Isuzu Philippines partners with DB Schenker on new warehouse
To meet customer demand for vehicle parts, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has inaugurated its latest warehouse located in Pedro Cayetano Avenue, Ligid-Tipas, Taguig City. The warehouse was built in partnership with DB Schenker (Schenker Distribution Solutions Inc).
IPC opened the DB Schenker Levi Mariano Warehouse last July 18, as the start of a strategic partnership between the two comapny in their respective industries. The newly opened facility warehouse will be the new hub for all Isuzu parts and accessories.
Heading the ribbon cutting ceremony were Hajime Koso, IPC president, Shojiro Sakoda, EVP, Isuzu Hiroshi Hisatomi, Motors Limited Japan after sales division executive officer, and Jonathon Kottegoda Breden, DB Schenker Managing Director.
“We see this new partnership as a good investment for Isuzu. We would like to continuously improve on our efficiency in making our vehicles as well as catering to the needs of our customers,” said Hajime Koso, IPC president.
The allocated space for IPC at the DB Schenker Levi Mariano Warehouse is 6,000 square meters as compared to their previous warehouse, which had 3,586 square meters. Furthermore, there is still more than 1,600 square meters of space that can be utilized should IPC need to expand.
Transfering to a new facility was due to IPC needing more warehouse space. Apart from space, the new location is also situated nearer to the port and Isuzu dealerships, making parts deliveries faster. Moreover, Koso said that the move was made to improve other major concerns such as growing sales of units and customer satisfaction.
Koso concluded by saying that IPC needs to maintain an inventory sufficient to the growing needs of customers, implement proper racking and shelving of parts with sufficient space that would in turn improve delivery frequency to dealers and delivery lead time.