Press release

IVECO delivers six Astra HHD9 trucks to Premium Megastructures in the Philippines

The six IVECO Astra HHD9 off-road trucks, purchased by Premium Megastructures, Inc. for their mining operations in San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal, were delivered by Columbian Motors Corporation (CMC), the official IVECO dealer in the Philippines.

IVECO, a global leader in on- and off-road transport, has delivered six Astra HHD9 off-road trucks, the latest in heavy-duty solutions, to Premium Megastructures, Inc. a leading supplier of aggregates in Philippines.

Premium Megastructures, Inc. will use the HHD9 trucks for transporting aggregates in San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal, as part of long-term mining operations in the region.

The super heavy-duty Astra HHD9 8x6 tipper chassis trucks with a GVW of 63 tonnes and featuring an IVECO Cursor 13 engine rated at 480 HP (353 kW) are ideal for mining applications.

The IVECO Astra HHD9 model is specifically designed for super-heavy off-road activities, and it has gained an excellent reputation in the mining industry across South East Asia for its electronic architecture, its robustness and reliability.

Following the arrival of the trucks in the country, IVECO conducted an intensive training course for the distributor and for the customer’s drivers. Columbian Motors Corporation will also grant professional after sales service through its network in the country. In particular, two engineers from CMC team have been full time appointed to provide Premium Megastructures, Inc. with on-site maintenance and parts support.

Management teams from IVECO, CMC and Premium Megastructures, Inc. were present during the training and at the vehicle hand-over ceremony.

During the event, Alvic D. Nacpil, Vice President of CMC expressed his appreciation for IVECO, highlighting its long-lasting relationship with the Philippines and presented the IVECO Astra offering.

IVECO Astra in the Philippines

IVECO has been supporting the country’s transport industry with its full offering of commercial vehicles since 2013.

With over 65 years’ experience building machines for the global construction sector, IVECO Astra is currently also available in the market, providing robust, reliable and versatile trucks that can be customised to meet specific customer needs in the country. With strong Italian roots, IVECO Astra specialises in heavy-duty off-road vehicles for the most demanding construction and mining applications.

The IVECO Astra trucks are recognised worldwide for their capability to operate in the harshest environments, delivering high productivity 24 hours a day together with reliability and safety. Ongoing research has led to the development of efficient technologies and the reduction of emission levels.

IVECO Astra provides its customers across the Philippines with technical and maintenance service through its widespread dealer network. CMC is a well-established partner of IVECO since 2015, offering a full range of vehicles from the IVECO family, including on-road and off-road vehicles from IVECO Bus and Astra.


Left to right:
  • Jay Morales, Supervisor, PMA
  • Alvic D. Nacpil, Vice President, CMC
  • Fabrizio Moia, ASTRA Sales Area Manager
  • Teodoro T. Geronimo, Head of Equipment, PMA
  • Domenico Cogliandro, ASTRA Business Manager, SEAJ
  • Roberto Gazzola, Technical Trainer, ASTRA
  • Denver M. Ramos, Marketing & Sales Manager, CMC