FUSO History

The Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation is one of Asia's leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles, located in Kawasaki (Japan), and an integral part of Daimler AG. With a stake of 89.3%, Daimler AG is the main shareholder alongside the Mitsubishi Corporation (10.7%).

Back in 1932, FUSO’s success story started in Japan, with a compact bus called the B46. Thirty-one years later, in 1963, the first Canter rolled off the production lines – promptly launching its own unique chapter. Since then, half a century has passed. 50 years of Canter – that's 50 years of efficiency, variability and reliability. More than four million vehicles have been produced, all of them devoted to making delivery and transportation more efficient and economical for customers on every continent.

 

 

 

1947 

First electrically powered bus MB46
with a range of 40 km

 

 

1994

Production of the first hybrid bus

 

 

1995

Presentation of the first Canter
Eco Hybrid concept vehicle

 

 

2003

FUSO becomes part of Daimler Trucks,
and is now among the world’s leading
manufacturers of trucks and buses

 

 

2006

Series production of the Canter Eco Hybrid
commences for the Japanese market

 

 

2008-2011

Europe’s largest hybrid fleet trials,
with ten Canter Eco Hybrid Euro IV
trucks in London

 

 

2010

Presentation of a Canter E-CELL study at the
IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover

 

 

2012

Launch of the 2nd generation Canter
Eco Hybrid in Japan and Europe

 

 

2014

Start of a one-year E-CELL fleet test
with eight Portuguese customers

 

 

2016

Continuation of the E-CELL
fleet tests in Stuttgart