The company is located in the town of Hagonoy, in the province of Bulacan, in the
Philippines. This town is appoximately 40 miles north of Manila.
The Municipality of Hagonoy is inhabited by local labor force involved in fishing,
farming and garment manufacturing industries with a population of over 150,000 people.
Being away from the metropolitan areas of Manila, this town is not influenced by
any organized labor and minimum wage is lower than in the cities.
Although Philippine labor rate is higher than that of Vietnam, China, India, Bangladesh
etc., it becomes a good alternative to those areas for lower volume manufacturing
that otherwise cannot be accomodated in those countries like China, Vietnam, India
Hagonoy Sports Int'l. Inc (HSII) is exclusive manufacturer of IMG Outdoors, LLC's
partners and friends in Hermosa Beach, CA, U.S.A. It is currently being managed by
David L. Alfonso, Managing Partner of IMG Outdoors, LLC and President/CEO of HSII.
Mr. Alfonso is the majority owner of the company and the partnership. He spent part
of his childhood in Hagonoy before immigrating to the U.S.A. in 1972. He has extensive
background in international manufacturing, shipping, logistics, trading and consulting.
The production management of HSII consists of 2 industrial engineers with bags and
garment industry experience. A seasoned CFO/CPA heads the Administration/Personnel/Accounting
Departments. The management team has a combined experience of over 10 years in the
bag/garment manufacturing leading a work force of over 200 personnel.
Presently, the factory is capable of producing over 30,000 good quality sports bag,
wallets and accessories per month.
Product groups include backpacks and equipment bag for extreme sports, like in-line
skate, surfing, motorcross, snowboarding, BMX, Bicycling, climbing, hiking, volleyball,
basketball, tennis, badminton, etc., school bags, roller luggage, duffels, computer
bags, wallets and pad folio, shoulder bags, hydration packs, bicycle and motorcycle
HSII has 118 pieces of high speed, heavy duty and specialized sewing machines including
computerized and multi-function type.