Isuzu moves Shopee purchases with NMR-series trucks

Published August 6, 2021, 9:23 AM

by Inigo Roces

Customers of Shopee Xpress can rest assured that their products will arrive on time thanks to the new Isuzu NMR-series trucks in the fleet. Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) turned over NMR85H aluminum van trucks to SPX Philippines Inc. (Shopee Xpress). These new fleet additions will bolster the integrated logistics service of Shopee, the country’s leading and most popular e-commerce platform.

“On behalf of Isuzu Philippines Corporation, thank you to Shopee Xpress Philippines for trusting us to become their new, responsible partner. With the NMR’s tried and tested DNA, we are confident that they will be able to achieve their goal of safe and seamless deliveries in the fastest time possible,” said Shojiro Sakoda, IPC’s Executive Vice President.

Shopee Xpress serves as the standard delivery option for the said online marketplace that aims to efficiently ship items to not just ensure timely distribution but also faster payout among sellers.

From left: Mario Ojales, IPC DS-A Department Head; Joseph Bautista, IPC Sales Division Head; Angel Enrico Wambangco, Isuzu Pasig Branch Manager; Shojiro Sakoda; IPC Executive Vice President; Alejandro Paguio, IADI Chief Operating Officer; Melvin Feraer, SPX Philippines Inc. Middle Mile Lead; Toshiki Oshige, IPC DS-B Section Head; and Maecie Oboza, SPX Philippines Inc. Middle Mile Lead.

“From here on, Isuzu is looking forward to contributing to a more enjoyable e-commerce experience to Shopee sellers and customers through the NMR’s proven reliability and versatility on the road,” said Joseph Bautista, Sales Division Head, who joined Sakoda during the official ceremony alongside Alex Paguio, Isuzu Automotive Dealership, Inc.’s (IADI) Chief Operating Officer, who was chiefly responsible in sealing the partnership.

The NMR85H is powered by a 4JJ1-TCC Euro IV diesel engine having a maximum power of 124-PS and torque of 354-Nm and has a 14-feet rear body. These engine and body configuration are suited to safely carry high volume cargoes ideal for Shopee Xpress which places importance in providing utmost care and handling especially when transporting from one hub to the other. On top of these is Isuzu’s wide dealer network that offer readily available parts as well as expert aftersales maintenance and care for end-to-end support in productivity of operations.

“Isuzu is firmly anchored on customer satisfaction, and that is something we value at Shopee,” said Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines. “Shopee Xpress is proud to partner with Isuzu in ensuring the overall online shopping experience is reliable, exceptional, and satisfactory for all our stakeholders. With a brand-new middle mile fleet of durable and dependable NMR Trucks from Isuzu, we are able to operate efficiently and effectively as we deliver goods from sellers to buyers.”

To learn more about Isuzu’s range of trucks and how each can be tailored fit to meet business needs, visit your nearest Isuzu dealership or inquire at the official website.