Mitsubishi celebrates Fuso’s 90th anniversary

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has announced its celebration of the Fuso brand’s 90th anniversary this month.

Fuso, a Daimler Truck brand, offers a range of commercial vehicles from light, medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses to industrial engines and connectivity solutions, for over 170 markets worldwide.

Fuso has launched a new brand tagline ‘Future Together’ as part of a mission to drive the brand’s contributions to safer and sustainable transport.

Under this motto, the company aims to lead the transformation of commercial vehicles together with customers in the automobile industry.

As one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, MFTBC splits its shareholders between Daimler Truck AG (89.2 per cent) and Mitsubishi group (10.7 per cent).

The ‘Fuso’ name was first used in 1932 for the B46 bus manufactured at Kobe Shipyard of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding.

The seven-metre, 38-seater bus was equipped with a seven-litre, six cylinder and 100-horsepower gasoline engine.

Following its debut, the nickname ‘FUSO’ was continued to be used for major products such as the 1946 KT1 truck, Japan’s first large cabover truck, the T380, and on Japan’s first minibus, the Rosa.

Since Fuso’s arrival in the market, the brand continues to support transportation needs in Japan and around the world.

Fuso’s first bus.

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