Mitsubishi Fuso plant in Portugal celebrates 60 years

Mitsubishi Fuso plant in Portugal celebrates 60 years

Founded in 1964, the Tramagal plant has produced over 260,000 vehicles and now continues that work with a new focus on sustainability.

Daimler Truck recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of its Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Europe S.A. (MFTE) production facility in Tramagal, Portugal. Daimler notes that the plant is one of the largest employers in the region and the third-biggest automobile manufacturer in Portugal. In 2023, the plant built and delivered approximately 11,800 trucks to customers, establishing an all-time production record for the facility, according to Daimler Trucks. MFTE serves as Fuso’s production hub for the light-duty truck Canter and eCanter for the European markets.

In the 60 years since production began, Daimler Trucks tells us more than 260,000 units have been manufactured in Tramagal, including Fuso’s light-duty Canter, which the plant started producing in 1980. Today, the vehicles assembled at MFTE are shipped to 33 European markets and to Morocco.

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A Fuso eCanter 7C18e, which was produced at the Tramagal facility.

Daimler Trucks says since 2022, the plant has achieved CO2-neutrality on the balance sheet in its operations, thanks to on-site generation of green electricity and other measures. The plant aims to become a climate-positive facility and is improving their ecological strategy continuously, according to Daimler Trucks, which adds that MFTE is also testing technologies for the local production of green hydrogen. Another measure in the field of sustainability is the reduction of water consumption, and Daimler Trucks tells us MFTE’s new water treatment plant already treats over 60 percent of process water and returns it to the production cycle. At the same time, a rainwater collection system is in the works for more sustainable irrigation of the green areas.

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