Civic Philippines

Volvo excavators and outstanding service behind Sunwest success in Philippines

Volvo customer Sunwest is growing their business fast with a large fleet of Volvo EC200D/EC210D excavators and with outstanding service and support from Volvo´s distribution partner in Philippines, Civic Merchandising. 

Over the past years, Sunwest Construction and Development Corporation based in Legazpi City in the Albay province, has gradually increased their Volvo fleet to more than 300 machines.

The latest addition is more than 80 units of Volvo´s new EC200D excavator, which Sunwest use for general construction, load handling and road building work.

They also have a fleet of more than 130 units of the Volvo EC210D and Sunwest deploy the two machine models depending on the nature of the different projects.

“If only excavation works is needed, and no need for other attachments than the bucket, we deploy the EC200. If we need the other attachments, we deploy the EC210D with the breaker line” says Noli Espartinez, deputy general manager, Sunwest Equipment Management Division.

Perfect for general construction

Randolph Zuniga, general manager at Sunwest Construction and Development Corporation said the introduction of the new EC200D was perfectly timed for Sunwest, with increasing need of fast, 20-ton machine optimised for general construction.

“Personally I have been involved with Volvo machines for quite some time. They are very dependable, they are durable and you know they deliver the expectations for most of the projects”, he says.

With the strong growth of Sunwest´s Volvo fleet, Volvo CE´s authorised distribution partner in Philippines, Civic Merchandising opened a new service branch in Sunwest’s home town of Legazpi, to provide the kind of first-class service Volvo customers expect.

“Civic has really made an effort to put up a branch in Legazpi just beside our plant, they are just a step away from our site”, says Randolph Zuniga.

Dealing with Volvo for 20 years

“We have been dealing with Civic and Volvo for more than 20 years at it really just at the tip of the finger if we have some concerns. They do the rest and we get the answers”, he says.

Sunwest Construction and Development Corporation specializes in producing high quality asphalt products, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates such as crushed gravel and sand. The company is a major supplier of aggregates and construction equipment in the Philippines’ Bicol region, which comprises the cities of Legazpi, Tabaco, Ligao, Iriga and Naga and the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon.

Growing with Volvo´s EC200D and EC210D excavators

With support from Volvo´s productive 20 ton excavators and from Civic Merchandising, Volvo CE´s authorised distribution partner in Philippines, construction and development company Sunwest is growing their business fast.