Clark, Pampanga, March 31, 2022 — As we continue the drive for PUV Modernization, 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 participated once again at the Clark Commercial Vehicle Show held last March 31 to April 1, 2022, at Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino, Clark, Pampanga with the theme, “Transport Cooperatives Transformation towards the New Normal”.
Considered as the Philippines’ Culinary Capital, Pampanga offers more than just a great introduction to Filipino food. Just a couple of hours away from Manila, Pampanga is also classified as a first-class and highly urbanized city surrounded with industries from automotive and agricultural businesses to forestry. SFP believes that the introduction of the FUSO modern PUVs to the city will help transport cooperatives in showcasing the efficient, safe, and accessible modern transportation system.
“This is a very timely event, given all the issues that our public transport system is facing at the moment – from the shift to the PUV Modernization Program, the continuation of the challenges of this pandemic, and skyrocketing price of fuel all over, I am very hopeful that this congress will help us all figure out what our next steps should be moving forward in order to best support the public transport sector through these issues. To that end, we have filed the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program Act and the Transportation Cooperatives Development Loan Fund Act to enable our transport cooperatives to effectively modernize.” says Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri.
This program of the national government is a comprehensive system reform that can entirely change the Public Land Transportation system. As the country works toward economic recovery, the Clark Commercial Vehicle Show is a good venue to discuss the issues and concerns of transport cooperatives that support the shift to PUV modernization.
Part of the event program is a presentation of the brand’s modern PUV. SFP showcased the powerful performance, reliability, and durability of both FUSO Canter Commute (Class II) and FUSO Canter Express (Class III).
Moving forward, SFP is committed to tie-up with more transport cooperatives in support of the Philippines’ PUVMP. SFP believes that FUSO products can meet the goal of a more sustainable public transportation system for the country.
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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.