Construction Equipment Asia

Volvo excavators and services boost profitability for Philippines infrastructure conglomerate

The high uptime and low fuel consumption of the equipment combined with dealer Civic Merchandising’s quality service support are helping Premium Megastructures Inc. to save both time and money.

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A Volvo EC480D excavator at one of PMI’s river aggregates quarries in the Philippines.

Premium Megastructures Inc. (PMI) is one of Philippines’ largest and leading construction companies. With a focus on advanced technology and fast-paced, efficient solutions, the company covers all aspects of infrastructure development from aggregates supply and earthworks to airport, road and bridge construction.

Since 2017, PMI has invested in almost 50 machines from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), which it has put to work in quarries as well on government construction projects across the country.

To date, the PMI fleet includes 14 Volvo EC480D crawler excavators, six EW145B Prime wheeled excavators and 10 SD110B soil compactors, along with 15 L956F wheel loaders from SDLG.

“We run machines from several different brands, but we prefer Volvo because of the low total cost of ownership. We get high machine availability and low fuel consumption, and the aftersales support is great,” says Jessie Borinaga, motorpool manager at PMI.

Outstanding aftermarket support

“Our local Volvo dealer Civic Merchandising helps us a lot with our operations to save fuel and they give us parts discounts. Moreover, if our equipment ever encounters any trouble, the Civic technicians automatically come to our sites for their repair and maintenance,” explains Isaac Manto, motorpool supervisor at PMI.

“Damage to bucket teeth, for example, is common given the tough nature of our operations but they are easily and affordably replaced. Civic keeps stock ready and gives us a good discount on our end,” he continues.

Popular all round

Given the machines are working between eight and 14 hours a day, it is important the operators like them too.

“Our operators like the smooth handling and quick machine response, as well as the automatic idle in standby mode. The cabs provide a safe and comfortable environment for operators to work productively and efficiently throughout their shift,” Borinaga adds.

“Overall, using Volvo machines helps us a lot to be productive and save money,” he concludes.

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Leaia Wang

Head of Brand & Corporate Communication
Region China & Region Asia
Volvo Construction Equipment


Hannah Kitchener

+44 207 923 5863


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