UD Truck’s Keiichi Arai received the Yellow Ribbon Medal of Honor from the Japanese government for his achievements in building the commercial automobile industry's first dedicated custom paint production line. Since 1955, The Yellow Ribbon Medal of Honor is given to individuals who, through their diligence and perseverance in their professions, become public role models.
In April, UD Trucks distributed masks to employees on the frontlines that are critical to keeping trucks on the road, namely UD customer centers and sales offices, to prevent the spread of the disease. The company has now prioritized the donation of masks to essential workers in Ageo City, Saitama, where UD Trucks is headquartered.
UD Trucks Senior Vice President Konstantin Kriegelsteiner, who presented the masks to the city said, "We are honored to support these essential workers who help keep livelihoods and society running in the face of adversity."
Ageo City Mayor Minoru Katamaya said, "Nursery schools are obligated to care for the children, even in these trying times. As it is still difficult to obtain a sufficient volume of masks we are grateful to UD Trucks for the donation."
As part of the donation to multiple schools, the social welfare council of Ageo City arranged a special event to have UD Trucks hand out masks to Otani nursery school teachers.
UD Trucks will continue to support all essential workers in these challenging times.
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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.
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