Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) recently inaugurated its Batangas Vehicle Center (BVC). It’s a 32-hectar facility that should streamline vehicle handling prior to inter-island transport, plus, the center also ensures that it will meet and achieve the promised delivery time and quality of Toyota vehicles for dealers and customers. Its Santa Rosa facility, on the other hand, will be dedicated to the completely-knocked down (CKD) units of the Innova and Vios.
TMP’s BVC is a P4.7-billion investment of which is a testament to the Japanese brand’s road to recovery during the amidst COVID-19 pandemic. As mentioned by TMP Chairman Alfred V. Ty, the brand has made strong contributions to the economy despite the occurrence of lockdown and other quarantine measures. In fact, TMP has sustained the local production of Vios and Innova, therefore, allowing them to safeguard the employment of around 40,000 Filipinos in its total value chain.
Aside from meeting the quality standards and promised delivery time of Toyota vehicles, the BVC shall also streamline vehicle handling prior to inter-island transport. It also has sustainable features that prioritize human safety in each process and implement responsible practices for zero or net positive impact to the environment. Plus, TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto stated that the new BVC “gives a stock capacity of 4,500 units on top off our existing stockyard in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, bringing to an annual capacity of over 160,000 units.”
The new facility also features 18 covered truck lanes, 12 of which are for vehicle loading. It also has a weatherproof structure that is designed to withstand the changing weather conditions in the country.
Given the presence of the brand’s new BVC, its Santa Rosa facility will be dedicated to the completely-knocked down (CKD) units of the Innova and Vios. Both are proudly made locally and cater to the increasing customer demand in the country.