Carungay in the recently held Annual General Meeting in Parklane Hotel, Cebu City. Right photo shows keynote speaker Hon. Nestor Archival discussing about the key to environment sustainability.
Last July 28, 2011, The Filtra Group was welcomed as an official member of CEBU FAME-Go Green Philippines by key officers and over 60 members of CEBU FAME, in the recently held Annual General Meeting in Parklane Hotel, Cebu City.
Cebu FAME Incorporated, established in 1986 is a non-profit association that has been converted into a Foundation, the FAME Foundation Phils., Inc. with active membership base of over 60 companies supported by numerous sub-contractors numbering from about 1,000 to 2,000 groups. One of the foundation’s major programs is GO GREEN PHILIPPINES, a partnership project with the Department Of Environment and Natural Resources Region VII which ensures the sustainability of the country’s natural resources. Its primary mission-Forest Management, aims to replenish a 100-hectare barren land with lush tree plantations by 2015.
Established in year 2000, the FILTRA Group is a partly Danish-managed organization, consisting of several business units categorized into numerous areas particularly, wood business. Among the brands it carries are Idewood, which focuses on Timber trading, sourcing and product development; Scandwood, the distributor of European-inspired outdoor furniture, decking and accessories; and Gastro Chef, a kitchen line that showcases both Danish design principles and Philippine craftsmanship.
Since its inception, the Filtra group has used only ethically and legally sourced wood species from managed forests and plantations in the Philippines. Filta group strengthens this commitment by continuously supporting similar projects such as Go Green Philippines– its advocacy and various initiatives.
As the brand grows, its commitment in helping save the environment also furthers.
Multi-awarded and revolutionary Fridge-To-Go® hits Philippine shores in time for SUMMER!
Summertime has arrived and the heat accompanying the season started to kick-in. Beach trips, outdoor picnics, and out-of-town get-togethers are likely among the primary agenda of families and companies at this point in time. But no matter how simple or grand the getaway plan is, two things are staple: FOOD AND DRINKS!
Say goodbye to big, hard and bulky coolers… Now you can keep meals, snacks and drinks cool and fresh on summer days with the revolutionary Fridge-To-Go®.
Fridge-To-Go® is your portable mini fridge away from home. Its wide array of high performance bags seal the temperature in, keeping your food and drinks cool for up to 12 hours. Thanks to its globally patented SURROUND COOLING technology, your food and drinks can stay chilled amidst the hot summer weather throughout the day. In addition, Fridge-To-Go® come in small and big totes with variety of colors to choose from.
FRIDGE-TO-GO® vs. OTHER COOLERS
Fridge-To-Go® cooler bags require no ice; have durable and rugged style. The products are 40% much more compact than same capacity cooler bags available in the market. No space is wasted, as there is absolutely no need for messy icepacks.
Fridge-To-Go® bags do not moist so you rarely have to clean it like traditional cooler bags. The Fridge-To-Go® 8– hour COOLING PANELS are inserted into a special ‘Tempguard’ fabric, which is similar in all Fridge-To-Go® models. This fabric not only helps maintain the chill longer than ordinary insulated bags, but also helps reduce the sweating and wetness. And with this revolutionary dry system, there is no chance for bacteria growth!GET COZY AT THE BEACH OR PARK
Keep your sandwiches, yogurt, fruit, juices or canned sodas in tip top freshness with your very own Fridge-To-Go® handy lunch totes. No need for extension plugs or ice plugs to aid cooling. All you have to do is chill the entire bag or the removable cooling panels in your freezer overnight. Come morning, your bag will be ready to go for the day.PERFECT FOR OUTDOOR PARTIES AND SPORTING EVENTS
Celebrating outdoor parties have never been this fun. Enjoy cheese, and pop open a cool bottle of champagne after a long day or a victorious sporting event outdoors, with Fridge-To-Go® portable lunch bags and champagne cooler bags. The product line is ideal for golfers, hikers, etc.MILK EXPRESS FOR BABIES
Good news, Moms! Fridge-To-Go® bags are also perfect for storing breast milk for babies conveniently while in transit. You can rest assured that your baby’s milk stays potent and will neither get warm nor attract any bacteria while en route your destination.SAFE FOR USER AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Fridge-To-Go®’s COOLING PANELS are biodegradable and contains no lead, unlike traditional cooler bags. In addition, they are BPA-free, PVC Safe, are completely non-toxic, and contain only purified salt water.
All Fridge-To-Go® cooler bags are 100% re-usable. Each cooler bag undergoes rigorous quality check to ensure durability. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.EXCLUSIVELY DISTRIBUTED BY LANGHOFF PROMOTION PHILIPPINES INC.
Fridge-To-Go® products are exclusively marketed and distributed by Langhoff Promotion Philippines Inc. to the corporate market. Langhoff Promotion Philippines Inc. is a member of the FILTRA Group of Companies.
