Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation based in Kawasaki City, in line with its vision of leading the commercial vehicle industry into the future, made an announcement today about the delivery of 2 eCanter all-electric light-duty trucks to Tokyo Nohin Daiko Co., Ltd. Which is based in Ichikawa City.
As a group firm of integrated logistics’ firm SENKO Group Holdings, Tokyo Nohin Daiko takes charge of its fashion logistics business. eCanter of FUSO picked up by Tokyo Nohin Daiko is the very first Japan’s “hanger-rack” body electric vehicle, which allows carriers to hang outfit on the rack inside of the vehicle body for avoiding damage. The hanger-rack body eCanters will be employed exclusively to carry Louis Vuitton products to Louis Vuitton retail outlets in Tokyo. In addition to this, these will be the first electric trucks launched by Senko Group Holdings.
The SENKO Group has been indorsing “Green Logistics,” and as a group firm, Tokyo Nohin Daiko has been actively launching CNG vehicles, clean diesel vehicles, and hybrid vehicles to reduce carbon dioxides’ emissions. Tokyo Nohin Daiko has also been addressing environmental problems in the automotive industry employing what it calls “Modal Shift” by shifting from truck to railroad transportation. Where Louis Vuitton Japan’s headquarters is based In Europe, there has been increased interest in addressing environmental protection issues, which is resulting in growing needs & demands toward environment-friendly logistics networks on an international scale.
In 2014 Tokyo Nohin Daiko and Louis Vuitton Japan introduced zero-carbon dioxide electric vehicles (light-weight freight vehicles) as a pioneering initiative. At this time, with MFTBC’s cutting-edge technology & support, Tokyo Nohin Daiko is able to launch the 7.5-ton all-electric light-duty truck eCanter.
President of Tokyo Nohin Daiko, Ito stated that we logistics providers do business on public roads. We have the goal of protecting the environment as part of our business operations. Electric truck of FUSO is also highly evaluated by Louis Vuitton Japan. We will be promoting our operation of the eCanter as a symbol of our firm.