Daimler exports Fuso trucks from Chennai
Aiming to grow in Asia, the company is expanding distribution for 2014.
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) along with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation ( MFTBC), Japan, a Daimler company, has started shipping Fuso trucks to Indonesia from the DICV plant in Chennai.
With the new range of trucks, the company wants to add momentum in a market where Fuso had already established as leading commercial vehicle brand.
The new models are based on the same technical Daimler Trucks product platform as the BharatBenz marquee and this enables the production of both truck brands under one roof. The trucks are distributed in Indonesia by P.T. Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB) and are being moved from India to Indonesia by Nissan Motor Car Carriers.
The new Fuso trucks are already distributed to Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and Brunei. With a clear view on the growth potential in Asia and Africa, FUSO is in preparation to continuously add further markets to its strong market presence. There are plans to expand this distribution for 2014 which includes Thailand, Malaysia, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius and the Seychelles.