Thread: Support the Local Auto Industry
August 20th, 2010, 12:51 AM #101
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what we need is a strong and rational implementation of local laws:
1. completely eliminate technical smuggling. subic, cebu(?), port irene, etc.
2. mandate that government purchase only locally assembled vehicles. (hey, i've been driving corollas, sentras, revos... it ain't fatal.) if our solons want to buy gas guzzlers, let them buy ... with their own money. and please let not the taxpayer pay for the gas they guzzle!
3. make the choices of government vehicles uniform. kung senador ka, camry lang. kung congressman ka, corona. kung mayor ka, corolla... kagawad.. bisikleta! heh heh.
3. strenghten our LTO-mandated vehicle inspection before registration. that way, we will strengthen our parts manufacturers, and also make our roads safer.
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September 19th, 2010, 10:05 AM #102
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September 21st, 2010, 09:00 AM #103
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The Chinese are serious in penetrating the Philippine market.
[SIZE=4]3 Chinese firms eye RP car assembly[/SIZE]
BY IRMA ISIP
Malaya Business Insights
September 21, 2010
Three Chinese companies have committed to pursue vehicle assembly operations in the Philippines.
These are Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC), Chongqing Astronautic Bashal Motorcycle Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Basahn) and Great Wall Motor (GWM) Co. Ltd.
The Board of Investments (BOI) said it has approved the application of the three through their local partners as participants in the Motor Vehicle Development Program (MVDP).
JAC, a comprehensive automaker with a full line of independent brands, entered into a technical licensing agreement with JAC Automobile Philippines Inc. for the supply of knocked-down (KD) kits, KD parts and components for the assembly and/or manufacture of 1-ton to 3-ton light trucks.
In its representation with the BOI, JAC Philippines said it will start full production in January next year.
JAC Philippines has been importing completely built-up (CBU) units of trucks, buses and cars from JAC Ltd. since 2009.
Based on its plans, JAC Philippines will manufacture trucks and buses and once sales reach 1,000 units per year, JAC Ltd. will expand to the assembly of passenger cars.
Bashan, producer of all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles, has partnered with Racal Motor Assembly Corp. under a technical licensing agreement for the supply of KD kits, parts and components for the assembly of motorcycles. Full production commenced last July.
GWM, which manufactures sedans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-up multipurpose vehicles, has a tie up with Statemotor Corp. which has been importing CBUs since 2009 to test the quality and performance of the vehicle models for market distribution.
The partnership has been expanded into a technical licensing agreement for the supply of KD kits, KD parts and components for the assembly of GWM’s SUVs, pick-up and MPV series.
Commercial assembly operations of Statemotor is scheduled next month.
JAC was founded in 1964 and listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2001.
JAC is a comprehensive automaker with full-line independent brand vehicles in China, including light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, MPVs, SRVs, sedans, bus chassis, buses, engineering machinery, engines, gearboxes and other key components. After 40 years of development, JAC has achieved an annual production capacity of more than 500,000 units, and ranks in the top 10 of Chinese auto industry.
In 2009, JAC sold 310,000 units of all kinds of vehicles and earned revenues of $3 billion.
Bashan was established in 1997 and has an annual production capacity of 500,000 units with exports to Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Cuba, Guyana, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, New Zealand, Singapore, India, Thailand, Iran, Oman and Pakistan, among other countries.
Bashan ranks among the top 30 exporters of Chongqing province for the past three years. The company’s facilities have a production capacity of 600,000 motorcycles and 1 million engines.
Bashan recently created a twin brand, Junesun, for special vehicles to serve more customers.
GWM is a large multinational company, the first private vehicle automaker listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
With more than 30 subsidiaries and 28,000 employees, it is capable of producing 500,000 whole vehicles per year that fall into three categories of Hover SUVs, Voleex sedans and Wingle pickups and MPVs. It is also able to produce core parts such as engines and front and rear axles on its own.
October 15th, 2010, 08:09 PM #104
For item no.1, President Noynoy and his man in the BOC Sec. Alvarez is now trying to eliminate rampant smuggling. At the same time, CAMPI members, PCCI and FPI are clamoring for a total ban in the importation of second hand vehicles.
Finally DTI thru the BOI is crafting a new MVDP now called CMVDP that will focus on auto manufacturing/assembly by giving additional incentives.
