FUSO’s legacy of producing innovative, economic, and functional vehicles was honoured on Thursday 5th July during the launch of the newly designed Canter at ANSA Motors’ Chaguanas location. Lead Executives from the brand’s parent company, Daimler Latina, joined together with ANSA Motors executive team, staff members, platinum customers and distinguished guests to launch the very popular FUSO Canter.
Mr. Rishi Basdeo, Director of ANSA Motors, stated that “for decades ANSA Motors has been actively involved in the commercial truck business; becoming a long term leader in the truck and bus segment”. This has allowed for significant growth and the development of lifelong partnerships with local businesses in the Distribution, Construction, and Haulage Sectors. Mr. Basdeo insisted that FUSO is here to stay as “the name itself is derived from an ancient Chinese word: Fusang, originally referring to a sacred tree, identified as the hibiscus, said to grow at a spot in the east where the sun rises; a tree that is also deeply rooted in the culture of Trinidad and Tobago”.
Daimler Latina’s Fleet Manager, Mr. Ronny Klapper, commended ANSA Motors for being one of the top dealerships in the region, especially considering the size of the island. Mr. Klapper spoke about FUSO’s transformation and progression and the next steps for their brands, including development of CNG and Electric models. He indicated that ANSA Motors will play a crucial role as partner in the coming years.