The FUSO brand has made a name for itself as a manufacturer focussed squarely on fuel efficiency, with its reputation extending well beyond Japan into Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The vehicles developed and produced by FUSO also appeal to customers by virtue of their ride comfort.
As one of the leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles in Asia, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) produces light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks for a disparate range of operating conditions. The FUSO trucks are true professionals when it comes to fuel efficiency and robustness. The models also boast outstanding payload and ride comfort. FUSO offers extremely customer-focused and extensive spare parts and workshop services for its trucks and buses.
MFTBC plays an important role at Daimler Trucks as the competence centre for light-duty trucks and state-of-the-art hybrid technology.
FUSO past and present
The FUSO brand name dates back to 1932, when the name was used for the first time for a bus which was built in the shipyard and machinery works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Kobe. Daimler AG acquired a 43 percent shareholding in Mitsubishi spin-off Mitsubishi Fuso in 2003. Since 2011, Daimler has held a stake of just under 90 percent. The FUSO trucks are produced and tested at the Japanese plants in Kawasaki, Toyama, Aikawa and Kitsuregawa.
Production of FUSO trucks for growth markets got underway in Chennai, India, in May 2013, enabling Daimler to bolster its export business.