Monday, October 6, 2014
Leading Truck Maker, Scania, Appoints Official Philippine Sales and Services Dealer
Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial, marine and power engines, has appointed BJ Mercantile, Inc. as the official sales & services dealer partner for the Philippines. Scania’s heavy-duty trucks, environment-friendly buses and powerful generators will soon become available to the local market. Not only that, local customers will also be able to experience the same level of high quality services Scania has been known to provide in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years.
The Philippines present a lot of opportunities for Scania given the continued growth of the mining industry and robust infrastructure development. In the 2014-2015 rankings of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, the Philippines is ranked 52nd out of 144 countries in terms of competitiveness, which takes into account a wide range of factors such as the state of infrastructure, the size of the local consumer market, the ease of doing business and resilience of the economy. This is a big jump from 2010 wherein the Philippines was ranked 85th.
“Our partnership with BJ Mercantile, Inc. is testament to Scania’s long-term commitment to the Philippines,” said James Armstrong, Managing Director Scania of Southeast Asia. “We are here for the long-haul and our main objective is to offer total solutions that enhance customer profitability by means of high earning capacity and low operating cost, while promoting sustainability."
BJ Mercantile, on the other hand, has built a strong reputation over the last four decades as one of the country’s top engine and truck distributors.
“We are very honored with the appointment, “said Leilani Lim-Tan, BJ Mercantile, Inc. “And we have begun work in earnest to ensure everything is in place when we launch our showroom on February 2015.”
Scania’s showroom will be located at 1132 EDSA Balintawak, Quezon City.