FUSO distributor donates 126 Canter trucks to Vietnam’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign

In News, Fuso1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 25, 2021

The Truong Hai Auto Corporation, the general distributor of Fuso products in Vietnam, has donated 126 Canter trucks to the national vaccination drive in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

In response to government calls for private sector support, THACO has donated 63 units of the 4.99-tonne Canter for vaccination transport, and another 63 units of the 6.5-tonne Canter to be used as mobile vaccination and testing centres.

The light-duty trucks were produced as CKD-kits in the Fuso plant in Kawasaki, Japan, and locally assembled by THACO in their Quang Nam Province plant, located in central Vietnam. The trucks, which come with refrigeration and rear steps for easy access into the cargo area, together exceed 150 billion VND (NZ$9.5 million) in total value.

The Fuso vehicles will be operated around the country to meet the government’s goal of vaccinating 80% of the population by June 2022.

THACO has supported pandemic prevention measures since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic; in addition to this recent donation of trucks, the company has provided local municipalities with funds and medical supplies such as disinfectants, gloves, protective gear, and testing kits.

THACO was established in 1997 and has a distribution network of 33 outlets. It became the exclusive wholesale distributor and local assembly partner for Fuso products in 2017.