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Mitsubishi Fuso signs Comprehensive Partnership Agreement with Kawasaki City

March 09, 2018

  • MFTBC concludes its first comprehensive partnership agreement with a government entity
  • Pledges technological resources to further foster sustainable development in environmentally-friendly Kawasaki City
  • Remains deeply committed to Kawasaki City and its people

Kawasaki, Japan   MFTBC   Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer under Daimler Trucks, today entered a comprehensive partnership agreement with Kawasaki City to further deepen regional cooperation.

With Kawasaki City as a playing field and drawing on mutual physical, intellectual and human resources, MFTBC and Kawasaki City will join forces in tackling global challenges and shaping an environmentally-friendly society by promoting technological innovation.

Together, MFTBC and Kawasaki City are committed to build a safe and sustainable city. Under the Comprehensive Partnership Agreement, MFTBC and Kawasaki City pledged to promote:

  1. Innovation towards energy conservation and measures against global warming
  2. Sustainable and safe urban planning
  3. Internationalization and industrial development through state of the art production technology
  4. Collaboration with local communities to build a conducive environment for children

MFTBC in Kawasaki City:

Located in Kawasaki’s Nakahara Ward, MFTBC’s main plant was established in 1941, at that time as part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Initially producing marine engines and parts for the aircraft industry, MFTBC now manufactures light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses as well as industrial engines. From its factory, MFTBC ships its products throughout Japan, while trucks and buses sold overseas are either shipped to over 170 markets around the world as built units (BU) from the Higashi Ogishima Logistic Center or as knock-down kits (KD) from the Higashi Ogishima KD Packing Center, both located in Kawasaki-ku. Last year, MFTBC celebrated a milestone of 2 million trucks and buses shipped from Kawasaki and assembled overseas since 1970.

Media Contact
Florian Laudan, Head of Communications, Daimler Trucks Asia
Phone: +81 44 330-7970 E-mail:

Humza Ahmad, Manager, International and Domestic PR, Corporate Communications, MFTBC
Phone: +81 44 330-7857 E-mail:

FUSO at a Glance
FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5 49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.

E-FUSO at a Glance
E-FUSO is the all-electric product brand of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC). With vast experience in the development of alternative drivetrains, MFTBC is committed to release all-electric versions of its entire product portfolio including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses. In 2017, Mitsubishi Fuso became the first global OEM to launch an all-electric, series-produced light-duty truck: the eCanter.

MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2016, the company sold a total of 130,000 vehicles including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses under the FUSO brand, with 89.29% of its shares owned by Daimler AG and10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks division of Daimler AG.