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New Fuso trucks to be exported to Indonesia

Team OD  | Updated: July 02, 2014, 05:39 PM IST

Daimler India commercial vehicles, which manufactures Fuso trucks at its Chennai plant, and Mitsubishi Fuso truck and bus corporation will now be opening up more of their offerings in Indonesia. Barely a month after launching Fuso trucks in Zimbabwe, the brand  will now be exporting new trucks to the south-east Asian archipelago.


Fuso already enjoys a substantial market presence in Indonesia, having sold 280,000 units in the country across light-medium and heavy duty segments. The new trucks, claimed to be robust and fuel-efficient, will be distributed by P.T. Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB).

This step is taken by Daimler Trucks Asia in an effort to strengthen its market presence in the continent. Japan-based Mitsubishi Fuso truck and bus corp and Daimler India commercial vehicles fall under the collective

New Fuso trucks to be exported to Indonesia

New FUSO trucks export to Indonesia begins ·One of the key export markets in Asia for Daimler under Asia Business Model. .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, started shipping of its robust DICV-made FUSO trucks to Indonesia, the key strategic market in Asia. With the new range of trucks, the company aims to fuel additional momentum in the market where FUSO has established itself as the leading commercial vehicle brand. FUSO is the market leader in Indonesia with a market share of 45.4% and in the light-duty truck segment (5-8 tons GVW) served by the Colt Diesel, the company continues to prove its leadership position with a market share of 53.1% percent in (Jan – Dec) 2013. The company has sold over 280,000 units in Indonesia across light-medium and heavy duty segments. These robust and fuel-efficient trucks, newly developed to meet the ever demanding customer expectations in the growth markets, reinforce FUSO's leading presence in Asia and Africa. Rigorous testing has been assessed under the most strenuous driving conditions to ensure maximum reliability of the trucks. The new FUSO trucks have already arrived and are sold in Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and Brunei, and are now on their way to Indonesia, with already truck orders placed from the company's local distributer. The company has reached its one millionth sales milestone in 2013 since its market entry in 1970. Mitsubishi Fuso products for Indonesia are distributed by P.T. Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB). MFTBC holds 18% of KTB shares. 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. 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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