October 30, 2018 By Paolo de Borja

Mazda PH begins construction of new “green” facility

Facility in Laguna to cost Php 250 million, will be completed in November 2019

Bermaz Auto Philippines, Inc. (BAP), the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles in the Philippines, announced that the construction a multimillion-peso warehouse and training facility has begun.

Situated in Cabuyao, Laguna, the 2.5-hectare estate will have a vehicle storage compound that will be able to store up to 1,000 cars, 800 of which will be under a covered section that is approximately 1.2 hectares in size. Within the property, a new Pre-Delivery Inspection and repair facility for on-site vehicles will also be constructed.

Moreover, a new 2,000-square meter administration building and Technical Training Center will be built in the same property, which will serve as the new BAP head office. A hostel for trainees coming from provincial Mazda dealerships will be placed on the second floor of the building.

“The construction of our very own Mazda Warehouse and Training Facility is a milestone for the brand and BAP,” said Steven Tan, president and CEO of Bermaz Auto Philippines.

“As we break ground on the new corporate building and warehouse, BAP demonstrates its resolve to strengthen Mazda’s long-term business here in the Philippines. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible products and services. With this facility, we aim to deliver on this promise through the proper preservation of our products and the constant updating of the knowledge of our sales and aftersales personnel.”

Mazda said that the facility will be independent from the existing power grid. Claimed to be a 100% “green,” it will utilize solar power technology to supply electricity to the warehouse and office operations. Recycled water will also be used with the installation of rainwater collection equipment, which will be used in cleaning the vehicles and office maintenance.

BAP’s efforts in switching to clean sources of energy and utilization of harvested resources are part of Mazda’s Mazda’s global Sustainable Zoom Zoom 2030 plan to have people, earth and society coexist as the company promotes driving pleasure.

The Php 250-million construction project is eyed for completion by November 2019.

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