Scania trucks, busses and tractors will be sold in Manila from the beginning of next year.
The import of Complete Knock Down kits (CKD’s), needed for final assembly, will commence this month, with the launch of the flagship showroom set for February 5 next year. The showroom will be located at 1132 EDSA Balintawak, Quezon City. “Initially, we will be bringing in tractor heads and dump trucks first,” Scania’s local sales partners, BJ Mercantile, vice president Leilani Lim-Tan told to The Philippine Star. “Then generator sets in February, then buses.”
The 5,000sqm facility will first feature four truck bays, then eventually grow as the business matures. Scania’s BJ Mercantile has already sunk in P150 million for the undertaking, not counting an even bigger one-to-two-hectare facility in San Simon Pampanga, depending on how the market grows by the end of next year.
The BJ Mercantile executive expressed confidence in sales prospects for Scania, foreseeing that the trucks will resonate in people who are very conscious about fuel efficiency, such as petroleum haulers. Lim continued that Scania’s solutions are very customizable—further emphasizing the brand’s premium quality.
Full story: Philippine Star