Riding high on the e-commerce surge in the country brought about by the pandemic, PH Global Jet Express Inc. (J&T Express Philippines), the leading e-commerce delivery company in Southeast Asia, recently bolstered its transport capabilities by expanding its fleet of delivery trucks from FOTON Motor Philippines, Inc. (FOTON) to address growing logistics demand. To date, most of J&T Express Philippines fleet of trucks and commercial vehicles are composed of FOTON units. This number is projected to increase even more as the company adds more branches and offers more products and services to its ever-growing client base.
“As part of our commitment to provide everyday solutions to common logistical problems across the Philippines, it is important for us to forge a partnership with a fleet provider that provides us quality units with the latest advancement in technology and customer service support. Indeed, FOTON has been consistent with their promise,” J&T Express Philippines Vice President Zoe Chi said during the turnover ceremony of the 500th unit from FOTON held at the FOTON assembly plant at Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.
Through this significant partnership and timely fleet expansion, J&T Express Philippines can continue serving hard-to-reach areas in the country through its network of more than 600 branches across the Philippines while supporting local online enterprises amid the pandemic.
This expansion comes at a time when more and more businesses are turning to the digital space to make their presence and promote their brands as traditional brick-and-mortar shops were hit hard by the pandemic.
As of 2020, e-commerce helped boost the growth of businesses in the country by 55%, according to a report by Google, Temasek, and Bain and Company. About 52% of the respondents of one Visa Philippines’ survey said they did online shopping for the first time in 2020, and that they will continue the practice.
FOTON President Rommel Sytin said that their preparation for this development started “more than two years ago when both of our companies partnered together to provide stronger logistics mobility service to adapt with the ever-growing demands of delivery and the booming success of e-commerce.”
Starting with the initial turnover of 60 units of FOTON Tornado 2E E4 F-Vans, J&T Express Philippines has deepened its close collaboration with FOTON and solidified the partnership. Going through the economy’s highs and lows, both companies have successfully staved off challenges to achieve greater heights. At present, J&T Express Philippines has acquired fleets of FOTON commercial vehicles ranging from Gratour Series (GS) to Light Duty Trucks (LDT), up to the Heavy Duty Trucks (HDT). Most of these units are Tornado M 4.2C under the LDT category.
Embodying versatility combined with proven dependability, the FOTON Tornado M 4.2C has empowered businesses from big corporations to small and medium businesses. Powered by an internationally recognized 3.8L ISF Cummins engine, it produces a maximum power output of 154hp at 2,600 rpm and 500Nm pf torque from 1,200 to 1900 rpm—offering solid strength for delivering products across cities.
As one of the most reliable courier service companies trusted by many, J&T Express Philippines operates seamlessly throughout the year for 365 days, including weekends and holidays, in almost every province of the Philippines. The company provides fast, easy, and hassle-free delivery service with an efficient claims settlement system for both online sellers and customers. It also utilizes advanced IT systems to improve its customer efficiency and service quality by allowing customers to easily track their packages in real-time via J&T’s service platforms: mobile application, website, hotline, and social media.
J&T Express has been in the Philippine logistics industry since March 2019. A global company that started its pioneer branch in Indonesia and has now expanded its network in other countries in Asia, including the Philippines. To know more about the company, you may visit their website at https://www.jtexpress.ph/.