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May 16, 2024


138 FUSO Trucks to be Delivered to Sudan and the Maldives under
Japanese Government Aid Program to Assist Local Sanitation Programs


Kawasaki, Japan – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC; headquarters: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President and CEO: Karl Deppen) is pleased to announce the delivery of 60 medium-duty trucks to Sudan and 78 light-duty Canters to the Maldives.

The units for both countries were delivered through a Japanese Government grant program known as Official Development Assistance (ODA). These grants aim to improve waste management, the environment, and achieve waste-related Sustainability Development Goals in the respective countries.

60 Medium-duty FUSO Fighter Trucks to Sudan
In Sudan, the population growth, especially in urban areas, has been accompanied by a serious increase in waste. The 60 specially equipped medium-duty vehicles to be delivered are related to the “Clean Cities Platform for Africa,” which aims to achieve waste-related sustainable development goals by 2030.

The project proposed by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) under the “Plan and Preparatory Survey for Improvement of Waste Management Equipment for Clean Cities in Sudan” has been achieved as an ODA grant under an agreement between the two countries and will be used to improve waste management.

In Sudan, MFTBC sells light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks, as well as Rosa Buses through DAL MOTOR, MFTBC’s local distributor. DAL MOTOR trained the end users in operating the units.

78 Light-duty FUSO Canter trucks to the Maldives
The Maldives on the other hand, faces unique sustainable development challenges as an officially listed Small Island Developing State (SIDS). The nation consists of approximately 1,200 atoll islands in the Indian Ocean, and many of the islands have yet to establish proper waste management. The 78 light-duty FUSO Canters aim to help assist in this endeavor, reduce pollution, and improve public health.

In the Maldives, MFTBC sells light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks, as well as Rosa Buses through United Motors Lanka PLC, MFTBC’s local distributor. United Motors Lanka PLC trained the end users on operating the units.

The 138 units representing the two programs were secured with contracts through MFTBC partner, FutureBud International, a Tokyo-based trading company that secures special-purpose vehicles and works with Japan’s ODA program.

The vehicle chassis were assembled at MFTBC’s Kawasaki factory, and the cargo body with tailgate lift, garbage collector, container carrier, and dumps were mounted by Kyokuto Kaihatsu Kogyo LTD.

FUSO Canters deployed to assist sanitation efforts in the Maldives.


MFTBC at a Glance

Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, with 89.29% of its shares owned by Daimler Truck AG and 10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. An icon in the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with a longstanding history of over 90 years with its FUSO brand, MFTBC manufactures a range of commercial vehicles including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses, and industrial engines for approximately 170 markets worldwide. In 2017, MFTBC introduced the eCanter, the first all-electric light-duty truck in series-production and in 2019, the Super Great – Japan’s first heavy-duty truck fitted with Level 2 Automated Driving Support Technology, a benchmark in the Japanese commercial vehicle market. MFTBC operates under the umbrella of Daimler Truck Asia, together with its partner organization Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) in India. This strategic unit allows the entities to collaborate on areas such as product development, parts sourcing and production to provide the best value to customers.


FUSO at a Glance

FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, offering a range of commercial vehicles from light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses, to industrial engines and connectivity solutions for over 170 markets worldwide. A longstanding landmark in Japan’s commercial vehicle landscape, the brand has leveraged Japanese quality and craftsmanship to set benchmarks in efficiency, safety, and comfort for 90 years. FUSO is particularly renowned for its offerings in the light-duty segment. The Canter light-duty truck claims the top market share in various markets around the world. In 2017 the eCanter became the first series produced all-electric light-duty truck in Japan, establishing FUSO as a pioneer in eMobility. FUSO promises customers a “Future Together,” a bold claim that continues to drive the brand’s contributions to safe and sustainable transport.