Armed with a goal to re-enter and compete in the local mobile phone arena, TCL Philippines sealed its partnership with VST ECS Phils. Inc – one of the leading ICT distribution companies in the country – to bring a new wave and vast range of affordable TCL smartphones, tablets, and audio devices to the Filipino market.
The appointment ceremony of the latter as the former’s official and exclusive distributor of mobile products in the Philippines took place on April 15 during the virtual TCL Mobile Media Briefing, attended by both companies’ executive management and media partners.
“TCL has always been about innovation and expansion. Starting from television business and now to mobile phones, we are continuously expanding our ecosystem of products – with our core deeply rooted to lines of connection, display, and interaction. From there, we are initiating an integrated smarter way of living,” said Philip Xia, chief executive of TCL Philippines – TCL Sun, Inc. “Here in TCL, we believe that greatness knows no boundaries and we have always been relentless when it comes to breaking barriers and exploring endless possibilities. I am confident that together with one of the country’s market leaders in local ICT distribution, which is VST ECS Phils, we will be conquering new and greater heights as we embark on another exciting journey of business expansion through our mobility products.”
“We are delighted to include TCL Mobile to our fold of impressive product portfolio,” said Jimmy D. Go, president and chief executive, VSTECS Phils. Inc. “This addition solidifies our commitment to offer end-to-end solutions for practically all verticals and provide new growth opportunities for our channel partners. And as one of the pioneers in intelligent technology, I am confident that TCL will gain positive traction having been known to deliver some of the industry’s firsts such as QLED, Mini LED, THX Certified Gaming TV, to name few. We hope to raise the bar in mobile entertainment by offering products that combine innovation and affordability.”
“The mobile competition in the Philippines is indeed tough and it’s no surprise that almost weekly, there are new devices being launched here and there,” said Jay Guanzon, TCL Philippines’ senior manager for Sales Operations and Business Unit Head for Diversified Products. But this doesn’t come off as a threat, rather a challenge that we are proud and confident to take as we know that we have the right mindset, products, and partners in this journey. Afterall, the very goal of this business venture is rooted to connectivity and people. We are here to bridge the gap between mid-tier market and high-performing devices that do not need to cost much. We are here to bring globally competitive products that are highly affordable and accessible to many. And with the credibility and brand image that TCL has built for the past 20 years, I know our mobile products will deliver its promise of ease and convenience to mobile users.”
Through this partnership, Filipino consumers can avail TCL smartphones and other peripheral products – including tablets and wireless earbuds – in all accredited and authorized VST ECS stores nationwide starting April 2021.