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During the official brand launching of Chubbsafes in the Philippines, GineersNow TV spoke to Ravindran Gengadaran, Country Manager and Eric Lim, Channel Sales Manager for South East Asia at Gunnebo.

Ravindran and Eric discussed the history, product innovations and distribution channels of Chubbsafe in the Philippines. Johnny Cobankiat, the President of Co Ban Kiat Hardware and ACE Hardware Philippines, together with the senior executives of CBK Hardware were also present during the brand launching event held at Shangri-La Hotel, Manila.

Gunnebo is the distributor of Chubbsafes in Asia while CBK Hardware is the sole distributor of Chubbsafes in the Philippines.

About the Leader – Ravindran Gengadaran



Ravindran is currently the Country Manager for Gunnebo South East Asia based in Malaysia. Ravindran is responsible for the following countries in the Gunnebo Group: Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Taiwan.


Ravindran has been in the security business since 1993. He worked for Chubb Malaysia from 1993 to 2012, leaving as a General Manager, a position he had held for 10 years. He was responsible for establishing Gunnebo Malaysia in 2012 when Gunnebo decided to establish a dedicated company in Malaysia, and he took over the responsibility of Gunnebo South East Asia in 2016.

Ravindran has a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from the US and a Masters in Business from the UK.

About the Leader – Eric Lim

Eric Lim is the Regional Channel Sales Manager for South East Asia based in Gunnebo at the Singapore office.  Eric’s role in Gunnebo Singapore encompasses in taking care of the overall Sales and Marketing operations in the countries in South East Asia.


Eric has been in the Security and Architectural hardware business since year 2008.  He started working with DormaKaba in Year 2008 to 2014 as the Sales Director for the Far East Region and follow with Allegion PLC (a spin off company from Ingersoll Rand) in the US Public Listed company in the Fortune 500 as the General Manger for South East Asia prior to joining Gunnebo South East Asia operations in year 2017.

Upon graduation in Year 1995 with a Bachelor of Building from Australia, Eric has worked for the Singapore Government in the national development for Singapore till year 2003 before joining the private sector working for real estate developers and a multi-national Construction Company for project and construction management projects in South East Asia, Southern Europe, India and the Middle East.

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In Year 1998, he obtained his Master of Science (International Construction Management) from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore with the scholarship awarded by the Government of Singapore.

About Chubbsafes

Chubbsafes is one of the oldest safes brand in the world. Trusted the world over, the Chubbsafes solutions have been providing protection around the globe for people, cash and valuables for almost 200 years.


The Chubbsafes solutions are well-known and appreciated for their unique combination of robustness, reliability and modern designs. They associate experience in security with technological innovation to create trustworthy products for maximum protection against burglary, fire and explosives. They are rigorously tested by international and independent accreditation bodies to guarantee the best protection available.

The Chubbsafes’ customer base is diverse ranging from householders, small commercial shops, large retail environments, jewelleries to the largest financial institutions and high-risk sites.



Chubbsafes security solutions including safes, vaults and vault doors and safe deposit boxes are sold and used all over the world.

Chubbsafes is licensed to the Gunnebo security group which is a global leader in security products, services and solutions with an offering covering cash management, safes and vaults, entrance security and electronic security for banks, retail, Cash-in-Transit companies, mass transit, public and commercial buildings and industrial and high-risk sites. The Group has an annual turnover of €610 million, employs 5,700 people and has sales companies in 33 countries across EMEA, Asia-Pacific and the Americas as well as Channel Partners on over 100 additional markets.”

About CBK Hardware

For almost a hundred years, a family’s surname has become synonymous to the country’s biggest hardware supply company. Co Ban Kiat Hardware Incorporated, of the Cobankiat family has a regular client network of more than 1,500 industrial organizations; 1,600 traditional community hardware stores, and 584 home building specialty chain of stores across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.


This ever growing conglomerate traces its humble roots to Manila Chinatown, as a pioneer enterprise started by family’s patriarch, Mr. Cobankiat in 1920. Despite the ruins of World War II, the business goes back to its feet in 1948, rebuilding a storefront from the very same spot where it was known for three decades.

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While the Filipinos continue to rebuild their lives post war, CBK Hardware sees the opportunity to introduce the retail concept once unheard for in hardware industry. The Hardware Workshop Store is the fruit if this endeavor. CBK Hardware further cemented its legendary distribution channel with the creation of Coby’ Design Center in Edsa Shangi La in 1996, a specialty store that caters to discriminating taste of modern Filipinos.

In 1997, Mr. Johnny Cobankiat, the 4th generation Cobankiat leader, set another milestone for the company when he brings a franchise of Ace Hardware USA to the Philippines, and signs up CBK Hardware as one of its major suppliers. This further expanded into delivering quality world class products nearer to families of Filipino overseas workers in the countryside.

A century’s excellence can quickly pass, and guided by the vision to be the largest network supplier of the biggest global brands in the hardware industry, CBK Hardware resolve to source the best products to supply its customers anytime and every time.


Interested to Buy?

To order Chubbsafes in the Philippines, visit

You may also directly purchase Chubbsafes in the following showrooms:

Co Ban Kiat Hardware, Inc.
Ground Floor Cobankiat Building II
231 Juan Luna St. Binondo Manila, Philippines.
Phone +632 2476557
Phone +632 2432734

Coby’s Designer Center
Unit 467 level 4 Shangri-La Plaza
Edsa Corner Shaw Boulevard
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Phone +632 6364895
Phone +632 6364896

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Civil Engineer, fashion model & GineersNow TV host. Speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese fluently. Based in Melbourne and Manila. Follow me on Linkedin


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