Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

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Fuso Opens New Maintenance Shop in Tohoku, Japan

January 31, 2013
•  Supporting overall recovery efforts in the most affected disaster area of Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
•  Full operation starting February 1, 2013
Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today announced that it has newly built a maintenance shop in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, one of the most disaster-hit areas during the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami crisis in the northeastern “Tohoku” region. The new shop aims to support the overall recovery efforts taking place in Kesennuma, where vehicle maintenance support is currently only possible at its neighboring regions of Ishinomaki and Ohfunato Cities 30-40 kilometers away. Starting its operation on February 1, 2013, the new Kesennuma maintenance shop installs a total of three maintenance stalls, of which two lines are for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, and one line for light-duty vehicles.
“The new shop will enable us to provide greater support for the overall recovery efforts taking place,” said Mr. Akio Suehiro, MFTBC Senior Vice President and Head of Mitsubishi Fuso Sales Japan. “We are determined to continuing our efforts in the region and responding to our customer needs.”
Today’s forward step represents another milestone for Fuso, after a symbolic reopening of its most damaged Sennan Branch in September 2011, only 6 months after the earthquake and tsunami hit the coast of Tohoku.
FUSO 2015 “Customer Number One in Japan”
Under “Customer Number One in Japan,” the company aims to significantly enhance customer satisfaction through further focus on product satisfaction, trust-based sales and dependable service, on the foundation of its industry leading fuel-efficient products.
The 5 pillars under FUSO 2015, the company’s holistic improvement program aimed to increase operational excellence in all aspects, are: ‘Leader in Green Innovation,’ ‘Profitable Global Player,’ ‘Efficiency Leader,’ ‘Customer Number One in Japan,’ and ‘Employer Number One.’ Through FUSO 2015, the company aims to increase its sales volume to over 200,000 units annually.
New Kesennuma maintenance shop
New Kesennuma maintenance shop
First Super Great heavy-duty truck rolling into the maintenance stall
First Super Great heavy-duty truck rolling into the maintenance stall

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Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2011, the company sold a total of about 147,700 vehicles including light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Daimler AG owns 89.29% of MFTBC shares and various Mitsubishi group companies own 10.71% of MFTBC shares. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks Division of Daimler AG.