Fuso Wins Major Truck Orders for 650 Trucks
in Malaysia and Australia
||Malaysia's leading waste disposal company SWM continues to rely on Fuso with a purchase of 466 new trucks
||Australia's largest freight and logistics services provider StarTrack banks on 185 new commercial vehicles by Fuso
||“FUSO 2015” growth strategy on track: Target of 200,000 units per year
Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today announced that it has started the new year with a favorable orders position in the Asia-Pacific export markets of Malaysia and Australia. The current large orders for a total of 650 Fuso trucks including Canter light-duty trucks and Fighter medium-duty trucks underscore the company’s commitment to sell 200,000 commercial vehicles per year in the medium term.
“With large orders like these we are sustainably reinforcing our export business in important markets like Malaysia and Australia,” emphasized Kai-Uwe Seidenfuss, MFTBC Senior Vice President of Sales & After Sales Fuso. “Our broad-based sales network in over 150 countries and our strong sales partners are the best prerequisites for tapping into further market potential in our export countries.”
SWM Owns Largest Fleet of Fuso Vehicles in Malaysia
Fuso has won yet another large order from the waste disposal provider SWM (Southern Waste Management Sdn Bhd) founded in 1995. With 474 Fuso vehicles already in customer use today, SWM is expanding its Fuso fleet by 466 new medium-duty Fuso Fighter trucks to a total of 940 commercial vehicles of the Japanese Daimler subsidiary. This makes SWM into Malaysia's largest operator of Fuso trucks. SWM is responsible for the collection, transport and disposal of all kinds of waste on the entire southern peninsula of Malaysia. SWM carries out the entire waste disposal activities of the Malaysia region, which is home to over 4 million people, with continued reliance on the dependable and eco-friendly vehicle technologies of its fleet vehicles.
Fighter Medium-Duty Truck Fleet at Southern Waste Management
Australian Logistics Provider StarTrack Buys 185 Fuso Trucks
StarTrack Pty Ltd., Australia's largest freight and logistics company is supplementing its existing fleet of 3,000 trucks with 185 new vehicles of the light-duty type Fuso Canter. StarTrack has relied on the quality of the Fuso brand for quite some time. In 2011, the company established itself as operator of the largest fleet of hybrid vehicles on the Australian continent. The “green” fleet consists of several dozen Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid commercial trucks.
Canter Light-Duty Truck in Operation at StarTrack
FUSO 2015 “Profitable Global Player”
With its growth strategy FUSO 2015, MFTBC has embarked on a clear company initiative aimed at increasing operational excellence in all aspects. It is based on 5 strategic pillars, including “Leader in Green Innovation,” “Profitable Global Player,” “Efficiency Leader,” “Customer Number One in Japan,” and “Employer Number One.”
Under “Profitable Global Player,” MFTBC aims for significant increase in global sales, including an overall target to sell over 200,000 units annually, while ensuring a strong home base.
FUSO 2015 is a holistic improvement program, encompassing all parts of the business. It addresses major drivers to grow the business in all aspects, building on the cost and efficiency gains of its realignment program.
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2011, the company sold a total of about 147,700 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.