UD Trucks celebrate 80 years in the business


During 2015, UD Trucks will be celebrating its 80th anniversary of its foundation in 1935. Founder Kenzo Adachi believed that trucks must be durable, fuel efficient, offer high uptime and ample loading capacity. Over the past 80 years, UD Trucks has developed products that meet these criteria, while also reducing the total cost of ownership.

“All of us at UD Trucks, from product development to manufacturing and sales, have been united in applying our founder’s passion for trucks,” said UD Trucks president, Yos hihiro Murakami.  “Always providing the best solutions to transportation challenges, UD Trucks will continue to support the development of the logistics industry and contribute to the economic growth of the countries it operates in for the next 80 years, by introducing the best solutions and utilizing the cutting-edge technologies of the time.” 

With the brand promise of “Going the Extra Mile“, UD Trucks offers products with a high level of fuel efficiency, uptime, reliability, durability, drivability, while meeting today’s demanding safety and environmental standards with modern technology.

To celebrate UD Trucks 80th anniversary, a brand new UD Experience Center will be opened in May in Japan and its new headquarters building will be completed in July, both at the main factory site in Ageo, Japan.

UD Trucks has been present in South Africa since 1962, and over the past 53 years it has been the professionalism, passion and dependability of the people who have been part of the UD Trucks family, that have carried the brand to reach multiple milestones and successes. 

“Throughout its rich and diverse history in the region, UD Trucks has produced legendary vehicles that have built an outstanding reputation in the local transport industry.  This is mainly due to their unrelenting reliability, versatile performance and suitability to local road and operating conditions,” said Rory Schulz, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa.

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