On behalf of UD Trucks I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of you for your support and wish you the best in 2021.

In grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the world was reminded of just how important logistics is for a modern functioning society. I am deeply moved by the drivers and front line personnel working day and night to ensure trucks keep moving to deliver the necessities people depend on every day. These actions have made a world of difference.

In the midst of these uncertain and unprecedented times, I think creating a more sustainable society is more important than ever. Our values as a company and willingness to work openly with stakeholders to find solutions to any challenge are at the heart of Better Life – our higher purpose and driving force to make life better for people and the planet.

In October 2020, Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors signed binding agreements as part of the Strategic Alliance. UD Trucks will be transferred to Isuzu Motors as part of this process. After the transfer, UD Trucks will continue business as usual, further strengthening the UD Trucks brand while taking advantage of efficiencies and leading technologies that the alliance will bring.

With COVID-19 vaccines beginning to roll out worldwide, hopefully COVID-19 will be eradicated in 2021. We wish everyone a safe and healthy year ahead and thank you for your continuous support.

Takamitsu Sakamaki,
President UD Trucks