Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation appointed new general distributor for FUSO in the Philippines

In News, Fuso1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 25, 2018

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks, announced has appointed Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) as its new general distributor for FUSO products in the Philippines, replacing Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC). The newly formed business unit under Sojitz Corporation will assume operations in the first quarter of 2019.

“We appreciate MMPC‘s long-term support in this crucial market and are proud to tie up with SFP – a reliable local partner solely dedicated to our trucks and buses – to step up our game,” said Thomas Hilse, CEO of Daimler Commercial Vehicles South East Asia. “This new strategic set-up will allow us to ensure utmost customer dedication with our products and services at all times.”

FUSO vehicles have been sold in the Philippines since 1969.

The move to a local general distributor dedicated to commercial vehicles is part of Daimler‘s global strategy to allow its business units to exclusively focus on their respective customers‘ needs. Since 2016, Daimler has also established regional centres in major regions worldwide to strengthen relationships with its local markets and customers in the commercial vehicle sector.