Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Europe’s (MFTE) Tramagal Plant
Starts Truck Deliveries to Morocco
||Major milestone to deliver trucks outside Europe for the first time in MFTE’s 50-year history
||MFTE: Integral part of Daimler Trucks global production network and production hub for the globally popular Canter light-duty truck
||Plans for further growth in Africa: Sales in Africa up 37% to 7,300 units in first ninth months in 2014; new products in the pipeline
Kawasaki, Japan - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Europe-sociedade Europeia De Automoveis Sa (MFTE), Tramagal, Portugal, has started delivery of FUSO Canter light-duty trucks to Morocco. This marks an important milestone to deliver trucks outside Europe for the first time in MFTE’s 50-year history.
Yoshiro Motoyama, MFTBC Senior Vice President of Operations Trucks & Buses, said: “The Tramagal plant is an outstanding example of our Daimler Trucks’ international footprint. Today’s announcement not only represents a historical milestone for MFTE, but also reinforces our commitment to bring our operations closer to the market.”
Yasuyuki Sudo, MFTBC Director of Sales & Market Management EMEA/Americas/Oceania, said: “Our sales in Africa have been very strong driven by its domestic demand in infrastructure and transportation sectors. With additional new products in the pipeline, we plan to further grow with the market in the medium- to long-term.”
According to Sudo, the company is significantly increasing its sales in Africa with 7,300 trucks and buses sold in the first nine months of 2014 (+37%). In Morocco, sales increased to 1,400 units in the same period representing a strong show for the company (+15%). Reflecting MFTBC’s momentum in the overall African continent, the company had just launched its latest Canter light-duty truck for South Africa where the trucks are being produced and distributed locally since September 2014.
Canter light-duty truck for Morocco joined by MFTE management team and employees
(MFTE Tramagal Plant)
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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.