Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has formalized its partnership with Velocity Motors Sales Corporation for the creation of IPC's 47th dealership in the country - Isuzu Subic. The contract signing was held virtually and streamed via Zoom with stakeholders and media in attendance.
“IPC officially welcomes Velocity Motors Sales Corporation to our growing network. As you may all know, we are on our “road to 50 dealerships” and today seals our 47th outlet nationwide. We have been wanting to further establish our presence in Zambales so thank you to Velocity Motors for partnering with us in capturing the market and being part of our expansion project. We are committed to continuously provide the best products and services in our new home in Subic," said IPC President Mr. Hajime Koso.
Velocity Motors Sales Corporation, represented by Mr. Jason Hao, President and Director, and Mr. Jeffrey Hao Lin, Director, is known for its expertise and achievements in the truck bodybuilding business on the northern coast of Central Luzon. “Isuzu is without a doubt the undisputed number one brand for trucks and equally successful in the SUV and pickup segments. At Velocity Motors, we choose to invest only in the best and IPC is such in its circle of competence,” said Hao. “Headed by Mr. Koso, we are confident that IPC will always choose the best balance of products and systems of operations for its clients, shareholders, and us dealers ensuring success for years to come,” he added.
Scheduled to open mid-2022, Isuzu Subic will be located at Block 3 Rizal Highway, Subic Gateway District, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales. Its 3,799-sqm dealership will follow the Isuzu Outlet Standard (IOS) and includes a display showroom, a customer mezzanine, and a parts warehouse. The main area already houses a 1,380-sqm service workshop that caters to both commercial and light commercial vehicles. There will also be a dedicated 1,518-sqm off-site space with a preparation bay and paint booth for body repairs to accommodate more vehicles, especially trucks, that require heavy-duty maintenance.
IPC was recently recognized by Isuzu Motors Limited in Japan for earning Triple Stars in the 2020 Aftersales Awards. Only four other distributors and dealers in the six regions around the globe were awarded the top rating, and IPC continues to strive to sustain this status. Isuzu Subic’s extended facility and increased capacity are part of the action plan to provide more access to the brand’s highest quality of aftersales servicing and parts fulfillment in the country.
“Subic is primed to become the most competitive international services and logistic center in Southeast Asia, continuously leading to be one of the country’s major economic engines receiving numerous investment projects. Despite some unrealized revenue targets as a result of the pandemic, the city remains thriving, especially the trading and shipment industries. Isuzu Subic is our response to the growing transportation requirements in Zambales, most especially for trucks, as IPC continues to contribute to our customer's success," Koso added.
For their part, Hao said “Velocity Motors will persevere and see to it that we will uphold Isuzu’s commitment to Filipinos here in Subic. Being in business for over 40 years, we have been witnesses to the cycles of industry and commerce in the region being in constant evolution, more so now in transition to the ‘new normal.' But we are in this for the long haul and believe that winners are tested and built through time.”
For more information about Isuzu in the Philippines, visit www.isuzuphil.com.