Fuso And Nissan Cooperate On Supply Of Light Duty Trucks
By Anuja Abraham
Daimler’s Japanese commercial vehicles subsidiary, Fuso is expanding its business with light-duty trucks in its core market Japan. Fuso and the Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. reached a MoU on the mutual supply of light-duty trucks. Basis for this agreement is the strategic partnership between Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
The agreement seeks to use both manufacturers’ expertise to further strengthen business with light-duty trucks in Japan. Through economies of scale, the mutual supply of vehicles will help lower development and manufacturing costs. Moreover, efficiency and productivity will be enhanced significantly on both sides.
The arrangement provides for the Fuso Canter light-duty truck (5 tonnes GVW) to be supplied to Nissan. In return, Nissan will make the Atlas F24 light-duty truck (below 5 tonnes GVW) available to Fuso, which will consequently expand the Fuso product range in the future. Timing and scope of the mutual supply will be specified in a detailed agreement at a later time.