New Year's greeting from President UD Trucks

UD Trucks Press release | January 07, 2022

On behalf of UD Trucks, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year. In 2022, we look forward to helping create sustainable transportation solutions that make life better for people and the planet.


The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to pose tremendous challenges globally. Beyond the ongoing health crisis, supply chain constraints are impacting businesses everywhere. In these trying times, I am humbled to know just how important logistics is to a well-functioning society. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our customers and business partners for their unwavering support.

In 2021, UD Trucks ownership was transferred from Volvo Group to Isuzu Motors, as part of a strategic alliance between Volvo and Isuzu. For UD Trucks, this alliance will bring about greater economies of scale and investment in next generation technologies that will drive cleaner and more sustainable solutions across our industry.

Last year, UD Trucks introduced UD Active Steering to its flagship heavy-duty Quon in Japan – a technology that enhances safety and reduces driver fatigue. We also introduced the Euro 5 heavy-duty Quester and medium-duty Croner to emerging regions around the world that are moving to adopt more stringent international emission standards in a bid to cut pollution and improve air quality.


Looking at the year ahead, innovation and multi-stakeholder collaboration will be critical in creating a more sustainable world. This is our purpose, and we call it Better Life. It is our commitment to making life better, for people and the planet.

Takamitsu Sakamaki
President UD Trucks

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UD Trucks is a leading Japanese commercial vehicle solutions provider, active in more than 60 countries on all continents. Since its inception in 1935, the company has been an innovation leader with a clear vision to provide the trucks and services the world needs today.

The company is committed to go the extra mile for smart logistics with the most dependable solutions for demanding customers. To best support across applications and geographies, UD Trucks offers a full range of heavy-duty trucks - Quon and Quester, medium duty trucks - Condor and Croner, and light-duty trucks - Kazet and Kuzer, as well as associated operational and financial services.

UD Trucks is a proud member of Isuzu Group.