Leading truckmaker Scania comes to Davao, Mindanao

SCANIA, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses, is coming to Mindanao.

In fact, the Sweden-based company which first came to the Philippines in 2015 has already distributed some 40 truck units in some mining areas in Mindanao, according to Vic G. Marinduque, sales manager for Visayas and Luzon of BJ Mercantile Inc., partner of Scania in the Philippines.

Scania has joined PhilConstruct Mindanao 2017, the biggest building and construction expo in Mindanao, which opens at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City today, Sept. 8. The annual expo will culminate on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Peachy G. Tamayo, also of BJ Mercantile Inc., told Davao reporters and bloggers yesterday that Scania will take advantage of the expected boom in construction and return of mining in establishing a foothold in Mindanao. However, there is no definite date for Scania to open a showroom in Mindanao.

She said the G-Series trucks of Scania are perfect for petroleum hauling and for those in the business of construction and mining.

BJ Mercantile, Scania’s official distributor in the Philippines, has opened its first showroom in Balintawak, Quezon City.

Scania, which employs 45,000 people in about 100 countries, offers “modern solutions and services for sustainable transport as well as engines for industrial and marine applications and power generation.”