Phelps Dodge

When Phelps Dodge Philippines (PDP) was formed by A. Soriano Corporation in 1955 through a merger with Phelps Dodge International Corporation (PDIC), the two partners envisioned a company that would rise to become a responsible leader in the electric wire and cable industry. With the vision came the resolve to provide the highest standards of product quality and safety to its customers and the industries it serves. The years that followed bore witness to this dream turning into reality. In 1968, PDP acquired a rod mill to start the manufacture of 8 mm rods from wire bars. That move ended the country's dependence on imported rods. In 1979, PDP produced 795 MCM Condor, the first locally produced aluminum wires to be used for the transmission lines of the National Power Corporation. PDP started to produce the first THHN building wires in the country in 1981, at that time the most widely used building wire product in the United States. In 1983, PDP operated its Outokumpu Continuous Cast Rod (CCR) plant which can make copper rods directly from cathodes, and in 1984, it started to export its rods and bare copper wires to Hongkong, Singapore and Taiwan. By 1986, PDP was able to secure the much vaunted Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) approval for its building wires. Todate, it still is the only local electric wire and cable company capable of producing UL approved building wires in the Philippines. Exports of these building wires started in 1987. PDP launched the first Foam-skin filled telephone cables to be produced in the Philippines in 1989.

Product Lines

THHN, Royal Cord, Flat Cord, TL wires, Power cables, Bare Copper wire.

Anti-Theft Cable

Anti-Theft Cable greatly helps power distributors in eliminating power pilferage. Anti-theft cable guards against illegal tapping making it impossible for anyone to steal electricity without being caught.


Also called spacer cable, this wire is intended for use from 13,800 to 35,000 volts. The wire is insulated so that in case it is accidentally touched by trees or anything that crosses its path, no power outage will occur.

    Benefits include:
  • Minimized power outages/ ensured continuity of power even during typhoons
  • Lower maintainance cost as there will be no need to cut trees
  • Persons who accidentally touch the wire will not be electricuted
  • Minimized power losses