FUSO Starts Shipment of New FUSO Trucks to Indonesia,
Trucks Developed for Growth Markets in Asia and Africa
||Trucks will be launched at a later point this year in the Indonesian market
||New range of trucks giving “wider choice for customers”: FUSO truck models newly developed for growth markets in Asia and Africa
||FUSO trucks to fuel additional momentum in Indonesia, FUSO’s largest export market
||Continuing roll-out of robust trucks in Asia and Africa: FUSO trucks already introduced in Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and Brunei.
Kawasaki, Japan - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today announced it has started shipment of its strategic truck to Indonesia to be launched there later this year. Newly developed for growth markets in Asia and Africa, the all-new FUSO truck range has started its journey toward Indonesia, FUSO’s largest export market and Southeast Asia’s largest economy. With the new range of trucks, the company aims to fuel additional momentum in the market where FUSO has established itself as the leading commercial vehicle brand. FUSO is the market leader in the overall truck segment with a market share of 45.4% in 2013.
All-new robust FUSO trucks continuing its debut in Asia and Africa
These robust and fuel-efficient trucks, newly developed to meet the ever demanding customer expectations in the growth markets, reinforce FUSO’s leading presence in Asia and Africa. Rigorous testing has been assessed under the most strenuous driving conditions to ensure maximum reliability of the trucks. The new FUSO trucks have already arrived and are sold in Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and Brunei, and are now on their way to Indonesia, with already truck orders placed from the company’s local distributer.
The FUSO brand in Indonesia
FUSO is the number one commercial vehicle brand in Indonesia, with a leading market share of 45.4% in the overall truck and bus segment (January-December 2013). In the light-duty truck segment (5-8 tons GVW) served by the Colt Diesel, the company continues to prove its leadership position with a market share of 53.1% percent (January-December 2013). Over the past five years, the company has sold over 280,000 units in Indonesia, including light-duty trucks, medium-heavy-duty trucks and light-duty bus chassis.
The company has reached its one millionth sales milestone in 2013 since its market entry in 1970. Mitsubishi Fuso products for Indonesia are distributed by P.T. Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB). MFTBC holds 18% of KTB shares.
All-new FUSO trucks heading toward Indonesia from Ennore Port, Chennai, India
“More choice for customers”: All-new robust FUSO models rolling out to more than 10 markets in Asia and Africa
The whole new batch of FUSO trucks comprises 5 new models in total, the light-medium-duty (GVW 9-16 tons referred to as ‘FA’ & ‘FI’) and the medium-heavy-duty (GVW 25-49 tons referred to as ‘FJ’, ‘FO’ & ‘FZ’), thus providing more choice to customers. These trucks, models depending on the markets, will be exported and sold through MFTBC’s global network in Asia and Africa.
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Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2013, the company sold a total of about 172,400 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.