CATS Motors, Inc., the recently appointed Philippine general distributor of Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge gave a grand welcome to Dr. Rainer Thiel, President & CEO of DaimlerChrysler Southeast Asia (DCSEA) as he visits Manila for the first time at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

"In line with our worldwide retail offensive, we found CATS Motors, Inc. a committed, resourceful and experienced partner in the Philippines, that will invest in a broad range of DaimlerChrysler brands and products which will benefit our present and potential customers," said Dr. Thiel.

Dr. Thiel was accompanied by Dr. Udo Loersch, Vice President for External Affairs of DCSEA and Mr. Helfried Scharf, Head of Corporate Communications of DCSEA, the visit coincides with the celebration of a new partnership between DaimlerChrysler and CATS Motors, Inc. With its recent appointment as distributor, CATS Motors, Inc. will be responsible for all aspects of automotive sales, and after-sales in the Philippines for Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge.

DaimlerChrysler, with its prestige as one of the world's leading automobile companies, holds the responsibility to deliver quality, excellent and efficient products and services to ensure overall customer satisfaction. And in doing so, it is important to have dependable partners all over the world who share the same passion for the DaimlerChrysler brands. Sharing the same pioneering spirit and dedication, CATS Motors, Inc. is now the new partner of Daimler Chrysler in the Philippines.

"DaimlerChrysler brands have found a new home in the Philippines. And rest assured that CATS Motors, Inc. will live up to the expectations of DaimlerChrysler and its loyal customers," said Mr. Gregorio T. Yu, Chairman of CATS Motors, Inc.