Brother Industries Ltd. will invest $12 million initially to establish a manufacturing plant in the province of Batangas, Philippines. Construction of the new facility is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2012. This facility will support Brother’s printing business and will manufacture and export parts for inkjet printers. This is the first Brother facility in the Philippines and the fourth in Asia. The “abundant manpower and human resources with English language skills in the Philippines” is what attracted Brother to the country. The company subsequently plans to invest an additional $42 million in capital in the new facility. Brother Industries Philippines, Inc. will be located in the First Philippine Industrial Park in Tanauan City.