Up to 30 vehicles are slated to be produced by the company prior to the dealership's opening
BJ Mercantile, the official sales and services dealer of Scania in the Philippines, recently revealed its first locally assembled truck after it rolled off the production line. Additionally, the company is on-track to produce 30 vehicles comprised of tractor heads and dump trucks that will meet initial orders once their official showroom located at 1132 EDSA Balintawak, Quezon City officially opens in February.
According to Engr. Cyril Vizcayano, BJ Mercantile's Operations Manager, putting trucks together is easy since the process of assembling was simple.
In order to ensure quality control and proper training was met, Process Engineer Gustavo Caetano of Scania Brazil was present to supervise and provide technical support. After Sales Service is also being checked as Technical Services Manager Engr. Mark Glenn recently went to Selangor, Malaysia to attend a System Diagnosis and Preventive Maintenance Training.
“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 hit Philippine roads soon,” said Leilani Lim Tan, Vice President of BJ Mercantile, Inc.
Scania originally appointed BJ Mercantile as its official distributor and services dealer in the country back in late 2014. Besides trucks, the brand's buses and generators will also be available in the near future.