LTO to address license plate backlog as machines arrive


The government can now address the backlog in vehicle license plates following the Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) acquisition of several plate-making machines in February.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade inspected the seven manual embossing machines at the LTO Motor Vehicle License Plate Facility last week.

The machines were delivered on Feb. 26 by Trojan Computer Forms Manufacturing Corp. and JH. Tonnjes E.A.S.T. GmbH Joint Venture which won the contract for the procurement of motor vehicle and motorcycle license plates to address the backlog dating back to July 2016.

The contract stipulated only five manual plate-making machines, but the contractors added two more for temporary use at no additional cost.

According to the transportation department, the seven machines can produce 22,000 plates per day at full production.

An automated embossing machine will also be delivered in July and is expected to become operational the following month.

It can produce 12,000 license plates per day. —Jerome Aning

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