UTRIP Showcases Products in Two-Day Truck Show
To showcase their ability to build vehicles from the ground up, the Used Trucks Rebuilders and Importers Association of the Philippines (UTRIP) highlighted more than 30 rebuilt trucks in a two-day trucks show.
Last May 17 and 18, more than 30 rebuilt trucks were displayed in Metrotent.
Some of the trucks that shared the limelight were from G-Technica, GLC, Solid Machineries, Pioneer Trucks, Megaton, Mana Diesel, Firewolf and Max Edge Industrial Corporation.
UTRIP is an association of 25 companies that operate used truck rebuilding centers within Metro Manila. It is under the umbrella of the Confederation of Truck Rebuilders and Importers Association of the Philippines (CTRIP), which is composed of close to 300 truck rebuilders nationwide including UTRIP, which employs about50,000 highly-skilled production-line workers.
UTRIP President Jaime Vicente said that through the program, they are hoping to convey the message that their offerings are made with quality materials under stringent supervision.
Earlier, the group reiterated its call for separate classification from the used vehicles.
According to the group, it has been following stringent roadworthiness and emission guideline.
In a letter to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade dated December 11, 2018, the group highlighted the group’s contribution in nation-building.
"And now, or 15 years hence, it is indeed a marvel at how this industry metamorphosed from a literally backyard operation, to a full blown, Filipino owned and controlled sector of the automotive industry, generating multi-billion in investments, providing tens of thousands of direct-hire, highly skilled workers," the group stated in the letter.