Mitsubishi Fuso and UD Trucks
Jointly Develop New Truck for Sale in Japan
Kawasaki/Ageo, Japan - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and UD Trucks Corporation (UD Trucks) today announced they have jointly developed a new truck for sale in Japan.
Further details including the start of sales will be disclosed by each company separately.
Today’s announcement is another example of the successful cooperation between the two companies. Since September 26, 2014, MFTBC is supply of its light-duty truck platform (GVW: 5.0-7.5 tons) to UD Trucks for sale in Japan.
Dr. Albert Kirchmann, MFTBC President & CEO, said: “The new truck is targeted to pull in new customers and offer our customers a range uniquely required for more transportation efficiency but in the most economical way possible. We are a company dedicated to our customer needs, and in fact, today’s announcement proves once again our long-term commitment to enrich and grow our business in Japan.”
Mr. Yusuke Sakaue, UD Trucks President & Representative Director, said: “With joint vehicle development evolved from our OEM agreement, we can address the specific needs of customers. Moving forward, UD Trucks continues to further contribute to increasing the business efficiency of our customers.”
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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 2013, the company sold a total of about 172,400 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.