Dr. Albert Kirchmann Named Board Member of
German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
Kawasaki, Japan - Dr. Albert Kirchmann, Chief Representative of the Daimler Group in Japan and President & CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), has been named Board Member of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (GCCIJ) during the general assembly meeting of the GCCIJ held on May 14, 2013, for a two-year term. Concurrently, Dr. Kirchmann has also been delegated to act as Board Member of the Executive Operating Board of the European Business Council in Japan (EBC) also for a two-year term.
On the occasion of his appointment, Dr. Kirchmann said, “It is of great honor to have been appointed as Board Member of the GCCIJ and the EBC. As Chief Representative of the Daimler Group in japan, I am committed to further supporting the economic ties between Germany and Japan and the overall EU-Japan trade discussions related to the EPA.”
About Daimler in Japan
Daimler has a broad presence in Japan, employing more than 13,000 employees and operating facilities across the archipelago, from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Under the brands of Mercedes-Benz, smart, Mitsubishi Fuso, Mercedes-Benz Finance, and Daimler Financial Service, Daimler brings the latest innovations and continued commitment of excellence to our customers, employees, and communities.
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2012, the company sold a total of about 174,000 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.