Cagayan de Oro City – On September 30, a total of ten (10) additional units of FUSO Canter Commute (Class 2) Modern PUV were successfully turned over to the valued partners of PN Roa Canitoan Transport Cooperative (PONTRANSCO) by Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) and Fast Autoworld Philippines Corporation (FAPC) – FUSO Cagayan de Oro.
In 2021, PONTRANSCO has initially acquired FUSO Class 2 Modern PUV as they made their move to the PUV modernization. Their choice has always been FUSO vehicle due to its proven reliability and performance. The partnership developed a shared commitment to provide durable, comfortable, and safe transport solutions. This dedication ensures that commuters receive the best transportation experience and satisfaction while also delivering success to both businesses.
Mr. Noriyuki Sekita, EVP for SFP Sales and Marketing mentioned in his speech, “The addition of these new vehicles to PONTRANSCO not only enhances our operational capacity but also reflects our continuous commitment to providing the highest level of quality products and services to our valued customers.”
PONTRANSCO officially sent the FUSO Canter Commute Modern PUVs on the road of Bayabas (R1) and Cogon Market in Cagayan de Oro City. PONTRANSCO Manager, Ms. Luzminda Escobidal said the Barangay Bayabas-to-Cogon Public Market route is their second after the PN Roa Calaanan-Relocation-Cogon Public Market and vice versa.
With its reliable quality, the Class 2 public utility vehicles can fit 20 people in side-facing seats while still accommodating 10 more standing passengers. Comfort-wise, it is equipped with air-conditioning vents that are mounted overhead to give the interior an equal distribution of airflow.
FUSO Modern PUV is also compliant based on the requirements set by the Philippine National Standards (PNS 2126:2017), not only ensuring customer’s safety but also simultaneously making commuting more convenient.
“FUSO will continue to support the PUV modernization program by providing quality vehicles for the betterment of our public transportation system. We are committed to the continuous improvement of our products for the benefit of our trusted business partner, our customers.” said Ms. Nolyn Mae De Guzman, Assistant Manager for SFP Marketing.
The expansion of PONTRANSCO’s fleet marks a significant milestone in its ongoing partnership. SFP is confident that these modern PUVs will continue to support PONTRANSCO’s commitment to providing efficient and dependable transportation solution to the neighborhood of Cagayan de Oro.
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Sojitz Corporation at a Glance
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.
Daimler Truck Asia at a Glance
Daimler Truck 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 90 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.”
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 90 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, the first all-electric light-duty truck in series-production 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 Truck 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.
FUSO at a Glance
FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, offering a range of commercial vehicles from light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses to industrial engines and connectivity solutions for over 170 markets worldwide. A longstanding landmark in Japan’s commercial vehicle landscape, the brand has leveraged Japanese quality and craftsmanship over the decades. FUSO is particularly renowned for its offerings in the light-duty segment. The Canter light-duty truck claims the top market share in various markets around the world. In 2017 the eCanter became the first series produced all-electric light-duty truck in Japan, establishing FUSO as a pioneer in eMobility. FUSO promises customers a “Future Together,” a bold claim that continues to drive the brand’s contributions to safe and sustainable transport. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the FUSO brand, another milestone in its continuing legacy of setting benchmarks in efficiency, safety, and comfort.