MPTC’s innovation arm to expand service portfolio

MPT Mobility, the innovation arm of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), said it is expanding its portfolio of services with new mobility solutions.

The company now has eight active business units. These are Dibz, On-Us Solutions, Inc. (Byahe), Spot On, Easytrip Services Corp., MPT DriveHub, Savvice Corp., NLEX Drive and Dine and Onehub.

This is “a union of strategic partnerships, plans and projects that embody innovative solutions,” said Rodrigo E. Franco, MPTC president and CEO, in an emailed statement Thursday.

The company said its goal is to provide drivers with modern mobility solutions to enhance their travel experience.

MPT Mobility’s Dibz is a parking solution app that aims to address parking difficulties in the capital region.

“Dibz will soon set its footprint in Makati, especially in the Dela Rosa 1, Dela Rosa 2 and Valero parking lots, as a city with a surplus of vehicles and under-numbered parking lots,” the company said.

The company recently acquired the largest stake in Byahe, a modern jeepney operator that manages 30 units on seven routes within Metro Manila, Pampanga and Nueva Ecija.

Meanwhile, Spot On is MPT Mobility’s out-of-home advertising arm, providing bridge and median billboards along MPTC highways.

Easytrip is the exclusive electronic toll collection system integrator and provider of MPTC highways.

The group’s MPT DriveHub is a travel companion app that houses its mobility solutions for customers.

“In the future, users can look forward to highway support (for trip planning and navigation),” the company said.

Additionally, Savvice, formerly Southbend Express Services, Inc., is transitioning from an outsourced workforce solution to a full-service solutions provider.

MPT Mobility said Savvice currently offers fleet services (with the recently launched towing service and roadside assistance), maintenance facilities, traffic aids, roadway system and general services.

“Savvice is also ready for future partnerships and exclusive distributors for a wide range of products and services,” it added.

MPT Mobility is also expanding a rest stop along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).

The NLEX Drive and Dine expansion includes the planned construction of five new buildings and a multi-level parking lot.

MPTC is the toll unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp., one of three key Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others are Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc.

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