EconomyEditor's PickIsuzu Philippines shines in 2022 I-1 Grand Prix

January 8, 2023

ISUZU PHILIPPINES CORP. (IPC) underscored the quality of its after-sales and service programs as its team won second place in the Commercial Vehicles (CV) Division and third place in the Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) Division of the recently concluded 17th Isuzu World Technical Competition, also dubbed as the annual “I-1 Grand Prix” (I-1 GP). Through the work of the IPC After-sales team and Isuzu Dealers, Isuzu Philippines landed in top five of both divisions for 10 years now — bringing home two championship titles in 2015 and 2018.

Isuzu Motors Ltd. (IML) pushed through with the 2022 I-1 GP virtually amid the lingering threat of COVID-19, with the goal of continually improving the technical capabilities and enhancing the knowledge and skills of individual mechanics, dealers, and entire Isuzu group. A total of 49 countries and 61 teams participated in the 2022 I-1 GP E-Competition, including Asian countries such as Japan, China and Thailand, and other countries from different continents in the world. Although done virtually, competition was tight among participants as they were strictly monitored virtually by IML representatives while conducting their exams in their respective headquarters.

Apart from securing the second and third places in the CV and LCV Divisions Team Category, respectively, Team Isuzu Philippines also triumphed in the individual category in this year’s e-competition. With Gian Franco Cosico from IPC Training Department as CV Division head coach, Arjay Ang-Angan of Isuzu Pasig and Vicente Collantes of Isuzu Alabang won second and fourth places, respectively, in the CV Division Individual Category. For the LCV Division, Reynaldo Gepulle of Isuzu Alabang won third place, while Edcel Saluday of Isuzu Pagbilao won fourth place with Carl Edson Lat from IPC Training Department as LCV Division Head Coach.

“We’re very proud of the recognitions given to Team Isuzu Philippines in (last) year’s I-1 Grand Prix Awards. All these accolades are fruits of hard work and cooperation of IPC After-sales team and the entire dealer network. We appreciate the initiative and dedication of the team and dealers to enhance our after-sales performance. Given these awards, we assure all customers that they will continue to receive the best customer service from all our dealers nationwide,” IPC President Noboru Murakami said after thanking and congratulating the team and dealers.

During the virtual awarding ceremony, IPC also received Triple Star Awards, the highest rating granted to Isuzu distributors who have met the after-sales service standards set by IML. Along with these awards, Team Isuzu Philippines also received recognition in I-CLIPS, the new feature of the e-competition that started last year wherein users can show support by liking videos and images posted by the participating distributor country based on the theme of the competition.

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