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FUSO Trucks

FUSO has made a name for itself as a go anywhere, get anything done brand the world over. Vehicles developed and produced by FUSO are known for their track record of technological innovation and high customer satisfaction. Outstanding quality, superlative efficiency and cutting-edge design are further attributes of the FUSO brand.

As one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) produces a full range of trucks and buses for a wide range of operating conditions. FUSO trucks and buses are true professionals when it comes to efficiency, comfort and safety, boasting versatile payloads and ride comfort. FUSO brand repair facilities dot the globe offering extensive spare parts and customer service networks for customers in over 170 markets worldwide, making FUSO Daimler Truck’s most international brand.

MFTBC plays an important role at Daimler Truck as the competence center for light-duty trucks and state-of-the-art electric drivetrain technology. In 2017, the FUSO eCanter was the first series-produced fully electric light truck from Daimler Truck, which has since been replaced by its successor, the Next Generation eCanter.

FUSO past and present

The FUSO brand name dates back to 1932, when the name was used for the first time on a bus that was built in the shipyard and machinery works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Kobe. On the occasion of its delivery to the first customer, the Japanese Ministry of Railways, the company's employees were asked to suggest a nickname. Finally, “FUSO” was chosen from among the suggestions. Fusō is the Japanese pronunciation of “fusang,” an old Chinese word referring to the “sun’s origin,” or, Japan. The Canter light truck has now celebrated its 60th birthday and is represented in 70 markets around the world.

Daimler AG acquired a 43 percent shareholding in Mitsubishi Fuso in 2003, as a spin-off of Mitsubishi Motor Corporation’s Truck & Bus Division. Since 2011, Daimler has held a stake of just under 90 percent. FUSO trucks are produced in Kawasaki, Japan, Oragadam near Chennai, India, and Tramagal, Portugal.