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Kawasaki, Japan – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), today announces the appointment of Achim Puchert as Head of International Sales, Marketing and Customers for MFTBC, replacing Mr. Michael Kamper. Mr. Puchert will assume his new role from October 1, 2019.
Mr. Puchert joined Daimler Scandinavia in 2002, through a position in Sales for Mercedes-Benz Vans and Trucks, before moving to Stuttgart, Germany for a role in Market Management and Sales Controlling for Mercedes-Benz Trucks Russia. In 2010, he became the Executive Assistant to the Head of Sales, Services and Marketing for Mercedes-Benz Trucks Europe. Mr. Puchert thereafter managed the Alliance Office for cooperation between Daimler Trucks and its partner in Russia, KAMAZ, until 2015. His most recent assignment has been in International Operations for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, where he has been responsible for the development of new business structures to support localized production and sales partnerships in markets as diverse as Algeria, Russia, and Iran.
Mr. Kamper will be departing from Daimler to pursue career opportunities outside of the organization. He has spent over 24 years at Daimler, and has been instrumental in the development of the Daimler Trucks business in a number of international markets for both the Mercedes-Benz and FUSO brands. His leadership contributed significantly to the solid commercial growth achieved by DTA during the years 2016 to 2018.
Hartmut Schick, President and CEO of MFTBC and Head of DTA, said, “Achim Puchert has the right track record and experience to add even more momentum to our efforts in expanding MFTBC’s global presence. I am certain that his energy and expertise will bring our business to the next level.”
Daimler Trucks Asia at a Glance
Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) is an organizational unit that jointly operates Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) – an icon of the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with more than 80 years of history – and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a young challenger in the Indian market. DTA has a strategic business model that allows its group entities to collaborate in product development, production, exports, sourcing and research activity to provide the best of value products.
MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. The company sells 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.
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.