By Jonas Reyes
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — One of the biggest suppliers of used heavy machineries in the world has partnered with a company inside the Freeport zone to provide the equipment for President Duterte’s Build Build Build project.
The machinery supplier, AA Japan, has partnered with Filanka Subic Corporation in providing heavy duty trucks and machinery for government projects.
During their opening on Friday at Filanka’s office, the two companies were welcomed by Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Director Julius Escalona.
“We believe in Filanka’s proven track record in this industry.” AA Japan President and CEO Hameed Ramzan said.
“That is why we decided to pursue our plans in partnering with them, as this will allow us to adapt our services and products to a broad customer base and develop multiple service offerings.”
Ramzan said the partnership will boost the economic growth in Subic. “We aim to boost our network here, which may, in turn, strengthen the industry in this part of the country, as well as provide livelihood opportunities to nearby communities,” he said.
With a $15-million investment, the partnership includes an expansion and full service in the country. This would also mean hiring 200 employees that are skilled in conversions, painting, engine maintenance, bodyworks, etc.
The two companies plan to lease additional space for their yards.
“Every year, we deal with more than 10,000 customers throughout the world and our reputation of quality has never faltered. We strive, and we will always strive, to offer our customers quality vehicles at a low price, and to provide them with the best customer service,” Ramzan said.
Since 1996, AA Japan has become a source of quality vehicles, equipment, and machineries among contractors and procurers around the world. Over the years, the company has developed a global network of branches and exclusive partners, allowing for car sales throughout the world.