THE Manila-based office enables Toll Group to effectively support local businesses in their supply chain needs, as well as having greater autonomy and control over operations and service quality.
The Australian logistics giant is forecasting its Philippines office to achieve high double-digit growth in the next five years, with focus verticals being the industrial, retail, technology and automotive sectors.
The office is located at Ri-Rance Corporate Center I, Parañaque City, strategically situated within the business district in close proximity to major sea and airports.
Benjamin Bathan has been appointed Toll Group’s country manager for the Philippines. Based in the Philippines, he will be responsible for driving go-to-market efforts and building the local team’s capabilities for future growth in-country.
Mr Bathan brings close to 20 years of supply chain experience, having held positions in sales and operations functions in the shipping and freight forwarding industries.
Mr Bathan said, “A key objective of our direct expansion into the Philippines was to enhance access to global opportunities for local businesses. Many freight forwarders in the Philippines operate through a partner-based model and do not personally own a global or regional supply chain network, creating challenges in visibility and quality control.
“The launch of a local office enables Toll Group to fill this service gap, offering businesses in the Philippines access to our extensive global network and Asia-centric expertise to strengthen their growth prospects amid the uncertainty arising from the pandemic.”