Going the Extra Mile since 1935

Since the establishment of our company in 1935 to present-day UD Trucks. Read the first stories below that shaped us into the modern smart company we are today.

UD Trucks’ first female mechanic!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Nishida has been in love with automobiles, particularly trucks, since she was small, so it was natural for her to look for a mechanic job. At her busy Gemba, which takes 450-500 trucks into its workshop every month, she has been working hard on trucks with passion.

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Quester. Made to go the extra mile.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A culmination of 1.5 million engineering hours spent … 65,000 hours of testing or 400 test rigs… 650 components and trucks produced … 3.5 years from concept to serial production … a 100%-committed project team comprised of hundreds of specialists involved with differences in knowledge, experience, age and gender from all around the globe.

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A new start as UD Trucks

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

After joining the Volvo Group in 2007, the company name was changed in 2010 to UD Trucks Corporation. The ‘UD’ trademark had been a symbol of the company and its products since the 1950s.

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Birth of the flagship “Quon”

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The heavy-duty Quon, integrated with the accumulated engine technologies of the Big Thumb series, including electronics and environment-conscious technologies, hit the market in 2004 and became the company’s flagship vehicle.

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Low-emission, comfortable, safe: Big Thumb carves the way to a new era

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Environmental issues such as air pollution and global warming came under close scrutiny once the 1980s rolled around. Since then, regulatory values have gotten stricter year by year with the enactment of various automotive exhaust regulations in Europe and the United States coupled with the strictest worldwide brought into effect in Japan.

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