Did you know that UD Trucks stands for Ultimate Dependability? Here, you can learn about our history, read about our commitment to reducing environmental impact and much more.
UD Trucks brand promise
We stand for world-class Japanese technology that delivers durability, reliability and care for the environment.
Going the Extra Mile – just as a long distance runner
We engineer, produce and support each UD truck to run further with a minimum of energy consumption, just like a long-distance runner.
UD Trucks heritage
At UD we have a passion for Ultimate Dependability. To always run the extra mile in everything we do. To excel on the things that make a real difference for our customers. Our journey began 80 years ago, with the establishment of our company, a vision and a legendary test drive in 1939.
A commitment to the environment
The environment is an issue common to all of us, and one that companies around the world should be joining together to engage.
Head Office – Maputo
Address: Rua Kanwalanga N.141
Phone: 21 35 08 00
- Flavio Mbanze (Sales Manager)
- Luisa Joaquim (Parts Manager)
- Alwyn Dippenaar (Service Manager)
- Alwyn Dippenaar – 843136216
- Felix Mapute – 823136005
Address: Av. Samora Machel, n.3024, Beira
Phone: 23 32 65 03
- Jacinto Mondlane
- Colin Williams
- Albino Jorge – 840464308
Address: E.N.7 Unidade 25 de Setembro, Chithatha Moatize, Tete
Phone: 25 24 22 20
- Rui Gonçalves
- Sergio Gomes – 823289580
- Themba Matanga – 864009989
Address: Rua da França, Parcela 3, Bairro da Carrupeia
Phone: 26 21 72 51
- Vitor Silva
- Maiclo Matsinhe – 825003831
Address: E.N.106 Bairro do Alto Giongone
Phone: 27 22 07 71
- Carlos Valdes
- Albino Chuiane – 821927178
- Selemane Abuduremane – 865928773
MOTORCARE GROUP Corporate Information
Established in 1996, MOTORCARE Mozambique Lda holds the national distribution rights for UD Trucks, Nissan vehicles and Renault trucks. The thriving company has become a market leader in the Light Commercial Vehicle segment. MOTORCARE is also an accredited distributor of Continental Tyres, which is one of the world’s top suppliers of passenger and light commercial vehicle tyres.
Our national network of branches located in Maputo, Inhambane, Beira, Nampula, Pemba and Moatize, have been ISO certified for Health and Safety, (OHSAS 18001), Environment (ISO 14001) and Quality (SO 9001) since 6th November 2014.
MOTORCARE Lda an internationally recognised group is known for offering quality vehicles and world class automotive fleet services providing aftersales service and fleet management solutions.
As a proud member of the United Nations Global Compact, MOTORCARE Lda, has adopted the principles as an important framework for the activities of our business.
MOTORCARE was founded by the KJAER GROUP, a Danish Company with over 5 decades of specialising in the import, distribution and providing mobility solutions in more than 70 countries to customers within the international aid and development sector. The KJAER GROUP aims to develop the business in a profitable and responsible way by pursuing social and environmental goals, based on international standards and certifications.
UD Trucks Corporation
Across the globe, UD Trucks is a company that drives innovation, sets new industry benchmarks and offers ultimately dependable products to its customers. Furthermore UD Trucks makes every effort to support customers and completely meet their expectations.
UD Trucks forms part of one of the world’s largest trucking companies, the Volvo Group, which has more than 100 000 employees, production facilities in 20 countries and sales in more than 190 markets.
For more than 50 years, UD Trucks has produced legendary vehicles that have built an outstanding reputation in the local transport industry. This is mainly due to the vehicles’ unrelenting reliability, versatile performance and suitability to road and operating conditions. The company has also invested greatly in developing innovative and modern vehicles that offer better efficiency, fuel economy and environmental responsibility.
Matching Customer Expectations with Global Business Insight
Extensive research by UD Trucks has revealed that customers are increasingly looking for a truck provider that can be a true professional partner. The company is therefore committed to continue building closer professional relationships with you, our customers and offer dependable transport solutions – a recipe for future success.
