Since the jeepney modernization program is still a hot topic, we decided to compile at least a dozen active and well-known jeepney builders and manufacturers here in Luzon for everyone’s convenience.
There are so many small builders out there and here in Batangas alone, I cannot name every shop who assemble jeepney body.
Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal are the top provinces when it comes to building the jeepney’s body.
Although the number of big shops has been in steady decline, the number of small repair and assembly shops are also increasing.
In the town of Rosario in Batangas, I once visited a place (2 years ago) where three jeepney assemblers are found just 500 meters away from each other. These shops built the finest modern jeepneys running on the streets of Batangas.
Jeepneys are not so popular in Visayas and Mindanao like compared to Luzon so I did not include the AUV assemblers in the Visayas and Mindanao.
I remember during the early ’90s when I was in college, I Bacolod City there was a company called Transcor Motors at Brgy. Singcang. They assembled passenger AUV called Chariot and my rough estimates say they built more than 1,000 units of those Chariots, which some are still running along Silathe y-Bacolod route today.
There is also another assembler called Cebro which later re-branded to Celeste Motors. They convert Mitsubishi Canter trucks to minibus until today. Their main office is located along Rizal St. in Silay City.
The following is the list of jeepney builder, assembler, and manufacturer in Metro Manila and Luzon.
Sarao Motors Inc. (Everyone knows what Sarao means)
249 Pulang Lupa, Las Piñas City
Phone: (02) 871-7214
Morales Motor Corporation
#25 Gen. Luna St., Banaba, San Mateo, Rizal
Tel. (02) 997-0782
Maharlika Highway, San Pablo City, 4000, Laguna
Phone: (049) 520-6017
Unit 1, J. P. Rizal St, Nangka, Marikina, 1808 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 933-3782
1024, Manuel L. Quezon Avenue, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Phone: (02) 650-8572
Armak Motors Corporation
Calauan-San Pablo Highway,Barangay Del Remedio, San Pablo City, 4000
San Pablo City, Laguna
27, FT Catapusan Road, Plaza Aldea, Tanay, 1980 Rizal
Phone: (02) 654-0213
Milwaukee Motor Works
Alapan 1-C Imus, Cavite
Phone: (0917) 823-4961, (0917) 976-5099, (0922) 834-4548, (02) 823-0143 , (02) 823-0144, (046) 471-9037
A Borja Motors
Maharlika Hiway, San Pablo City, 4000, Laguna
Phone: (049) 800-0244
Hayag Motorworks and Machine Shop
117 4103, Malagasang Rd, Imus, Cavite
New Nemar Devt. Corporation
National Highway, Marauoy, Lipa City, Batangas
Phone: (043) 312-0244
They built jeepney’s before but today it seems they focused on reselling japan surplus vehicles. They may still assemble if there are orders.
LS Brotherhood / 8MO Car Exchange
Anabu Rd, Imus, Cavite
Calamba City, laguna
Phone: (049) 545-5268
Some of the past (and possibly still active) jeepney builders are the following.
Some of these companies may have been disbanded, merged, or totally closed.
- Francisco Motor Corporation
- Malagueña Motors , San Pablo City
- Berong Motors, Lipa City
- Laceta Motors, Lipa City
- Celestial Motors, San Pablo City, Laguna
- LGS Motors, San Lorenzo, Pililia, Rizal
If you know something that is worth adding on the list above and is still active, please leave a comment below. Than k you for reading.
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