FUSO Expands Line-up with New Models in Thailand
|FUSO launched five new medium and heavy-duty truck models, with customer service and 24 -hour roadside assistance
|Together with the heavy-duty concrete mixer – the first model of the all-new FUSO range – launched in Thailand in May 2015, this extends the range of models to give customers more choice
|With the expansion of the new FUSO line-up, Daimler Trucks Asia intends to make Thailand one of its strategic growth markets with the aim of increasing market share and sales
Kawasaki: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, cooperating with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), launched five models of medium-duty trucks, (FI 1217C dump; FI 1217R cargo, and FJ 1523C ready mixed concrete) and heavy-duty trucks (FJ 2528R cargo; and FZ 4928T tractor).
This is an effort to expand the all-new robust, fuel- efficient FUSO range in order to give customers a wider choice of vehicles, adding to the heavy-duty FJ concrete mixer – the first model of the range launched in Thailand in May 2015.
The trucks will come with customer service that includes a 2 year warranty and 24 hour roadside assistance.
The newly-launched models are produced at the state-of-the art DICV plant in Chennai, India, and exported from there to Thailand.
In Thailand the trucks are sold and marketed by Fuso Truck Company Limited, a100% subsidiary of Tan Chong International Limited, which also assembles and distributes some FUSO models coming from Japan.
Michael Kamper, Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing Sales and Customer Service, Daimler Trucks Asia, said, “Thailand is one of our strategic markets in Asia, and we intend to significantly increase market share for our FUSO brand in close cooperation with our distributor Tan Chong. These newly launched robust FUSO trucks from our Indian production will help to further strengthen our portfolio and offer more choice for our customers.”
FUSO FJ 1523C RMC heavy-duty concrete mixer truck
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2014, the company sold a total of about 174.595 vehicles including light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, a 1.7% increase over the previous year. 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.
Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (DICV) is a 100% subsidiary of Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany. It currently produces and sells a range of 9 to 49 ton trucks for the Indian market, as Bharat Benz, and Fuso trucks for exports to markets in South East Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. DICV’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Oragadam, near Chennai houses its truck and bus plant. It is the only Daimler Truck plant worldwide to produce commercial vehicles, engines and parts for three brands – Mercedes Benz, BharatBenz and FUSO.
About Fuso Truck (Thailand) Co., LTD
Fuso Truck (Thailand) Co Ltd (FTT) is a 100% subsidiary of Tan Chong International Limited, Pathumthani, Thailand. FTT is an exclusive distributor of MFTBC, for Fuso trucks, tractors and buses in Thailand. FTT contracts TC Manufacturing and Assembly (Thailand) Co Ltd to assemble all ranges of light duty, medium duty, and heavy duty trucks and tractors.