Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Europe-sociedade Europeia De Automoveis Sa (MFTE), Tramagal, Portugal, has started delivery of FUSO Canter light-duty trucks to Morocco. This marks an important milestone to deliver trucks outside Europe for the first time in MFTE’s 50-year history, according to the company.

“Our sales in Africa have been very strong driven by its domestic demand in infrastructure and transportation sectors. With additional new products in the pipeline, we plan to further grow with the market in the medium- to long-term,” said Yasuyuki Sudo, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) Director of Sales & Market Management EMEA/Americas/Oceania.

According to Sudo, the company is significantly increasing its sales in Africa with 7,300 trucks and buses sold in the first nine months of 2014 (+37 percent). In Morocco, sales increased to 1,400 units in the same period representing a strong show for the company (+15 percent). Reflecting MFTBC’s momentum in the overall African continent, the company had just launched its latest Canter light-duty truck for South Africa where the trucks are being produced and distributed locally since September 2014.