Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

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Daimler in Japan Welcomes Ambassadors and Diplomats
At Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

October 2, 2013
•  Special joint program organized by United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Kawasaki City, and Daimler group companies in Japan
•  Total of 36 guests, Ambassadors and Diplomats posted in Tokyo, representing 27 countries
•  Program including a visit of Mitsubishi Fuso’s highly-efficient Kawasaki Plant, the core manufacturing hub of its global operations
•  Exchange of common challenges and opportunities in the automotive industry
Kawasaki, Japan – The United Industrial Development Organization in Tokyo today visited the Kawasaki, Japan, operations of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC). Jointly organized with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Tokyo and the Kawasaki City, Daimler in Japan had the honor to welcome 27 countries, a total of 36 Ambassadors and Diplomats posted in Tokyo, at MFTBC’s Kawasaki Plant in Japan on Friday, September 27.
During their visit, the Ambassadors and Diplomats met with UNIDO, Kawasaki City, and Daimler in Japan* representatives including Mr. Hideki Murakami, UNIDO Tokyo Deputy Head, Mr. Satoshi Tanabe, Kawasaki City Innovation Promotion Unit Manager, and Mr. Takao Suzuki, MFTBC Chairman of the Board. Also taking part in the program was Mr. Hiroshi Matsumoto, Representative of Daimler AG Representative Office Tokyo, Mr. Toshiyasu Kawasaki, MFTBC Director of Operations Trucks & Buses, Mr. Aiichiro Nishikawa, MFTBC Director of Sales & Market Management FUSO Asia, Mr. Oliver Grupp, MFTBC Director of Financing & Controlling, Mr. Marc Boderke, MBJ Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and Mr. Susumu Kosano, DFSJ Executive Officer & Sales Director.
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After a short welcome and introduction, the dignitaries toured MFTBC’s Kawasaki Plant, the company’s principal manufacturing hub of light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty trucks.
Mr. Takao Suzuki, MFTBC Chairman of the Board, said: “It was an honor for Daimler in Japan to have had the privilege to host their Excellencies and Diplomats at our MFTBC Kawasaki Plant. We hope today had served not only as a meeting to provide an overview of our operations, but also as a step forward in terms of common opportunities and interest in the global automotive industry.”
Group photo with Ambassadors and Diplomats, end of MFTBC’s Kawasaki Plant assembly line
Group photo with Ambassadors and Diplomats,
end of MFTBC’s Kawasaki Plant assembly line

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UNIDO (United Nations lndustrial Development Organization) is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations (UN), headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The organization was originally established as a UN department in 1966, and later became the 16th specialized agency of the UN in 1985.
As part of the UN common system, UNIDO has responsibility for promoting industrialization throughout the developing world, in cooperation with its 172 Member States.
UNIDO has 30 Country Offices, 3 Liaison Offices, and 24 UNIDO Desks including Focal Points in developing countries.
About Daimler in Japan
Daimler in Japan Daimler has a broad presence in Japan, employing more than 12,600 people and operating facilities across the archipelago, from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Under the brands of Mercedes-Benz, smart, Maybach, Mitsubishi Fuso, Mercedes-Benz Finance and Daimler Financial Service, Daimler brings the latest in automotive innovation and a continued commitment of excellence to our customers, employees and communities.
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2012, the company sold a total of about 174,000 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.

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