PhilConstruct Trade Exhibition 2010 opens in November
SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Dubbed as the most successful trade exhibition and as one of the region's major building and construction shows, PhilConstruct has served as the leading business platform for the country’s building and construction industries. It continues to attract legions of buyers and contractors, who keep an eye for fresh showcases of products and equipments, likewise, the latest technological advancements
Idewood, FILTRA Group’s principal division for its wood business, took part in the said exhibit for the first time. Its string of ndoor and outdoor furnishing solutions made up the team’s booth showcase for this year. Imported brand, Junckers, and Idewood’s homegrown brand, Out D’or, were featured together with this year’s main highlight – latest brand SolidWood Flooring.
Idewood gathered over 300 qualified leads during the 4-day event. Apart from key decision makers, student trainees as well as licensed practitioners from the fields of Engineering, Architecture, and Interior Design inquired. The team appreciates the public’s overwhelming reception and feedback about the products – not bad for a first time exhibitor!
Philippine and Scandinavian Design, FILTRA Inc. Turns 10
Guided by his passion to make a real difference and individual competencies, Per returned to Manila in 1999. His main agenda was to explore possibilities of establishing a business that would: first, increase business between Denmark and the Philippines; second, create new jobs in the Philippines. Then, in November 15, 2000, Philippine and Scandinavian Design, FILTRA Inc. was born.
Now, 10 years later, the company of one has expanded and nurtured the growth of several divisions – 3 of which are established corporations in their own right.
Below are some company milestones in the past 10 years:
Establishment of Filtra IT (later Philscan.com) and Filtra Import (later Scandinavia Trend)
Sale of Mahogany cutting boards to EVA Solo and an interest to Philippine wood products led to the establishment of Filtra Export.
Established office in Libis and got full management control over Philscan. It was also the start of garden furniture in Filtra Import; Actus (design which later became Gastro Chef); Burgundar design; and Filtravel (a travel agency).
Focused on Actus production; Filtra-Export focused on wood production and product development, thereby, giving birth to IdéWood Production.
Establishment of Scandinavia Trend Inc. (50%) and ScandWood divisions; creation of Graphic (Langhoff) Studio; increased work on own brands; sold Filtravel; Re-organization of Philscan.com.
Main office moved to Buendia; birth of Langhoff Promotion Inc.; gained full management control over Scandinavia Trend and moved it with ScandWood. Started own timber trading in Davao/Cebu/Manila; softly launched Gastro Chef and Out D’or brands.
Moved Idewood to Rosario, Pasig (Warehouse); gained new partners for Scandinavia Trend and Philscan.com; transferred Scandwood division to Idewood as a result of business expansion.
Establishment of Gastro Chef as independent division/brand; re-gained 100% full control over Scandinavia Trend. Scandwood also became an independent division.
Expansion of Trading with Rosewood to Denmark; focused on the expansion of Gastro Chef brand and consolidated of business. Business demands have outgrown office space in Buendia; growth of GraphicStudio; establishment of ManilaBranch concept.
Transferred main office to West Tower; establishment of SolidWood Flooring and IdéWood Furniture divisions.
Featured below is a snapshot of the Group’s development in gross sales (in USD) for the past 10 years:
Langhoff Promotion at AdoBo Run After Dark 2010
The event was held at the McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig last October 30. Approximately 2,000 runners from the advertising, creative/ production, media and corporate sectors signed up for the 3 race categories: 3k, 5k and 10k. Team Langhoff Promotion donned their red race singlets and Langhoff cap.
Medals were also distributed among the Top 10 race finishers for the 3k, 5k, and 10k categories. Team Langhoff’s very own Dennis Klevenfeldt and Martin Larsen received medals for being two of the Top 10 finishers for the 10 k race category. After the race, each participant rushed back to the activity area to claim their loot bags with freebies from other sponsors. Runners and organizers commended the Langhoff-sponsored loot bags for its great design and quality.
The event gave Team Langhoff to get together once again outside the 4 corners of the office and engage in an activity promoting fitness and camaraderie. Later that night, everyone mingled and celebrated at the after-party, where there was free live music and overflowing booze.
Gastro Chef and Out D’or Living At Manila FAME International Exhibit
Nenette Marte, Cathrine Scott and Izzanie Soriano of FILTRA Group candidly posed for a quick photo after
a busy morning.
and political celebrities. Returning visitors expressed interest in re-ordering kitchen and lifestyle as well as outdoor and decking accessories.
The sales team also generated fresh leads who also expressed intent in the products.
Langhoff Promotion At the 7th Annual Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) Networking Night
It was a melting pot of over 400 joint members of the American, European, Canadian, Japanese Chamber, Korean, and Australian-New Zealand Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines and the Philippine Associate of Multinational Regional Headquarters (PAMURI). Executives and employees from various business circles rubbed elbows with each other and explored potential partnerships.
LINEN BUTLER, NOW EXCLUSIVELY DISTRIBUTED IN THE PHILIPPINES BY THE FILTRA GROUP
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
PHILIPPINE AND SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN, FILTRA INC.: FIRST TRADING COMPANY TO RECEIVE FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL™ (FSC™) CHAIN OF CUSTODY CERTIFICATION!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
GASTRO CHEF'S NEW SHOP, SOON TO OPEN!
Monday, May 14, 2012
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM SCANDINAVIA TREND
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM GASTRO CHEF
Wednesday, May 09, 2012