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Daimler Trucks Asia starts producing Fuso vehicles in Kenya

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles CEO noted that Fuso trucks are being built in Africa for Africa. (Image source: Daimler Trucks)

Daimler Trucks Asia has begun production of its new Fuso range in Kenya

Fuso vehicles will be manufactured at the AVA assembly plant in Mombasa, Daimler Trucks Asia noted in a statement.

“We have been successfully exporting completely built-up all-new robust Fuso vehicles from India for almost three years – and now we enter the next stage with the assembly of vehicles in Africa, for Africa,” said Erich Nesselhauf, managing director and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

Simba Colt Motors has been a partner of the Fuso brand for 48 years and AVA has been involved in the assembly of Fuso products imported from Japan since 1982.

The process of adding the Fuso 2523C heavy-duty truck to the AVA assembly plant’s portfolio took five months, with further models from the range to also be added.

“It also marks another significant development of Daimler’s business on the continent just weeks after the grand opening of the Daimler’s regional centre in Nairobi, which brings us closer to our commercial vehicle customers in East, Central and West Africa,” added Nesselhauf.

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