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Dr. Albert Kirchmann Named Vice President of German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan

July 1, 2014
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 Vice President of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (GCCIJ) during the Board Meeting of the GCCIJ held in June 2014. He continues to act as Board Member of the European Business Council in Japan (EBC)
On the occasion of his appointment, Dr. Kirchmann said, “It is of great honor to have been elected as Vice President of the GCCIJ. I am committed to continue supporting the German and Japanese industries for making their ties closer and contributing to reinforcing both countries’ economies. I believe my five-year experience in Japan will be of support for the German colleagues in developing good relationships with their Japanese counterparts.”
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 Mitsubishi Fuso, Mercedes-Benz, smart, Mercedes-Benz Finance, and Daimler Financial Service, Daimler brings the latest innovations and continued commitment of excellence to our customers, employees, and communities.
Daimler in Japan
The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan is the key institution for promoting Germany’s overseas business development in Japan. Under the direction of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the Chamber promotes bilateral economic relations with wide-ranging activities in information and publicity, building and maintaining networks, as well as looking after and representing German economic institutions in Japan. Being a pillar of support for business is therefore central to the Chamber’s work, but also providing publicity for Germany, and a whole host of other activities, are part of it.


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. With its growth strategy FUSO 2015, MFTBC has embarked on a clear company initiative aimed at increasing operational excellence and for significant increase in global sales, including an overall target to increase its sales to over 200,000 units globally.

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.