FUSO Philippines delivers Canter Commute modern PUVs to Common Transport Service Cooperative

August 30, 2023

Carmona, Cavite – Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) turned over five (5) Canter Commute (Class 2) units to Common Transport Service Cooperative (CTSC) on August 30, 2023 in Carmona, Cavite.

These newly purchased Canter modern PUVs are expected to deploy along Marcos Ave. Commonwealth Ave. Quezon City and Montalban Rizal via LITEX. The purchase partnership between SFP and CTSC was facilitated by Alpine Motors Corporation – FUSO Carmona.

“We’re celebrating our partnership with SFP, Almazora, Coolaire and our Day 1 with Common Transport Service Cooperative. We’re very happy to have CTSC as our partners. Thank you for the trust in Alpine and FUSO – we will give our hundred percent support for sales and aftersales. Congratulations to everybody. To CTSC, congratulations!” said Mr. Francis Martin Gonzales, President of Alpine Motors Corporation.

Equipped with a Euro V-compliant 3.0L diesel engine, Canter Commute delivers both better fuel economy and cleaner emissions for more sustainable transportation than traditional one. These modern PUVs have been assembled using the Canter platform and were collaboratively designed by SFP and Almazora Motors Corporation.

The Class 2 public utility vehicles can fit 20 people in side-facing seats while still accommodating 10 more standing passengers. Comfort-wise, the air-conditioning unit installed is patterned with FUSO’s popular light bus model, Rosa. Air-condition vents are mounted overhead to give the interior an equal distribution of airflow.

Canter Commute (Class 2) is also compliant based on the requirements set by the Philippine National Standards (PNS 2126:2017), not only safeguarding passengers’ security but also streamlining their travel experience with added convenience in fare collection.

SFP’s modern PUV warranty coverage for cab and chassis is 3 years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first, and a separate warranty for body and accessories which these options are not available for old commuter mode of transportation.

“…[kami’y] buong pusong nagpapasalamat sa inyo, sa FUSO Philippines, sa Alpine Motors, sapagkat muli po binuksan ninyo ang pintuan at binigyan niyo kami ng pagkakataong makapag-hanapbuhay pa, magkaroon ng ikabubuhay namin, at maging pag-asa kami ng mga taong umaasa sa amin. Maraming maraming salamat po!” said Mr. Antonio Namatay, CTSC Chairman.

(From Left to Right: SFP President & CEO, Mr. Yosuke Nishi, CTSC Chairman, Mr. Antonio Namatay, AMC President, Mr. Francis Martin Gonzales)

Mr. Yosuke Nishi, SFP President and CEO mentioned in his speech, “To Common Transport Service Cooperative, your commitment and efforts have brought us to this point, where we can proudly turn over our quality FUSO modern PUVs to your business. Your dedication to providing reliable and efficient transportation services to your community truly aligns with our commitment to providing high-quality products and services as well.”

Moreover, SFP conducted a pre-delivery orientation and training to the operator and drivers of CTSC to ensure proper vehicle operation, share driving tips, and provide basic maintenance lecture which demonstrates SFP’s committed services and continued support to the operations of its valued customers.

“Today, we hand over not just our vehicles, but the keys to a more efficient, comfortable, and sustainable transportation mobility.” Mr. Nishi added.

SFP is committed to delivering durable, reliable, and high-quality products throughout the Philippines, empowering local transport cooperatives with the modern PUV requirements they need to enhance their services and provide efficient and dependable transportation solutions for the Filipino people.

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