December 30th, 2010, 10:59 PM #105
Give tax incentives to locally assembled vehicles... because of this, expect low prices of cars (nice if BMW's and Benzes are locally assembled)
Give high taxes to imported vehicles....
December 30th, 2010, 11:58 PM #106
I think, more cars can be assembled here, (if local assembled, cheaper prices, good economy, more jobs!!)
Flashback to the 90's, LIST OF LOCALLY ASSEMBLED VEHICLES PLUS THEIR ASSEMBLY PLANTS(trucks not listed, please correct me if im wrong or any additions):
BMW - 3 Series, 5 series (Paranaque City)
Daewoo - Cielo, Espero, Racer, Prince??
Daihatsu - Feroza, Hijet, Charade (Paranaque City)
Ford - Lynx, Ranger (Santa Rosa Laguna)
Fiat - Uno (Las Pinas City)
Honda - City, Civic, Accord, CR-V (Santa Rosa Laguna)
Hyundai - Excel, Elantra, H100/Grace, Sonata?? (Las Pinas Laguna)
Isuzu - Hilander, Pickup/Fuego, Trooper?? (Laguna)
Kia - Pride, Pregio, Besta, Sportage (Paranaque City)
Mazda - 323, 626, Familia, Astina, Lantis, MPV, MX5 (Paranaque City) B Pickup, E Van (Las Pinas City)
Mercedes Benz - MB100, Musso, C class, E Class (Pasig City)
Mitsubishi - Lancer, Spacewagon, Galant, Adventure, L300, Pajero, Spacegear, L200 (Cainta Rizal)
Nissan - Sentra, Cefiro, Altima, Maxima, Bluebird, Vanette, Patrol, Urvan, Eagle/Frontier, Terrano (Laguna)
Proton - Wira (Alaminos Pangasinan)
Subaru - Legacy (Paranaque City)
Suzuki - Vitara, Samurai, Esteem (Pasig City)
Toyota - Corolla, Corona, Tamaraw FX, Revo, Liteace (Bicutan then Laguna)
Volkswagen - Polo Classic (Alaminos?)
Volvo - 850, 960 (Laguna)
These vehicles can be assembled locally (in my opinion and apart from the already locally assembled):
BMW - 3 Series, 1 Series, 5 Series, X3
Chana - all of its lineup
Chery - QQ, Tiggo, Cowin
Chevrolet - Aveo, Cruze, Spark, Captiva
Chrysler/Mercedes Benz - 300C, C Class, E Class
Ford - Fiesta, Ranger, Everest
Honda - CR-V, Accord, Jazz
Hyundai - i10, Getz, Accent, Sonata, Starex, Santa Fe, Tucson (can alleviate waiting list problem)
Isuzu - Alterra
Kia - Picanto, Rio, Soul, Sportage, Sorento, Carens
Mazda - CX-7, 6, 2
Mitsubishi - ASX, Fuzion, Galant, Montero Sport, Strada
Nissan - Teana, Navara
Subaru - Impreza (maski yung mga low end variants lang), Legacy, Forester
Suzuki - Alto, Celerio, APV, Swift
Toyota - Altis, Yaris, Camry, Avanza, Fortuner, Hiace, Hilux
Volvo - C30, S40, XC60
Agree with the list???
December 31st, 2010, 09:34 AM #107
No i don't agree. The reasons have been mentioned time and again in other discussion threads.
Among other reasons:
-small local market for vehicles to sustain local assembly/manufacturing operations.
-Overhead costs is expensive like electricity, labor.
-national and local government red-tape
-lack of support infrastructure
August 5th, 2011, 10:47 PM #108[SIZE=4]Isuzu Phils. offers i-Van option for businesses
Isuzu Phils. offers i-Van option for businesses | BusinessWorld Online Edition
BIDDING TO serve businesses looking for a versatile service-oriented vehicle, Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) last week launched the i-Van variant of its best-selling NHR light duty truck.
THE Isuzu i-Van.
Made in partnership with Centro Manufacturing Corp., which manufactures the vehicle’s body, the i-Van offers the businessman the capability to seat 12 to 18 full-sized adults or carry cargo of up to 1.5 tons.
Isuzu’s 2.8-liter 4JB1-TC with intercooler diesel engine, capable of delivering 91 PS of power and 20 kg-m of torque and mated to a five-speed manual transmission, powers the i-Van. The NHR, Isuzu claims, has managed to deliver fuel consumption of 12.965 kilometers per liter under normal driving conditions.
