It’s one of the most successful business partnerships built in such a sport span of two years.
FOTON Motor Philippines recently turned over its 500th unit to J&T Express, further strengthening its position among Southeast Asia’s leading fast delivery companies.
“It all started more than two years ago when both of our companies partnered together to provide stronger logistics mobility service to adapt with the ever-growing demands of delivery and the booming success of e-commerce,” said FOTON Motor Philippines, Inc. (FMPI) president, Rommel Sytin during the short ceremony held inside the company’s 11-hectare assembly plant in Clark, Pampanga last Friday.
Sytin recalled that the partnership began with the initial turnover of 60 units of FOTON Tornado 2E E4 F-Vans in 2019. “I would say J&T Express has developed a trust in our products and services as they continued to rely on our trucks.”
“As we mark the delivery of the 500th unit to J&T Express, FOTON Philippines and FOTON International China would like to celebrate this partnership with this gift: our latest Tornado 3.1C F Van truck complete with J&T Express signage as a gesture of our appreciation for our mutual commitment,” said Sytin as he led the turnover of the ceremonial key.
J&T Express’ FOTON fleet
To date, J&T Express has acquired a fleet of FOTON commercial vehicles ranging from Gratour Series (GS) to Light Duty Trucks (LDT), up to the Heavy Duty Trucks (HDT). Most of these units are Tornado M4.2C under the LDT category.
Latest among the truck models acquired include the FOTON EST-M 6×2 Wing Van that can haul 25 tons worth of cargo, thanks to the space it provides and a powerful 6.7-liter ISDe-270 Cummins engine that is capable of producing 270hp and 970 Nm of torque. It is also fitted with a pair of liftable side doors and a mechanical back door.
“In choosing the right mobility partner for the seamless execution of our logistics operations, we look for the following attributes: reliability, flexibility, safety, timeliness, customer service and after-sales support. Indeed, FOTON has been consistent with providing these requirements,” said J&T Express PH VP Zoe Chi.
She related that through this strong partnership with FOTON, J&T Express continues to serve hard-to-reach areas in the country through a network of 600 branches from all over the Philippines. “This move aims to bolster the transport capabilities of the company using state-of-the-art and high-caliber FOTON vehicles for years to come.”
Recognizing logistics sector
Sytin said he recognized the importance of a strong logistics sector in the country, especially in this time of health and economic difficulties. “The logistics sector is uniquely placed to contribute to the country’s economic recovery. The Philippines needs logistics now more than ever as it plays a vital role in the manufacturing and transport of essential products, from food to medical equipment.”
He added that the FOTON Tornado M4.2C 14 feet, a favorite of logistics companies, embodies versatility and proven dependability. The Tornado M4.2C has, for years, empowers businesses from big corporations to small- and medium-businesses thanks to its internationally recognized 3.8L ISF Cummins engine, producing a maximum power output of 154hp at 2,600 rpm and 500Nm of torque from 1,200 to 1900 rpm.
But more than providing dependable vehicles, Sytin said during the turnover ceremony that FMPI will always be ready to support J&T Express—like all their partners—with consistent after-sales service.
“With an extensive commitment to innovation, FOTON offers game-changing programs and promos to intensify its after-sales service that comes with a wide selection of benefits. We provide fast, high quality service, instant spare parts supplying, continual training of service personnel, and continue to work with an understanding that adapts to the needs of the customers and responds to the needs of the customers instantly,” said Sytin.
FOTON Philippines currently has dealerships strategically located at different points of the country, equipped and ready to provide necessary services to every customer. For inquiries, call any FOTON dealer or sales hotline at 0999-999-9998 or on various digital platforms via https://linktr.ee/FOTONPhilippines.
Charles E. Buban is an old timer in the Philippine automotive journalism scene. He first started covering the automotive beat in 2003, writing news and reviews of new models and car tech, among other car-related stuff. When not writing about cars, he could often be seen riding his mountain bike or doing long walks in the hope of catching a couple of legendary Pokemons.