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March 28, 2022updated 29 Mar 2022 1:18pm

Daimler Trucks’ Fuso claims Asia leadership

Indonesia sales increased 43%.

By Graeme Roberts

Daimler Truck boosted 2021 unit sales 20% to 455,400 units worldwide.

The Truck Asia segment, including Fuso, achieved 30.1% above the previous year in global sales and claimed top share in key international markets.

In Indonesia, the largest overseas market by volume, sales increased 43% due to recovering demand. Local distributor MFTBC managed to take advantage of this trend, claiming the top position in the local commercial vehicles market with a share of 46.7%.

“A consistently strong performance in the light-duty segment supported this achievement,” the automaker said in a statement.

In Singapore, Fuso claimed 20% of commercial vehicle sales, and in Taiwan, a 33.6% share, gaining on the 2020 result.

In Europe, Fuso booked a 10-year high in sales volume, claiming the top market share in the light-duty truck segment at 37.1%. Continuing demand for last mile delivery trucks amidst pandemic restrictions bolstered Canter sales.

The new Canter with improved design and safety features was launched successfully in 2021, in time to meet such customer needs.

Fuso also topped sales charts in New Zealand, where recovering demand, a growing dealership network, and new models in recent years contributed to a market share of 19.7%. The 2021 sales results are a new record for the distributor Fuso New Zealand.

“The order intake in the final months of 2021 developed positively, with December figures marking 54% above previous year levels,” Daimler Trucks said.

It was “confident this trend will aid further achievements through 2022, despite industry-wide headwinds.”

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