Passengers can expect individual fabric-covered seats with assist grips and pockets, a factory-installed air-conditioning system that extends up to the rear, a four-speaker AM/FM stereo system with an in-dash CD player and even fully covered floors.
The i-VAN maintains the same NHR gross vehicle weight of 3.8 tons. Its overall length of 5,025 mm and overall height of 2,092 mm keeps it class 1 on major tollways.
The body options include passenger van, cargo van, school bus and even an ambulance.
“The local landscape is indeed changing and as transport needs become more demanding, we want to be the companion that working motorists can rely on,” IPC President Ryoji Yamazaki said during the launch.
“The Isuzu NHR with i-VAN body option is our answer to the growing requirements of Filipinos when it comes to people and cargo transport,” he added.
January 12th, 2012, 01:55 PM #109
Toyota to hike local content of its cars
By Ma. Elisa P. Osorio
(The Philippine Star)
Updated January 11, 2012
MANILA, Philippines - Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMPC) plans to increase the domestic content of locally-assembled automotive vehicles.
TMPC president Michinobu Sugata said they are planning to increase the local content of their vehicles.
“We will increase to at least 40 percent, otherwise we cannot be competitive,” Sugata said.
The current domestic content of locally-assembled vehicles, he said, is 20 to 25 percent.
Sugata said they will invite more Japan-based suppliers to locate in the Philippines. This will hopefully revitalize the local auto parts industry.
The Philippine government is trying to encourage auto parts makers to increase their production.
Sugata said this is a good time for the Philippines to encourage Japanese auto parts makers to locate in the Philippines with the current exchange rate making the Philippines a viable investment destination.
Sugata said the appreciation of the yen against the peso, coupled with the calamity in Japan boosts the chance of the Philippines to attract more auto parts makers.
“To grow the manufacturing business, the most important is the parts. We need parts suppliers more and the Philippines has a very good chance of attracting them,” Sugata said.
Meanwhile, Ford Philippines yesterday announced that December 2011 was the best month for the firm after sales went up 24 percent to 973 units.
The December 2011 figures helped drive Ford’s full-year sales in the Philippines up 48 percent to an all-time high of 9,778 units, making Ford the fastest growing auto brand in the country for 2011.
Sales were boosted by the All-New Ford Fiesta, which delivered December 2011 sales of 291 units and finished its first full-year of availability in 2011 with overall retail sales that reached 3,401 units.
“The All New Ford Fiesta has reshaped what class-leading means in the small car segment, and customers clearly appreciate the incredible value this car represents and delivers,” said Randy Krieger, president, Ford Group Philippines.
March 9th, 2012, 02:38 PM #110Auto sector seeks support
Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) said the Philippines is well on its way to achieving its goal of 300,000 units in volume by 2015.
The Philippines also has the potential of major source of vehicle and component manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific region.
But Takahiro Iwase, chief regional officer for Asia-Pacific region of Toyota Motor Asia Pacific, said these can only be achieved with, among other things, government support.
TMP celebrated yesterday the production of its 500,000th vehicle at a ceremonial line-off at its plant in Santa Rosa plant.
The Toyota Group had cumulative investments of over P9 billion and exports of more than $6 billion since 1989.
Alfred Ty, vice chairman of the board of TMP, said in his speech the Toyota Group’s business operations, including its suppliers and dealers, employ over 40,000 Filipinos.
Ty said in 2011, the group exported $805 million of products, a significant proportion of the total automotive parts and components exports of the Philippines last year. Iwase said over the last decade, the Philippines and other Asia-Pacific counties have been experiencing strong economic growth, boosting demand for vehicles.
He said the integration of Asean is likely to increase growth opportunities for the local auto industry.
"Supportive government policies, skilled manpower and supporting infrastructure can help in establishing the Philippines as a major source of vehicle and component manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific region," Iwase said.
According to Iwase, these drivers imply that the long-term target of achieving 300,000 units industry volume by 2015 "does not look impossible."
But Iwase said while demand looks healthy, competition among various countries in the region is high such that "government support will be vital in ensuring success of the Philippine auto industry."
Iwase expressed optimism about the finalization of the Philippine Auto Industry Roadmap. He further appealed saying, "We seek continued strong support from the Philippine Government to provide the right policy environment to help strengthen local manufacturing and improve the Philippine auto industry’s competitiveness in the Asia Pacific region". (Irma Isip)