DEL MONTE MOTOR WORKS, INC.,
A leading bus and truck manufacturer has been serving the Philippine Transport Industry since 1950. It has been providing the bus requirements of Metro Manila and provincial bus operators and has manufactured bus and truck bodies for almost all of the leading European and Asian brand of bus and truck chassis including some in the Middle East. Most prominent of these brands are the Volvo of Sweden, Mercedes Benz and MAN of Germany, the Fiat of Italy, Leyland of England, Ashok of India, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Hino of Japan, Daewoo, Hyundai and Ssangyong of Korea. In the early 50’s it started manufacturing bus and truck bodies mounted on leading American brands such as the International Harvester, Ford, Chevrolet, and the Dodge Chassis. Also, in the 50’s, its sister company, the EMCOS DEVELOPMENT & SUPPLY CO., INC. was the leading distributor of International Harvester Macleod, Inc. in Northern Luzon marketing bus chassis, trucks, tractors, agricultural and farm implements.
DEL MONTE MOTORS has four (4) existing plants and facilities in the Philippines. Two of them are strategically located in Quezon City, the third one is located in Caloocan City and the forth one at Sto. Tomas, Pampanga, a one-hour drive from Quezon City. It has a tested capacity of two hundred (200) units of bus and truck bodies a month. It has supplied the majority of the bus bodies for the government owned corporations before like the Metro Manila Transit Corporation and the PNR (Phil. National Railways) Motor Service. Before the introduction of these articulated buses, DEL MONTE has pioneered in the manufacture of bus trailers with a capacity of 200 passengers, which were operated by MMTC in EDSA and by a private bus operator in the long stretch of Marcos Highway. It was also involved in the assembly and rehabilitation of the British Leyland Double Deckers used to be operated by the same MMTC.
DEL MONTE has been a regular supplier of Philippine Air Lines with its Airport Shuttle Buses. Most recent is its delivery of four units Airport Buses being used to ferry passengers within the Centennial and the NAIA premises.
It also supplied the Fort Bonifacio Shuttle Buses as well as the Mall of Asia and the SM Group of Companies.
DEL MONTE MOTOR WORKS INCORPORATED has also acquired the franchises of the biggest transportation company in the Philippines namely BLTB (Batangas Laguna Tayabas Bus Company) and it was renamed DLTB (Del Monte Land Transport Bus Company) with principal office at Malibay Edsa, Pasay City.
It has acquired 700 units of bus franchises. Eventually, it will operate about 1000 units of buses in the Southern part of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It will be the biggest transportation company in this part of the country.