Luxurious automobile distributor: Extra fashions, together with EVs, coming

The native distributor of Mercedes-Benz and different luxurious vehicles intends to herald extra fashions this 12 months, together with electrical autos (EVs).

“We’re bringing in a number of new fashions this 12 months that we really feel are very aggressive that may present progress alternatives for us,” Francis Jonathan Ang, director at CATS Group of Firms (CATS), advised reporters Wednesday.

“It’s a part of the plan. And the entire manufacturers have plans to take action,” he added when requested if the lineup included EVs.

The CATS govt stated that he thought of the EV market within the Philippines “very ripe,” signifying it was the best time that the corporate ventured into the phase.

“Over the previous years we’ve been listening to plenty of demand from our personal prospects, and we are going to react to that demand,” he stated.

Ang’s assertion got here on the heels of an announcement from a day earlier that British automotive firm Inchcape plc (Inchcape) has acquired a controlling stake within the Filipino-led CATS.

Inchcape CEO for Asia-Pacific Ruslan Kinebas described the Philippine automotive market as fast-growing, dynamic and some of the geographically enticing within the Asean area.


In making the funding, the Inchcape govt highlighted the Ang household has constructed profitable relationships with premium automobile manufacturers and with its prospects within the Philippines.

“We’re trying ahead to constructing on their legacy and accelerating progress and digitalization,” Kinebas stated.

CATS was based by Ang’s father Felix in 1989, beginning as a automobile equipment, tires and repair heart earlier than going into the luxurious car distribution enterprise.

Except for the Mercedes-Benz model, CATS can also be the native distributor for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram. The corporate additionally has dealerships for Mazda and Harley-Davidson bikes.

Ang stated CATS reached a 35-percent market share within the luxurious car phase final 12 months, making it one of many leaders within the Philippine automotive scene.

—Alden M. Monzon

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