Kawasaki Plant 75th Anniversary

Kawasaki Plant 75th Anniversary

November 2016 marked the 75th anniversary of Mitsubishi Fuso’s major production facility – the Kawasaki Plant – that was opened in 1941. As the mother plant for the Fuso brand, the Kawasaki Plant manufactures commercial vehicles for the Japanese market and exports complete built units and KD kits to more than 160 international markets.

For its long-standing history it has seen the line-off of: the first heavy-duty truck T33 with 8t loading capacity built in 1955, the first Canter T720 in 1963, the Canter Eco Hybrid in 2006 and the new Canter in 2016. The plant will soon make history once again with the production of the all-new electric truck eCanter in 2017. The cumulative production reached more than 6.5 million units in 2016.

Being part of Daimler Trucks’ global production network, MFTBC will further seek improvements in production and logistics efficiencies to continue its heritage of Japanese quality.

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