Fuso building a solid strategy
Fuso has a new boss in SA as well as a new model and more trucks rolling off the production line
Fuso has made some significant announcements in the past month, one being the appointment of a new head of the business and the other being the expansion of the FJ truck range. Ziyad Gaba has been appointed as the head of Fuso Southern Africa, effective July 1 2017. In this position, he will succeed Naeem Hassim, who will assume his new responsibility as the head of Daimler’s Regional Centre for Commercial Vehicles in central Africa. "Ziyad’s impressive track record speaks for itself, but it his attitude and work ethic that made him the perfect candidate for the role," says Jasper Hafkamp, executive director of Daimler Trucks and Buses southern Africa. "Our ambition with Fuso Trucks is to continue to grow the brand in southern Africa and there is no one better suited to take on this task. Gaba takes over at a time when the firm has expanded its FJ range with the introduction of the FJ 26-280C for the construction sector. It offers a direct-injection diesel engine, rated at 205kW-2,2...