50,000th FUSO Canter Light-Duty Truck Sold in Australia
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, celebrated its delivery of its 50,000th Canter light-duty truck sold in Australia to StarTrack, one of Australia’s leading road and air freight operators. This Australian milestone follows another important milestone for Canter in 2013, with Canter celebrating its 50th birthday earlier this year.
"The Canter is a real success story for us, and if you speak with the customers, it is easy to see why. Customers really appreciate the high quality of the product. They are especially happy with the reliability and operability of this truck. Our customers also give high marks for the safety features, serviceability and fuel efficiency built in to the Canter. People trust Canter to help them to run their businesses successfully year in, year out. We design our trucks for business, and we are happy that our customers notice this," says Mr. Kai-Uwe Seidenfuss, MFTBC Senior Vice President of Sales & After Sales.
“In the first half of 2013, Canter has enjoyed a significant lift in market share and we are currently on track to see Canter achieve its highest market share in over 20 years,” said Richard Eyre, General Manager for FUSO trucks and buses in Australia. “The ongoing support we get from our customers, and strong share increase in the first half of 2013, is confirmation and a testament to Canters’ ongoing reliability and value for money. In fact, today’s Canter buyer has more choice than ever before and they get more for their money. Our model range, back up programs and special offers has never been as comprehensive or as strong as they are today.”
“Over the years, FUSO like StarTrack has evolved to meet the needs of its customers. One thing that has not changed is the commitment to customer service. We are delighted to receive the 50,000th Canter vehicle,” said Mr. Stephen Cleary, StarTrack Chief Executive Officer.
“StarTrack has been purchasing FUSO trucks since the 80s, and the Canter and Fighter models currently make up more than half of our fleet. The Canter offers driver comfort, reliability and fuel efficiency that helps keep our business moving forward,” said Mr. Scott Gardiner, StarTrack Manager Multihaul and Fleet Operations.