Fuso 2015 growth strategy – Leader in green innovation
In its efforts to optimize total cost of ownership and reduce CO2 emissions by 7.5 percent, Fuso aims to be a leader in fuel efficiency and green innovation. This claim is based on one of the five pillars of the Fuso 2015 growth strategy, with which Fuso aims to double international sales to 200,000 units annually over the medium-term. However, Fuso not only wants to further boost sales, as it is also focusing on the development and production of sustainable commercial vehicles. “With great dedication, Fuso is forging ahead with advanced environmentally friendly technologies, focusing, on the one hand, on the optimization of conventional, fuel-efficient diesel drive technologies, and, on the other hand, on the further development of hybrid and electric drive systems,” states Gustav Tuschen, MFTBC Vice President of Product Engineering.
With a distribution reach to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines and Taiwan the new facility will provide commercial vehicle axle-brake-driveline-suspension parts – under the Meritor, TruckTechnic and Gabriel brands - to over 18 distributors in the region, along with thousands of end-user truck operators.
“Our global experience with serving our customers has enabled us to incorporate many advancements in this new distribution center complete with offices, training center, warehouse and new Oracle ERP system, as well as trained associates in efficient packaging and distribution,” said Eike Torsten Merz, Managing Director, Aftermarket & Trailer Asia Pacific, Meritor. “Our speed-to-customers in Asia Pacific will improve dramatically, as well as our ample critical-parts inventory to meet all truck-tractor-trailer service parts demands.”
We regret to infrom you that, for reasons beyond our control, Asian Trucker had to postpone our networking event. It will now be held on the 17th of May. Venue and timing remains the same, please see calendar in our website.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
There are some 600 exhibitors from accross the region and as far away as Turkey. But we are also meeting a number of familiar faces from other countries: Exorin and Wabco are exhibiting and we are having a chat with people we met at our Road Safety Seminar in Kuala Lumpur in November last year.
MAN has a bit display in the outdoor area and Mercedes is showing some interesting applications for the logging industry. Several "China Truck" manufacturers are displaying their vehicles too: Foton and DongFeng are having some large spaces in Hall A3.
The first 50 participants will join for free. Simply sign up for the event in our calendar (News). We will offer free flow of drinks and finger food from 6pm - 9pm on April 26th 2012. NEW DATE 17th May!!!
Venue: House Frankfurt, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malayisa (www.housefrankfurt.com)
Beijing – On February 18, Daimler and its Chinese partner Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. held a festive ceremony to celebrate the reception of the business license for the joint venture Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. To commemorate this event, the partners unveiled a plaque in Beijing bearing the official name of the joint venture, which will operate from the Foton Auman facility in Beijing’s Huairou district.
“By founding BFDA, we have taken another step forward in the global growth strategy of Daimler Trucks, as well as the local expansion of our product portfolio in China: Our 50 percent stake in Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive will enable us to play a major role in the Chinese truck market and give us access to the attractive volume segment,” stated Andreas Renschler, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses. “With this joint venture now fully operational, we’re sending out a clear signal that we deliver on what we promise in developing Daimler Trucks’ worldwide strategy.”