The next time you purchase a Toyota vehicle, particularly an imported one, you might not have to wait for a long time for it to arrive. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has inaugurated its new Batangas Vehicle Center (BVC) which will improve the customer buying experience.
Constructed with an investment of PHP 4.7 billion, TMP's new 32-hectare facility in Batangas will streamline vehicle handling and ensure the quality of vehicles arriving in the country. Ultimately, the BVC will ensure promised delivery times to customers across the country. Essentially, fewer chances of delays as to when your vehicle arrives.
“This Batangas Vehicle Center is our renewed commitment to better days ahead. This is part of our joint efforts with the government, business sector, and Filipino people to win the war against COVID-19 and build a better tomorrow, together,” said TMP chairman Alfred Ty.
The facility is located 6-kilometers from the Port of Batangas, allowing for faster receiving of imported vehicles. It has an annual capacity of 160,000 units at the maximum production level and operates both day and night. An RFID-tagging system is also used in an Integrated Management System for real-time vehicle tracking.
Apart from an inspection and installation area, other features of the new BVC include a finished goods yard that can stock 4,500 units at a time. Meanwhile, there are 18 covered truck lanes, 12 of which are for vehicle loading. The weatherproof structure is designed for added safety and takes into consideration the changing weather conditions in the country.
“The Batangas Vehicle Center or BVC is indeed just one of TMP’s many channels to address today's and future volume requirements of the local automotive market. This facility gives a stock capacity boost of 4,500 units to top off our existing center in Santa Rosa, as well as makes an annual capacity of over 160,000 units at maximum level feasible,” said TMP president Atsuhiro Okamoto.
With the establishment of the BVC, the Santa Rosa Vehicle Center will be dedicated to the growing completely-knocked down (CKD) Vios and Innova models that will cater to the increasing customer demand for locally-made Toyota vehicles.