The first locally assembled truck rolls off the production line in the Philippines last January 2015. Scania, through its official sales and services dealer in the Philippines, BJ Mercantile, Inc. Inc., initially produced 30 units made up of tractor heads and dump trucks before the official showroom opening.
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.
G360 and G410 readily available
According to BJ Mercantile VP, Leilani Lim Tan, variants of Scania's G360 and G410 are readily available and are in Scania's showroom inventory. “Scania hopes to make a big impact in the local transport sector in terms of safety, reliability and fuel efficiency. We are very excited to see the trucks on Philippine roads.” 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. Scania’s showroom is located at 1132 EDSA Balintawak, Quezon City. For more information, you may call 361-0088 or send an email to email@example.com.