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News / 10-23-18

Centro Manufacturing Corp. set to spread wings at PIMS 2018

Truck body builder Centro to launch something big at PIMS 2018

By C! Magazine Staff


Centro Manufacturing Corporation (CMC) is ready for a big reveal at the upcoming International Motor Show (PIMS) 2018 at the World Trade Center happening from October 24 to 28.

Projected to grow by some 9-percent to 16-percent by 2020, CMC is gearing up for it this early by securing a huge booth to accommodate their launch that they say will ‘excite the domestic logistics and mass transport industries’.

“What we are at liberty to reveal at the moment is that three of them are the results of our fruitful partnership with Nippon Fruehauf of Japan while the fourth one is our version of a mass transport vehicle that will participate in a nationwide government program. Needless to say, all four are pace-setting Japanese products that our company will locally manufacture and assemble,” said Rommel Juan, Centro VP for Sales & Marketing.

Aside from the launch, CMC is also very busy readying its various contemporary public utility vehicle (PUV) units for the the government’s PUV Modernization Program.

“It is a captive market with some 200,000 PUJs going to be upgraded during the next six years. And Centro is ready for it. Centro is ready to support this growth with vehicle solutions. And if the Duterte Administration finishes the various bridges that will interconnect Luzon to Visayas to Mindanao, that will further spur the overland transport of goods using either cargo vans, wing vans or refrigerated vans,” adds Juan.

In April 2017, Nippon Fruehauf Japan and Centro entered into a partnership to locally assemble and sell the 32-footer wing van, which happens to be the number one wing van in Japan.

New concepts such as the Isuzu I-Van, Mitsubishi L300 VX and the NF wing vans have made the CMC one of the leaders in truck body building.

“The automotive industry is again abuzz in excitement as to what Centro’s new products will be. And there is only one way to find out: visit the Centro booth at the PIMS 2018,” ended Juan.