Longtime partners, Philippine Global Jet Express Inc, more commonly known as J&T Express, and Foton Motor Philippines Inc (FMPI), recently met at the 11-hectare assembly plant of the giant commercial vehicle manufacturer in Clark Freeport Zone for the official signing ceremony of 300 Foton trucks turnover.
The turnover was witnessed by Foton Philippines Chairman Rommel Sytin, Foton China Country Manager Alex Lee, and J&T Express top management, Mr. John Yi, and Mr. Yuhang Liu. Also in attendance at the ceremony was the Honorable Minister Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy to the Philippines Yang Guoliang, who commended Foton Philippines for mounting the recently-concluded Big Show 2023 where the first fully-electric light-duty truck was introduced.
J&T Express, which handles logistics and express delivery services across Southeast Asia, procured Foton Philippines’ top-of-the-line units including the Tornado M4.2C, Tornado M6.1 C, 25-footer Hurricane EST-M 4x2, 32-footer Hurricane EST-M 6x2 with payload capacities as much as 25,000 kilograms.
“These industry-smart trucks are a source of pride to all of us at Foton Philippines because they are efficient workhorses that help businesses in the country thrive,” said Levy Santos, General Manager of FMPI.
J&T Express Chief Executive Officer Dean Ding, meanwhile surprised officials present in the ceremony, when he announced that they are looking forward to the procurement of more Foton trucks exceeding 1,000 units in 2023.
Foton Philippines has a very complete aftersales service network and professional aftersales team in the Philippines which is required by the express logistics industry. Especially during the pandemic, Foton Philippines' factory was in full production to guarantee delivery which was pivotal in our business expansion. We have always been determined to provide convenient, cost-effective service to Filipinos. The rapid development of J&T Express cannot be separated from the strong support given by our partners. Foton has been a very important partner through the years,” said Ding.
In review, the two giant companies forged a relationship since the first delivery of trucks from Foton Philippines trucks in November 2018. In the course of this amicable partnership, Foton Philippines contracted J&T Express last year to facilitate delivery of parts in its newly-opened parts hub in Davao City.