Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan, February 20, 2020 – Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) together with Fast Autoworld Philippines Corporation (FAPC) recently inaugurated its new Fuso dealership outlet, deliberately situated at Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan. FAPC Fuso – Mactan is now primed to deliver Fuso’s world class commercial vehicles and after-sales services. The facility boasts a lot area of roughly 2,000 square meters that includes a full-size showroom as well as five (5) work bays. This state-of-the-art dealership will be handled by Fuso Certified Sales and After-Sales professionals to give the Cebu Market “the best customer journey”.
Fuso Dealership Agreement Signing of SFP & FAPC
(From Left to Right: FAPC President, Ms. Julia Menchavez, FAPC Chairman, Mr. Victor S. Chiongbian, SFP President & CEO, Mr. Takatsugu Nitanai, and FAPC Asst. Vice President, Mr. Neil Andales)
Fuso Mactan is managed by one of the Philippines’ premiere automotive retailer groups, Fast Autoworld Philippines Corporation (FAPC). The Chiongbian family-led company has decades of automotive experience together with its expertise in the supply chain industry under its belt. “For more than 30 years, Fast Autoworld Philippines Corporation has been imperative to the Fuso brand.
With their deep knowledge of the Central Visayas trucks and bus market, this is the perfect way to start the new decade by opening FAPC Fuso – Mactan,” stated SFP President & CEO, Mr. Takatsugu Nitanai.
Present during the inauguration was FAPC Executives; Chairman, Mr. Victor S. Chiongbian, Director, Mr. William B. Chiongbian II, President, Ms. Julia V. Menchavez, Asst. Vice President for Fuso Mactan, Mr. Dax Albarece, From Daimler SEA Ptd Ltd., Vice President for Fuso Sales and CS SEA Markets, Mr. Antonio Randazzo. Also, in attendance was Mr. Masaaki Yamada, Deputy Manager for Automotive Department 3 of Sojitz Corporation, and from SFP, President & CEO, Mr. Takatsugu Nitanai, Chief Administrative Officer; Ms. Mariko Ishii, Vice President for Sales & Marketing Division, Mr. Marco Y. Medina.
Fast Autoworld Philippines Corporation Fuso – Mactan is located at Cadulang, Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu with business and service hours from 8:00am – 5:30pm, Mondays to Fridays; and 8:00am – 12:00pm on Saturdays.
FUSO at a Glance
FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5 – 49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.
MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. 89.29% of its shares are owned by Daimler AG and 10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks division of Daimler AG.
Daimler Trucks Asia at a Glance
Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) is an organizational unit that jointly operates Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) – an icon of the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with more than 80 years of history – and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a young challenger in the Indian market. DTA has a strategic business model that allows its group entities to collaborate in product development, production, exports, sourcing, and research activity to provide the best of value products.
As a general trading company, the Sojitz Group is engaged in a wide range of business globally, including buying, selling, importing, and exporting goods, manufacturing and selling products, providing services, and planning and coordinating projects, in Japan and overseas. The Group also invests in various sectors and conducts financing activities. The broad range of sectors in which Sojitz operates includes those related to automobiles, plants, energy, mineral resources, chemicals, foodstuff resources, agricultural and forestry resources, consumer goods, and industrial parks. Sojitz has run so many kinds of automotive business all over the world such as CKD production, wholesale, and retail. In the case of the business in the Philippines, Sojitz has been engaged to the automotive business since 1969.