Fuso committed to elevating the skills of artisans

Fuso donates Canter Eco Hybrid to the Motus Technical Academy

Reuben Van Niekerk

Fuso believes that equipping technicians with the necessary skills is key to delivering the best service support and customer service for automotive brands. It is for this reason that Fuso decided to donate a Canter Eco Hybrid to the Motus Technical Academy, to aid in giving first-hand experience for apprentices to work on the latest model of trucks in the diesel trade.


Fuso and the Motus Technical Academy boast a long-standing relationship in both their transport and their automotive dealer business. Cargo Commercial Vehicles Germiston, where the Motus Technical Academy is housed, is the flagship Fuso dealer in the East Rand region.


“We have had several introductions including tours at the Motus Technical Academy and were not only inspired by the work undertaken by Motus, but wanted to also play a role in helping to elevate the skills of the Artisans. We have no doubt that the advanced Canter Eco Hybrid will effectively deliver on this objective,” commented Ziyad Gaba; Head of Fuso Trucks Southern Africa


Commenting on the donation is Thandeka Mobiyane; General Manager of Motus Technical Academy “There is a great need in South Africa to educate and drive initiatives that promote job creation. Working on the Canter Eco Hybrid will further assist in building practical competencies required for Artisans before they can work on customer trucks at the dealerships. In addition the vehicle will be utilised for identifying different components and layouts of the Hybrid model due to the unique safety features that the truck possesses such as braking, steering and fuel systems”


Quality training is key to the Motus Technical Academy and Motus is very passionate about producing world-class technicians who are very effective and productive in their jobs upon qualification. “Given the dynamic nature of the automotive industry and the new model of vehicles manufactured today, we believe this donation will enhance the quality training provided to apprentices in the industry, in particular the diesel mechanic trade,” concludes Thandeka.