KAWASAKI: Daimler Trucks further improves its Japan-based subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and has officially opened the new Product Center building and Design Center at the Kawasaki Plant.
The new building encompasses the corporate headquarters, R&D and design functions of the company, and is part of a large-scale modernization at MFTBC.
“The FUSO brand is an essential and successful member of Daimler Trucks. In 2018, it contributed about one-third of total sales and plays a vital role when it comes to future topics such as electric driving. The new Product Center and Design Center in the Kawasaki Plant manifests that we are continuously investing in the future of FUSO and Japan,” says Martin Daum, board member of Daimler AG responsible for Trucks & Buses.
Within the new product center is the new FUSO Design Center, where 50 experts in design, digital design and engineering work to define a common design strategy to all future FUSO vehicles – called the FUSO CODE.
The team currently is actively working on the next Canter and eCanter generation, as well as resolving the specific challenges of an e-truck.
Within this year, seven outlets across Japan, from Hokkaido to Tokyo to Kyushu, are set to be refurbished in order to assist electric and connected commercial vehicles more efficiently from a service perspective.