FPT Industrial and Fuso, originally a Mitsubishi brand, had a cake with 15 candles, one for each of their years together. At the time, the news caused a buzz. In 2007, it was not so obvious that the Daimler Group would draw on the road technology assets of FPT Industrial, which at the time had taken over Iveco Motors just two years before. Iveco, with which it was intimately linked within the CNH Industrial Group, and with which it became even more closely related after the multiple spin-off (HERE a report from the Capital Markets Day).
FPT and Fuso up to 2030
According to the press release, FPT Industrial and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation celebrated their partnership that has been going on uninterruptedly for 15 years and which appears destined to be further strengthened after the agreement reached between the two companies to expand and extend their collaboration until 2030. An integral part of Daimler Truck, Mitsubishi Fuso is headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan, and manufactures trucks, buses and industrial engines for more than 170 markets worldwide. The manufacturer’s Fuso brand, whose products range from the iconic light-duty Canter truck to the heavy-duty Super Great, has been an icon in the Japanese commercial vehicle industry for more than 90 years. The partnership agreement was first signed in 2007, and since 2010 FPT Industrial has delivered more than 500,000 F1C engines to Mitsubishi Fuso, helping to make Fuso commercial vehicles ever more high-performance, efficient and sustainable. The anniversary was celebrated on 15 July during the Beyond – Iveco Group Days event. Sylvain Blaise, President of Iveco Group’s Powertrain Business Unit, presented a commemorative award plaque to Parthasarathy Thota, Head of Procurement at Daimler Truck Asia.
Sylvain Blaise and Parthasarathy Thota
“Our relationship with Fuso perfectly represents our vision in terms of partnership,” commented Sylvain Blaise, “which is based on shared values, a common path and the pursuit of the same goal. Fuso and FPT Industrial are moving forward together in the same direction, to go beyond ‘quality and performance’ and aim for excellence with a positive impact on our customers and society“.
“FPT Industrial has been a valuable partner for Mitsubishi Fuso for many years,” added Parthasarathy Thota, Head of Procurement at Daimler Truck Asia. “The brand shares a commitment to providing reliable, efficient and safe products to our global customers, and we look forward to continuing our close cooperation.”