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MORALES MOTOR CORPORATION


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MORALES MOTOR CORPORATION


MORALES MOTOR CORPORATION

Mr. Morales
Manila, Philippines
GPS 14°40'51.4"N 121°08'12.6"E


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Fast facts

  • Founded by mister Morales
  • In business since 1987
  • Produces 10 jeepneys per year
  • The production of a jeepney takes more than 4 months
  • 15 employees

From A to B in a unique way

Morales Motors is one of the few smaller independent ‘backyard’ jeepney manufacturers in Manila. Mister Morales owns it and the company is in business since 1987. As materials and design works are very expensive, demand is lower than it used to be in the early days when the company manufactured around 300 jeepneys. Today they only produce about 10 per year.

‘The designs and embellishments in and on a jeepney reflect the way of life of a real Filipino. It’s full of passion. And each design tells the story of the driver. So it becomes unique. And that’s what we want for our passenger when they travel with us; a unique feeling when they hop on our jeepney so they can get back off at their destination as a happy person.’ says mister Morales. 

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