Wednesday, 22 February 2012 11:15
FOTON vehicles are popularly known for quality at very competitive prices. Contrary to the reservations on China brands, FOTON has proven to be very reliable, with strong after-sales service and parts availability nationwide. More businesses are switching to FOTON, including some of the most reputable companies in the Philippines.
Beiqi FOTON Motor Co. Ltd., widely known as FOTON, is a commercial vehicle brand founded in 1996 with its headquarters located in Beijing, China. This Chinese government-owned listed company has been in the industry for a mere decade and a half but has already achieved titles such as the biggest commercial vehicle manufacturer in China since 2003 and world’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in terms of sales in 2009.
FOTON Motor Co. Ltd. is the world’s 2nd and Asia’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in terms of production capacity and sales volume. To date, FOTON’s product line which ranges from light duty trucks, pick-ups, passenger vehicles, heavy trucks, and buses, are manufactured at an impressive rate of 730,000 vehicles per year.
With strong presence in over 30 countries and 156 distributing channels in Europe, Central and South Africa, the Americas, West Asia, and North Africa, and the Asia- Pacific, FOTON continues to move forward to a bigger, broader future in the global commercial vehicle market.The company now expands its global presence through its 12 manufacturing bases and seven KD factories located in China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Mexico. FOTON also invests heavily in developing new products and innovation systems with the help of its R&D centers located in Germany, Japan, USA, Thailand, and Taiwan.
In our country, FOTON MOTOR PHILIPPINES started in 2006. From a very limited product line in 2006, it now has passenger vehicles, light and heavy duty trucks. Passenger vehicles include pick-ups and vans: Blizzard, LCV, MPX, and View (comes in van, cargo and ambulance type); the light and heavy duty trucks: Tornado 2, Tornado 2 MPV, Tornado 2 Double Cab, Tornado 2.5, Tornado 3.5, Hurricane Cargo and Dump Truck, ETX Tractor Head and Dump Truck, Fire Truck, Mini Coach, and Mobile Clinic, not to mention, most of these trucks come in several body customizations too; and the most recently launched venture, the heavy equipment and construction machinery: Wheel Loaders, Excavators, Forklifts, Backhoe Loader and Road Rollers. The Blizzard and MPX specifically have received awards from the Car Awards Group, Inc. for being the best pick-up and van respectively from 2010-2011.
Additionally, FOTON currently has over 14 dealerships nationwide each having their own service centers. Not to mention, it is presently the only Chinese vehicle brand accredited by all major banks, making financing more convenient for its customers as they may avail of flexible payment schemes.
As young as six years in the industry, Foton Motor Philippines has definitely gone far and continues to reach greater heights with FOTON as it takes on every challenge, maintains its presence in the highly competitive atmosphere, delivers excellence, and expands further to cater to the growing demand and number of clients in the private (e.g., OFWs, large corporations, SMEs) and public sectors. It may not be all praises for Chinese products for now, but FOTON is undoubtedly out to change the game.
FOTON Zamboanga, the newest dealer in the FOTON Family, will open its showroom in Canelar cor Barter St., Zamboanga City in March 2012. It is operated by the reputable ORO Business Group, which composes of house names such as: ORO Wonder Drug, ORO Megaworld Pawnshop & Jewelry, ORO Telecom and ORO Convenience Store. The ORO Business group is known for quality items at affordable prices, just like FOTON.
FOTON Zamboanga is already selling! For inquiries, call 09175287294.You may view the FOTON Blizzard and View at Mindpro parking area in the BDO Caravan promo event from February 22 to 24, 2012.
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