Pilipinas Shell is Toyota fuel provider of choice for Batangas Vehicle Center

Published December 31, 2021, 11:31 AM

by Inigo Roces

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) has selected Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) as its fuel provider, for the first fill of their new imported vehicles being processed and delivered from its recently launched Batangas Vehicle Center (BVC).

In a virtual signing ceremony, PSPC President and CEO Cesar Romero expressed his appreciation for the service partnership. He also enthused on TMP’s efforts in supporting the government’s efforts toward economic recovery. 

“We are proud because Toyota is certainly a brand that we want to be associated with,” Romero said. “TMP is a company that shares similar values on being a strong partner for nation-building. The construction of the Batangas Vehicle Center amidst challenging times is a strong testament of TMP’s commitment to contribute to the acceleration of the country’s economic growth.”

The BVC in Batangas City, with an annual capacity of 160,000 units, can streamline the receiving and processing of imported vehicles. It will ensure their quality and timely delivery to over 70 Toyota dealers across the country.

PSPC has facilitated the construction of a pump and tank service in TMP’s new facility which will supply its fuel requirement for the next three years.

According to Randy Del Valle, PSPC Vice President and General Manager for Mobility, both PSPC and Toyota share the same vision for sustainable mobility: “Global companies like Shell and Toyota play a huge role in driving sustainability in the way they operate. TMP included sustainability features in the Batangas Vehicle Center, and Shell shares this commitment to reduce carbon footprint by integrating sustainability features in our retail network.”

Del Valle also emphasized Shell’s vision of mobility: “We’re also shifting our gas stations to mobility stations. We don’t call ourselves a gas station anymore, and we’ll be serving the mobility needs of the Philippines.”

From left: Cesar Romero, Pilipinas Shell President and CEO; (second row) Randy Del Valle, Pilipinas Shell Vice President and General Manager for Mobility; Dr. David Go, TMP Vice Chairman; Christopher Alli, Pilipinas Shell Country Business Manager for Fleet Solutions; (third row) Richard Valdez, TMP First Vice President for Purchasing; Jose Maria Atienza, TMP Senior Vice President; Atty. Rommel Gutierrez, TMP First Vice President for Corporate Affairs; and (last row) Aimee Lopez, TMP First Vice President for Vehicle Logistics at the TMP and Shell Virtual Partnership Contract Signing.

“As we are faced with the growing mobility demand, we have partnered with Shell to become the provider of quality fuel and products for all vehicles being processed at the BVC. As a major energy company in the Philippines, we trust Shell’s reliable service to support Toyota Motor Philippines,” TMP Vice Chairman Dr. David Go said. He also shared that Toyota’s business paradigm is shifting globally, saying that “Toyota is transforming globally from an automotive manufacturing company to a mobility company. We aim of bringing the joy and the freedom of movement to all.”

For his part, PSPC Country Business Manager for Fleet Solutions Christopher Alli said, “We celebrate this partnership between two resilient and responsible brands committed towards customer service, quality products, and care for the environment.”

 
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