Autodelta Coach Builders Inc., exclusive Volvo Buses importer, opens first Volvo Buses dealership in the Philippines8/13/18
Volvo Buses, represented by Autodelta Coach Builders, now has its very own dealership including showroom, workshop and parts facility in the Philippines. The new dealership, which is strategically placed close by to common terminals for city and provincial buses, will be the first of its kind in the Philippines and will welcome customers from across the country.
The new dealership represents an investment of over 100 million pesos for Autodelta Coach Builders Inc., which already have two other facilities in the Philippines, focused on bodybuilding. The facility stands on a 10,000 sqm property adjacent to the Alabang Business District. Unique to the Filipino bus industry, the dealership aims to be a one-stop shop with a showroom, parts warehouse and a service facility.
The modern facility can service up to nineteen units at a time and can accommodate fifty parked buses. Out of the nineteen service bays; seven are allocated to quick service repairs and periodic maintenance, ten are allocated to major repairs and two for body repairs. In addition, the service area is equipped with a side slip tester, a roller brake tester and air and electric reels. The service area will also feature a driver’s facility, training room and an engine and transmission rebuilding room.
The new dealership will also feature a sales area where customers can build their vehicles “from the ground up”. The customer sales area will aim to make it easier for decision makers to configure their bus. Customers will be able to view different interior trim levels, seat configurations and a variety of amenities and accessories that can be set up in the vehicle.
"We are proud to reveal this unique dealership to the market. We have spent a lot of time designing the right concept, choosing a convenient location and keeping the customer in mind. We understand that Filipino bus operators are after a “one-stop shop” – somewhere they can have their buses serviced, shop for premium parts and speak to our sales people about the Volvo product. We are glad to be partnering with Volvo Buses to provide high quality vehicles and look forward to providing quality service and a unique customer experience”, says President of Autodelta Coach Builders, Robbie Torres.
The Philippines is a major growth market in the Asia Pacific region, with an average of 2000 buses and coaches sold annually. Volvo Buses Philippines have been active in the region for nearly two years, with majority of the focus on providing chassis’ for the premium Point to Point Bus Service, where 80% of the operators use Volvo Buses.
"The Philippines is a very exciting market with many opportunities to develop the transport system. We believe that Volvo Buses are a perfect fit for the region as our product offers quality and reliability suitable for tough road conditions and demands. We are committed to working with Autodelta to increase the brand image of Volvo Buses in the Philippines and working with transport authorities to improve the transport system. We can rely on the expertise and professionalism of our partner, Autodelta, who continue to develop their offering to ensure the best customer satisfaction”, says David Mead, Vice President Asia Pacific Region, Volvo Bus Corporation.
Volvo Bus Corporation have worked very closely with the importer in order to ensure that the new dealership meets the highest standard of Volvo Buses in terms of service and offering.
The official inauguration of the dealership took place on August 13th 2018 in the presence of Autodelta Coach Builders President, Robbie Torres, Volvo Buses President, Håkan Agnevall, International Senior Vice President, Akash Passey and Asia Pacific Vice President, David Mead. More than two hundred guests including; transport officials, customers, prospects and partners attended the official launch event.
The new dealership opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 08.00 to 17.00 and can be contacted on +63 (02) 541 4865.
14h August 2018
For further information, please contact:
Jeremy Knight, Managing Director
Volvo Buses, Region Hong Kong
Phone: +852 69045566