North-Min Auto Dealership Inc. (NMADI), the official Isuzu dealer for the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Dipolog and Pagadian in Mindanao, recently teamed up with Isuzu Philippines Corporation to fete its fleet customers in the NMADI Fleet Elites Awards Night held March 29, 2023 at the NMADI head office in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City.
“We are proud that the North of Mindanao (including CARAGA and the Zamboanga Peninsula) has some of the best companies in the country,” said NMADI General Manager Nyle B. Balasabas in his welcome remarks.
“We have one of the largest distribution companies—LCG; the best construction companies (Quadruple A-caliber) in Montesclaros and Equi-Parco; the LPG market leader in Pryce Gases; two of the best run power utility companies in CEPALCO and Iligan Light and Power, to name a few. We are proud to be a homegrown brand partnering with these local company-heroes,” he noted.
Awarded and recognized as 2022 NMADI Fleet Elites were M. Montesclaros Enterprises Inc.; Pryce Gases Inc.; Iligan Light & Power Inc., the LCG Group of Companies and CEPALCO.
On March 28, Equi-Parco Construction was also awarded as one of the Fleet Elites in Butuan City. Other awardees namely FML Agriventures, HFT Corporation and D5 Hardware in Zamboanga Peninsula will be honored in a separate occasion.
“One of my favorite success stories is that of Pryce Gases. Pryce Gases as you know today is one of the biggest Liquified Petroleum Gas manufacturer and distributor in the country. But this was not the case some 20 years back,” Mr. Balasabas said.
“Fast forward today, Pryce Gases is arguably the industry leader in LPG and its operations already covers the entire Philippines: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It’s only a matter of time that they will become the No. 1. Their story is nothing short of amazing!” he added.
Mr. Balasabas lauded the foresight and vision of Pryce Gases Chairman Salvador Escaño, recognizing that to be the best in the industry, the proper infrastructure and logistics to support their sales initiatives and drives were of paramount importance, enabling Pryce Gases to rise from a small player to one of the titans in the industry today.
“For one to succeed you have to have the right tools: proper infrastructure and logistics systems, and we at NMADI are proud to partner with Pryce Gases in this endeavor,” he stressed.
Besides recognizing the elite fleet customers, NMADI also conducted the ceremonial turnover of new fleet units to Pryce Gases Inc, Unilink Transport Service, Dahilayan Forest Park, OKCM Seafoods Trading, and Equi-Parco Construction Co.
For his part, Guest of Honor and Speaker Isuzu Philippines Corporation President Tetsuya Fujita, thanked all NMADI customers present for trusting and making Isuzu their long time partner for their businesses.
“We are more than happy to contribute to your business success. I assure you we will also continue offering the best business solutions to your companies, by constantly innovating products, that would fit your future requirements,” Mr. Fujita said.
“And to continue our partnership, we will continue to provide your company an all-inclusive after sales support, service, parts and trainings because we want you to make the most out of your Isuzu vehicles for a long time. Your continued trust and confidence in choosing the Isuzu brand is the reason why Isuzu continues to be the Number 1 truck brand in the country for 23 consecutive years,” he added.
The Isuzu Phils. Corp. delegation headed by President Fujita which joined the NMADI Awards Night included Asst Division Head for Sales Yoshiki Sato, Asst Division Head for Marketing Robert Carlos, Department Head for Commercial Vehicle Sales Mario Ojales, Corporate Communications Asst Dept. Head Ms. Anna Jane Dalida.
Besides the awardees and recipients of new fleet units, the NMADI Awards Night was also graced by other fleet customers, including AA Cahulogan, Animas Brothers Corporation, BUKTRAMCO, Donau Carbon, Dominus Heavy Equipment, FICCO, Garmones Marketing, Infinite Care Technology Sounds Solutions Inc., NUICO (Jargon Engineering), Oro Sinai Pharma, RAMCEL Corporation, Roni Warehouse, Silver Lights Bakery, Triple Q, BUSECO, Dept of Agrarian Reform, CDO Transco and Big Green.
Also present were NMADI Suppliers CENTRO Manufacturing Corporation, Coolaire Consolidated, Almazora Motors, and Cartrack Technologies, along with Business Partners Standard Insurance, Stronghold Insurance, and Commonwealth Insurance.
“This is what tonight is all about,” Mr. Balasabas noted. “These Fleet Elites represent the cream of the crop, the top of the heap. They have their own remarkable stories to tell, not just about getting Isuzu trucks, but more so for having the vision and commitment to their purpose and long-term growth. And NMADI is proud to be a part of their journey towards success.”