The History of Mitsubishi FUSO

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The History Of Mitsubishi FUSO

The Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation 三菱ふそうトラック・バス株式会社) is a German-owned, Japan-based of trucks and buses. It is headquartered in Kanagawa, Japan. This is one of the World’s largest truck Daimler AG of Germany owns 85% of Mitsubishi Fuso and Mitsubishi is a member of the Daimler Trucks of Daimler AG .

The name Fuso to hibiscus, an ancient name for used by the Chinese and this was the for the company’s first product in

1932: First B46 bus built and Fuso at Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Kobe Works.

1934: Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. renamed Mitsubishi Heavy Co. Ltd.

1937: MHI motor operations at Kobe Works to Tokyo Works.

1949: Motors Sales Co. Ltd. (Renamed Mitsubishi Fuso Sales Co. Ltd. in 1952)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is into three companies: Japan Heavy Industries, Central Japan Heavy Ltd. and West Japan Industries, Ltd.

1952: Japan Heavy Industries, renamed Shin Mitsubishi Industries, Ltd.; West Heavy Industries, Ltd. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. East Japan Heavy Ltd. renamed Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

1957: MNHI integrates and Kawasaki Works into the Motor Vehicle Works.

Mitsubishi Nippon Heavy Ltd. Shin Mitsubishi Industries, Ltd. and Mitsubishi and Engineering Co. Ltd. merged to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,

Mitsubishi Fuso Motors and Mitsubishi Motors Sales Co. to form Mitsubishi Motors Co.

1970: MHI signs joint agreement with Chrysler Mitsubishi Motors Corporation established. MHI transfers motor operations to MMC.

1975: MMC Nakatsu Plant at its Tokyo Vehicle Works.

1980: MMC commissions Kitsuregawa Grounds.

1982: Fuso celebrates 50th anniversary.

MMC merges with Mitsubishi Sales Co. Ltd.

1985: MMC and Corporation establish joint-equity Mitsubishi Truck of America, in the United States.

1993: MMC and Corporation dissolve equity

1999: MMC and AB Volvo enter and operational alliance covering and bus operations. AB Volvo acquires 5% of MMC

2001: DaimlerChrysler replaces AB as MMC’s strategic alliance in the truck and bus sector. MMC renames Plant the Truck and Bus Production (referred to externally as the Kawasaki

2003: Mitsubishi Fuso and Bus Corporation established.

DaimlerChrysler, Motors Corporation and other group companies acquire stakes of 43%, 42% and 15% respectively in

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2004: Daimler AG, Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi group hold shares of 65%, 20% and 15% as MMC sold part of its MFTBC to Daimler AG, then DaimlerChrysler.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation rest of its MFTBC shares to as a major part of the agreement of for financial damages resulting quality issues and recalls at Daimler AG, then DaimlerChrylser and group companies hold of 85% and 15% respectively

2006: MFTBC relocated the from Tokyo to Kawasaki-shi,

Daimler AG (85%), Mitsubishi companies (15%)

Fuso are mostly developed and built in The facilities include:

Kitsuregawa Ground

Kawasaki Plant and Development Center


Oye Bus Plant

Mitsubishi Fuso Bus Co. Ltd. in Fuchu-machi, Nei-gun,

The Canter is being manufactured by Fuso in Tramagal/Portugal since Tramagal is located 150 km north of The factory achieves a production of 15,000 units per year and with approximately 480 employees April 2005).

100,000 vehicles have produced to date. High quality standards certified ISO-standards, combined with a track and extensive final and quality checks lead to a and reliable truck –

The European Sales Headquarter of Mitsubishi is located in Stuttgart, Germany.

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