Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (“MFTBC”, Headquarters: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, President and CEO: Karl Deppen) announces that its Material Lab located at Kawasaki Plant has been certified by the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (“NITE”) to ISO/IEC17025:2017 (general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories). This international certification shows that the lab is competent to perform three types of testing (“Vickers/Knoop hardness test”, “Rockwell hardness test” and “Brinell hardness test”) related to hardness of ferrous/non-ferrous metals and “Anti-corrosion spray test” used to check corrosion resistance of materials and surface coatings.
ISO/IEC17025:2017 is a highly regarded accreditation designed to measure technical competence in laboratory environments. It is used to implement a quality system aimed at improving the ability to consistently produce valid results. This standard affords FUSO brand products more credibility both in domestic and overseas markets and demonstrates the reliability of its testing to stakeholders including customers. Not only is it a formal recognition of laboratories, it is also a demonstration of the laboratory’s commitment to a secure and established quality system.
Since its establishment in 2017, MFTBC’s Material Lab in Kawasaki Japan has been investigating and analyzing materials and substances used in products. This ISO/IEC17025:2017 certification confirms the ability of the company to control the quality and reliability of the tests conducted in the lab. MFTBC is the second entity within the Daimler Truck Group to obtain this certification, following Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) in India.
The acquisition of ISO/IEC17025:2017 is in line with MFTBC’s Quality Policy, which was updated in September 2021. As part of the company’s pledge to become more customer-centric and to pursue maximum quality in all corporate activities, the policy states that “The Company is committed to continually improving customer experience by providing world-class mobility solutions through empowered employees, Customer First initiatives, superior quality products, customer-centric services, and commitment to society and the planet.” MFTBC will continue its corporate activities with quality control as the highest priority in all aspects of the product value chain.
Certificate of Accreditation issued by NITE
MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, with 89.29% of its shares owned by Daimler Truck AG and 10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. An icon in the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with a longstanding history of 90 years with its FUSO brand, MFTBC manufactures a range of commercial vehicles including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses, and industrial engines for over 170 markets worldwide. In 2017, MFTBC introduced the eCanter, the first all-electric light-duty truck in series-production and in 2019, the Super Great – Japan’s first heavy-duty truck fitted with Level 2 Automated Driving Support Technology, a benchmark in the Japanese commercial vehicle market. MFTBC operates under the umbrella of Daimler Truck Asia, together with its partner organization Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) in India. This strategic unit allows the entities to collaborate on areas such as product development, parts sourcing and production to provide the best value to customers.
Daimler Truck Asia at a Glance
Daimler Truck Asia (DTA), under Daimler Truck AG, is an organizational unit that jointly operates Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) – an icon in the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with 90 years of history with its FUSO brand – and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), an up and rising challenger in the Indian market. DTA adopts a strategic business model that allows its group entities to collaborate on product development, production, exports, sourcing and research activity to provide innovative, cutting-edge and best value products to customers. DTA’s vision is “to develop mobility solutions to embrace a better life for people and the planet,” and is aligned with Daimler Truck’s purpose, “For all who keep the world moving.”