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January 8, 2015

First Scania Truck Rolls Off Philippine Assembly Line

Top European brand Scania is now in the Philippines as the first locally assembled truck rolls off the production line. Headquartered in Sweden, Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications.

Scania, through its official Sales and Services dealer in the Philippines BJ Mercantile, Inc., is on-track to produce 30 units made up of tractor heads and dump trucks to meet the initial orders when the official showroom opens in February.

According to Engr. Cyril Vizcayno, BJ Mercantile’s Operations Manager, “The vehicle was easy to assemble. The process given was easy to follow and the experience is similar to putting together toy building bricks.”

To ensure quality control and training, Process Engineer Gustavo Caetano flew in from Scania Brazil to supervise and provide technical support. Also, in preparation for the After Sales Service, the technical team headed by Technical Services Manager, Engr. Mark Glenn Pangan recently went to Selangor, Malaysia to attend a System Diagnosis & Preventive Maintenance Training.

“Scania hopes to make a big impact in the local transport sector in terms of safety, reliability and fuel efficiency,” said Leilani Lim Tan, Vice President of BJ Mercantile, Inc., “We are very excited to see the trucks hit Philippine roads soon.”

Scania’s showroom will be located at 1132 EDSA Balintawak, Quezon City. For more information, you may call +63-2-361-0088 or send an email to

In the photo from left to right is the team behind the first assembled Scania truck: Engr. Glenn Pangan, BJ Mercantile Technical Services Manager; Gustavo Caetano, Scania Latin America Process Engineer; Engr. Cyril Vizcayno, BJ Mercantile Operations Manager; Mariano Colombo, Scania Asia-Pacific Exports Market; Leilani Lim Tan, BJ Mercantile Vice President; and Alvin Tan BJ Mercantile, IT Manager.

1 comment:

  1. Any news on upcoming new vehicle models for the Philippine market particularly the new crossover vehicles? The HRV is already available in Thailand dealership showrooms. I wonder when it will be available here.


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