One of the largest bottling companies in the country recently partnered up with Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC). Recently, Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc (CCBPI) received 95 top-of-the-line trucks from IPC as the company seeks to expand its delivery fleet.
With almost 3,000 trucks and over 2,00 sales vehicles, CCBPI operates one of the largest truck fleets in the country. To help with the 2,500 shipments that the company does daily, they turned to Isuzu Philippines Corporation to supply them several new comemercial vehicles.
One of the largest vehicles CCBPI received was the FVR series of trucks. It's powered by a high-displacement inline-six turbo-diesel engine that meets Euro IV emission standards. It also has an Allison automatic transmission instead of a manual gearbox for improved fuel efficiency and on-road performance. Moreover, these automatic transmisson were specially-made by Gendiesel Philippines, Inc.
“For every bottle of Coca-Cola that you purchase, there’s an implicit promise that it was delivered with the utmost quality, in accordance with strict safety guidelines, and adhered to high sustainability standards,” said Ruth Genota, CCBPI Logistics and Distribution Director.
All the turned over trucks delivers Isuzu’s 8-Point Advantage: 1) nationwide dealer network; 2) nationwide parts availability; 3) expert Japanese engineers; 4) expert service technicians; 5) mobile medic; 6) drivers and mechanics training; 7) safety driving training; 8) fuel eco-driving training. The installed palletized bottle carriers were made by IPC partner body builders, Almazora and Centro.
These new acquisitions are in keeping with Coca-Cola’s long-standing commitment to reduce carbon emissions and to achieve sustainable operations in fleet management—through the use of low-emission engines in its trucks and through the adoption of new technologies to further improve our logistics and distribution capabilities.