Vehicle firm eyes entry in Mindanao mining sector, container terminals

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TRUCKS AND bus firm Scania, through its exclusive Philippine distributor BJ Mercantile, Inc., is eyeing to enter Mindanao, starting with mining companies. “We’re talking right now on how we can position ourselves in Mindanao… Nakita namin ang malaking (We have seen big) progress in Mindanao and our products and services are tailored-fit to support the ongoing boom,” said Vic G. Marinduque, head of sales for Visayas and Mindanao. The company is also looking at setting up a workshop service facility in the southern island, according to Peachy G. Tamayo, BJ Mercantile marketing manager. “Generally we want to penetrate the key cities, and we have started out in Cebu, then Mindanao,” Ms. Tamayo said. Apart from the provision of transport units, Scania also aims to bring in its digital system to improve work and logistics flow in mining and container terminals. — Maya M. Padillo