United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI), the exclusive distributor of Foton vehicles in the Philippines, further reinforces the expansion of their dealership network in the country by breaking ground at five new dealership locations in Luzon for the month of April. Located in La Union, Palawan, Bacoor, Cordon, and Cainta, most of which are expected to open at the end of 2017.
“The first quarter of 2017 showed how exemplary FOTON’s performance is in the market through achieving target sales and garnering continual interest from potential dealer partners,” shared Rommel Sytin, Foton Philippines and UAAGI president.
The first Foton dealership to break ground in the month of April was in the Ilocos region, La Union. With its authorized dealer Absolute Advantage Inc., construction of the first Foton dealership in the region began. The soon to rise dealership is located in the municipality of Bauang, the 2,000-square meter facility will have a vehicle showroom including parts, service and sales offices. Foton La Union is expected to open in the first quarter of 2018.
Two days after Foton La Union, on April 7, UAAGI flew to Palawan to faciliate the groundbreaking of Foton Puerto Princesa with dealer Steering Wheel Inc. Michelle Tiotangco, Foton Puerto Princesa dealer principal states that Foton vehicles are essential in their construction firm to help development of the industry. She further adds that the brand will also be patronized by other industries in the area.
Fast forward to April 21, UAAGI and Alphamile Automotive Dealers Inc. (AADI) held the groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming dealership in Molino, Bacoor. Mr. Juanito Tionson, dealer principal of Foton Cavite took the opportunity of Cavite being home to economic zones focused on various manufacturing businesses, offering Foton vehicles closer to these tradings. The 2,200-squaremeter showroom in Foton Bacoor will be feature two sections to separate private and commercial vehicles. It is expected to open on Q4 of 2017.
On April 28, UAAGI broke ground to two dealerships, one in Cainta, Rizal and the other in Cordon, Isabela. Starting with the former, Foton held a groundbreaking ceremony for their first ever dealership in the province of Rizal, and will be headed by its authorized dealer Lica Auto Group. Foton Cainta is officially opening on December 2017, and will feature passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks and the Gratour series.
Meanwhile in Isabela, UAAGI, together with dealer Manindra Auto Corporation the grounds of what would soon be Foton Cordon. Apart from Foton Cordon, Manindra Auto Corporation also manages Foton Quezon Avenue. Dealer principal Mr. Leo San Juan states that the new dealership “will surely contribute great help to the development of these firms because that’s what the brand offers – business empowerment.” Foton Cordon is set to open on December 2017.
With the new dealerships, Foton's products and services are now more accessible to Filipinos throughout the country.