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M50 Truck & Van Centre joins Fuso Ireland dealer network

M50 Truck & Van Centre has joined the Fuso Ireland dealer network, becoming the latest Fuso new and used sales and aftersales dealer operating in the Dublin market.

L-R – Andrew Johnson sales manager Fuso Ireland, Antonia Hendron managing director M50 Truck & Van Centre, and Glenn Guildea M50 general manager

Fuso has been building trucks for over 80 years and has had a presence in the Irish market for 36 years, with Frank Keane Holdings the exclusive importer and distributor of Fuso Canter trucks in Ireland since 1984. With worldwide sales of 200,000 trucks, Fuso is a major worldwide manufacturer.

The M50 Truck & Van Centre was established in 1947 and has over 70 years’ experience in the automotive industry. This partnership combines extensive industry knowledge which will successfully lead to additional Fuso sales in the future. It is an exciting time for M50 Truck & Van to join the Fuso Ireland dealer network. Fuso Ireland recently launched the Fuso eCanter, a 100 per cent emission free truck, into the Irish market; it is the world’s first all-electric light truck.

Sales manager of Fuso Ireland; Andrew Johnson commented: “We are delighted to welcome M50 Truck and Van into the FUSO network. With such uncertain times ahead, it is great to partner with a new dealer with such experience and renowned reputation in the commercial vehicle market. We are sure the FUSO brand will compliment their existing sales portfolio and look forward to a long and prosperous future together.”

General manager of M50 Truck & Van Centre; Glen Guildea added: “We believe that the niche product range FUSO offers, from 3.5 tonne to 7.5 tonne with an electric 7.5 tonne variant ties in well with our current business model and affords us an opportunity to step back into the truck market. We look forward to the challenges of the new era of electric vehicles and whilst the commercial market has been behind the curve on this when compared to the passenger car market, we firmly believe it will be the way forward for the Light goods vehicles of the future.“