Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) turned over some delivery trucks to SPX Philippines Inc. (Shopee Xpress) as the country’s leading and most popular e-commerce platform anticipates higher sales volume.

Shojiro Sakoda, IPC executive vice president, said NMR85H aluminum van trucks were delivered last Monday, July 5, by its Pasig distributor.  These new fleet additions will bolster the integrated logistics service of Shopee.

“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 Sakoda.

Photo shows ( from left) Front: Mr. Joseph Bautista, IPC Sales Division Head; Mr. Shojiro Sakoda; IPC Executive Vice President; Mr. Melvin Feraer, SPX Philippines Inc. Middle Mile Lead and Ms. Maecie Oboza, SPX Philippines Inc. Middle Mile Lead . At the back (from left): Mr. Mario Ojales, IPC DS-A Department Head; Mr. Angel Enrico Wambangco, Isuzu Pasig Branch Manager; Mr. Alejandro Paguio, IADI Chief Operating Officer and Mr. ToshikiOshige, IPC DS-B Section Head.

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 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,” added Joseph Bautista, IPC Sales Division Head.

Alex Paguio, Isuzu Automotive Dealership, Inc.’s (IADI) Chief Operating Officer, 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 N-m and has a 14-feet rear body. These engine and body configuration are suited to safely carry high volume cargoes ideal for Shopee Xpress who 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 after-sales maintenance and care for end-to-end support in productivity of operations. Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Isuzu is firmly anchored on customer satisfaction, and that is something we value at Shopee.

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.”

Source: Manila Bulletin (