Pasay City, Philippines, July 9, 2022 — For this year’s Manila Commercial Vehicle Show, Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP), the general distributor of FUSO and one of the Philippines’ primary commercial vehicle distributors of brand-new trucks and buses, exhibited Class 2 and Class 3 Modern PUVs together with the Canter FE71 with Aluminum Van Body at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City last July 7 – 9, 2022.
To meet the growing demand and expand its market in Metro Manila, the FUSO light-duty trucks and modern PUVs promise world-class performance, reliability, durability, and maximum business returns, suited for logistics, supply chains, and transport cooperatives.
“As Senator, I have called on the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to expand the contracting service program, to help public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators secure their jobs as well as guarantee that fares in public transport will remain affordable,” says Hon. Risa Hontiveros, Senator, Republic of the Philippines.
As the government continues to strengthen the program of PUV modernization, many transport cooperatives still have concerns that they would like to discuss with specific authorities, making the Manila Commercial Vehicle Show an excellent platform to thresh out concerns regarding the transition of traditional jeepneys to modern vehicles.
The 3-day show consists of different co-located events from each day. National Truckers Assembly commenced on Day 1, discussing the trucks offered by the brands, specifications, and market performance. SFP presented the F-Wing, a 32 ft. Wing Van Body mounted on the robust FJ 2528R chassis.
Day 2 focused on PUVMP-Jeep Forum and Bus Operators Assembly; SFP showcased the brand’s modern PUVs Canter Commute (Class 2) and Canter Express (Class 3) displayed in the FUSO booth.
The organizer (833 Marketing) also invited the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) Metro Pacific Tollways to promote safe driving and vehicle preventive maintenance as well as organize fun activities that instill safety among participants.
FUSO has a wide presence across the Philippines to assist transport cooperatives with their modern PUV requirements. SFP encouraged transport cooperatives nationwide to switch to safer, reliable, and more convenient modernized PUVs.
Visit www.fuso.com.ph/models to browse FUSO products as well as modern PUVs. Inquire now about vehicle specifications, features, and pricing at any authorized FUSO dealership near you.
Interested? Register your interest at www.fuso.com.ph/contact-us.
John Ferd Cabeliza, Advertising and Public Relation Specialist, SFP
Phone: (02) 8234 2484 e-Mail: [email protected]
Jomary “Joms” Ilaw, Advertising and Public Relation Specialist, SFP
Phone: (02) 8234 2484 e-Mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
FUSO at a Glance
FUSO is a brand of commercial vehicles manufactured by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV). Currently, FUSO represents a holistic line-up of products and services that match the needs of customers in over 170 markets. The FUSO product positioning covers a wide spectrum, from robust and economic trucks for growth regions, to cutting-edge mobility solutions with industry-leading technology and reduced environmental impact. FUSO is particularly renowned for its offerings in the light-duty segment – the Canter light-duty truck claims the top share in various markets around the world. Throughout the decades, FUSO trucks and buses have leveraged Japanese quality and craftsmanship to set benchmarks in efficiency, safety, and comfort.
MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, with 89.29% of its shares owned by Daimler Truck AG and 10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. An icon in the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with a longstanding history of more than 85 years with its FUSO brand, MFTBC manufactures a range of commercial vehicles including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses, and industrial engines for over 170 markets worldwide. In 2017, MFTBC introduced the eCanter all-electric light-duty truck as a series-production model and in 2019, the Super Great – Japan’s first heavy-duty truck fitted with Level 2 Automated Driving Support Technology, a benchmark in the Japanese commercial vehicle market. MFTBC operates under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, together with its partner organization Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) in India. This strategic unit allows the entities to collaborate on areas such as product development, parts sourcing and production to provide the best value to customers.
Daimler Trucks Asia at a Glance
Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), under Daimler Truck AG, is an organizational unit that jointly operates Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) – an icon in the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with more than 85 years of history with its FUSO brand – and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), an up and rising challenger in the Indian market. DTA adopts a strategic business model that allows its group entities to collaborate on product development, production, exports, sourcing and research activity to provide innovative, cutting-edge and best-value products to customers. DTA’s vision is “to develop mobility solutions to embrace a better life for people and the planet,” and is aligned with Daimler Truck’s purpose, “For all who keep the world moving.”
As a general trading company, the Sojitz Group is engaged in a wide range of businesses globally, including buying, selling, importing, and exporting goods, manufacturing and selling products, providing services, and planning and coordinating projects, in Japan and overseas. The Group also invests in various sectors and conducts financing activities. The broad range of sectors in which Sojitz operates includes those related to automobiles, plants, energy, mineral resources, chemicals, foodstuff resources, agricultural and forestry resources, consumer goods, and industrial parks. Sojitz has run so many kinds of automotive business all over the world such as CKD production, wholesale, and Retail. In the case of the business in Philippine, Sojitz has been engaged to the automotive business since 1969.