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Fuso trucks launched in Zimbabwe

Team OD  | Updated: May 21, 2014, 03:37 PM IST

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a subsidiary of Daimler AG, Germany, along with Mitsubish Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Japan (MFTBC), announced that Fuso has begun selling its trucks in Zimbabwe. This is Fuso's 35th entry into the African market and Daimler's fourth. Fuso trucks are currently present in Sri Lanka and three African countries – Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania. They will be sold through Zimoco, an exclusive authorised local distributor.

FUSO-FJ-Zimbabwe-press-shotThe company manufactures trucks at the Oragadam plant in TN

The Fuso truck range is manufactured at the DICV's Oragadam plant in Tamil nadu. There are five trucks in the model range, Medium/Heavy-duty (25 – 49 tonnes) 'FJ', 'FO' and 'FZ' and Light/Medium-duty (9 – 16 tonnes) called 'FA' and 'FI'.
DICV says Fuso has strong growth potential in Africa as the company has almost doubled its sales volume in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to that of 2013. Fuso plans to add further markets in Asia and Africa to strengthen its market presence.

Fuso Trucks press release

New FUSO trucks from Chennai launched in Zimbabwe Ø Daimler Trucks Asia strengthens its footprint in strategic regions of Africa. Ø Zimbabwe is the 5th Export market for trucks from DICV – FUSO already present in 35 African countries. Ø Aimed at offering wider choice for customers. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany along with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Japan (MFTBC), a Daimler Company, launched its robust DICV-made trucks in Zimbabwe, making it the 4th African market since the start of export in May 2013. As a part of the first 15 export markets for DICV under the new Asia Business Model, the Zimbabwe market is a potential market in Africa. The trucks will be sold through the exclusive dealer, ZIMOCO, an authorized local distributor in Zimbabwe. These trucks are already present in the markets of Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zambia and Tanzania with more markets to follow in Africa and Asia. The FUSO truck range manufactured at DICV's Oragadam plant comprise 5 models spanning Medium/Heavy-duty (25 – 49 tonnes referred to as 'FJ', 'FO' & 'FZ') and Light/Medium-duty (9 – 16 tonnes referred to as 'FA' & 'FI'). The robust, fuel-efficient trucks, developed to meet the ever demanding customer expectations in the growth markets, reinforce FUSO's leading presence in Africa. Rigorous testing has been conducted under most strenuous driving conditions to ensure maximum reliability of the trucks. FUSO is already showing strong growth potential in Africa with presence in over 35 markets, and almost doubling sales in the first quarter of 2014 to 2,000 units, compared to the same period in 2013. With the addition of this new range of trucks into its product portfolio, FUSO offers its customers a wider choice of Trucks that are robust, reliable and fuel efficient, backed by robust distribution network. With a clear view on the growth potential in Africa, FUSO is in preparation to continuously add further markets to its strong market presence. Daimler Trucks Asia expects to gain additional growth momentum in the future markets on top of the current existing markets from its new Asia Business Model introduced in 2013. The new business model creates synergies by bundling the strengths of the Japan-based Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) under the Umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia.


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