Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. announces completion of Campus Plus project investment
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC; headquarters: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President and CEO Hartmut Schick), under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, in line with its Vision to drive the commercial vehicles industry into the future, announces the completion of its Campus Plus project investment, first launched in 2017.
The Campus Plus project consolidated MFTBC’s operations in Kawasaki into the main Kawasaki Plant (K1). As part of this project, a new Product Center was constructed, housing the corporate headquarters, R&D and various product-related departments. The building features 10,792 square meters of office space on five floors.
The Product Center is designed to symbolize the centrality of the customer in product design. The fifth floor houses departments like product planning, lifecycle management and the corporate headquarters as the “top of the cup” into which customer research and feedback enter the product development process. The fourth and third floors house R&D, where customer needs are prioritized when developing advanced technologies like connectivity, autonomous driving, safety and electrification. Finally, the second and first floors are dedicated to the state-of-the-art Design Center, where all new FUSO vehicles and some Bharat Benz vehicles will be designed.
Other offices in the Kawasaki Plant have been upgraded with open working spaces, collaborative layouts and new video conference facilities. The gym, shower and canteen have also been fully renovated to improve the comfort and wellness of all workers at the plant. In all, 9.4 billion yen was invested over 2017 and 2018 in these new facilities.
Head of Daimler Truck & Bus Martin Daum, and Daimler AG Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener visited Japan to commemorate the opening of the Product Center, the Design Center and the completion of the investment in Campus Plus.
Mr. Daum said “The Kawasaki Plant stands at the center of Daimler Trucks Asia’s constellation of global production facilities. Within Daimler Trucks, the Kawasaki Plant stands as an important pillar in our globally integrated technology and product development network. And now, with the completion of the Campus Plus investment, the Kawasaki Plant has become one of the best places to work in the commercial vehicles industry.”
Mr. Wagener commented that “To create innovative products, you need innovative spaces. The new Design Center, at the heart of the Product Center, allows DTA to bring the same creative process and holistic design approach to trucks and buses as we do to our passenger cars.”
FUSO at a Glance
FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5–49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.
MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2018, the company sold 164,000 vehicles including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses under the FUSO brand, with 89.29% of its shares owned by Daimler AG and10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks division of Daimler AG.