By matching customer business insight with the global expertise inherent in the company, UD Trucks is continuously aiming to get the fundamentals right. This includes the manufacturing of quality products at competitive prices, an effective parts supply and unrelenting aftermarket support.
UD Trucks heritage
At UD we have a passion for Ultimate Dependability. To always run the extra mile in everything we do. To excel on the things that make a real difference for our customers. Our journey began 75 years ago, with a vision and a legendary test drive. A 3,000km run, through heart breaking mountain roads for 13 days, to prove the durability of our first truck before bringing it to the market. Our founder took the wheel himself, because of his vision—to make “the truck the world needs today”; durable, efficient trucks with Ultimate Dependability.
This passion to make that extra effort is our gemba spirit. The gemba is the front line. It’s being at the place where the real action is, where the value is created, from manufacturing plants to dealerships and customer sites. It’s the way our people work— professional, passionate and dependable. It’s our expertise in the field and the insights gained from our people on the ground. It’s the foundation of UD Trucks that lives on to this day.
This philosophy of going the extra mile was passed on as our proud heritage, and can be seen in the products we make. Like the groundbreaking “UD” engine in the 1950s that gave us the name which we have proudly put on our trucks ever since. Like the powerful and beautiful 6TW equipped with the UD engine, the ultimate dependability of those times.
The same aspiration lead us to launch our heavy duty champion Quon and be the first truck maker in the world to commercialize the ‘Urea SCR system’, the convention breaking technology which was first met with skepticism but is now a global standard solution to meet today’s environmental challenges. In growth markets around the world, our customers face the challenges of increasing fuel prices, high competitive pressure, and a need for dependable payback on their investments. To meet those needs we launched Quester, a truck made to go the extra mile.
This is what we at UD Trucks offers. Modern efficient trucks with smart design. Vehicles with first-class fuel efficiency, reliability and durability, which combined with our extra mile support means uptime and low operational costs for our customers. UD is the smart customer’s smart choice. In the end, the real winners are the ones who keep on running—the ones who can go the extra mile. Consistently and reliably, mile after mile, year after year.The road we came hasn’t always been an easy race, bumpy and winding, running into canyons and creeks, but we are fighters, always climbing up again to the top of the hill. Now, combining the best of three worlds, we have what we need to deliver the trucks and services the world needs today. With our Japanese heritage ensuring craftsmanship, quality and service mindset.
With access to world-class technology and global resources by being part of one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle groups, inspiring us to be smart and modern around the globe.
UD Trucks brand promise “Going the Extra Mile”
Our ethos is to always go the extra mile in everything we do. We leave nothing to chance and always look to provide customers with the optimum transport solutions. With UD Trucks, customers can rest assured that they have made the smart choice as our unique DNA ensures we provide solutions to their most demanding needs time to time.
The brand promise contains two parts:
Going the Extra Distance
A fundamental policy of UD Trucks is to ensure that our trucks go the “extra distance.” This means they can go an extra distance on each liter of fuel. It’s about more than just enabling exceptional fuel efficiency, however. We develop and deliver products with world class durability and reliability which meets the high safety and environmental demands of today. In combination with the built-in ease of maintenance and our professional services and dependable parts our trucks run further providing extra uptime for our customers.
These excellent features are made possible through our relentless focus on ultimate dependability and through the global state-of-the-art driveline solutions, which combine the best of UD Trucks’ heritage of developing pioneering engines and transmissions with the leading driveline technologies of the Volvo Group.
Making the Extra Effort
Right from our earliest days, people working for UD Trucks have had a spirit of always seeking to go the “extra mile,” or make the extra effort.
From sales reps to workshop mechanics, all UD Trucks employees on the frontline stay in close contact with customers so they can identify potential challenges. Their professional and passionate approach coupled with a willingness to make the extra effort ensure that customers have the tools to take their business to the next level.
Going the Extra Mile—It’s to excel on the essentials that make a difference for our customers, both now and long into the future. Also, to excel on the essentials makes our customers profitable: fuel efficiency, uptime and low running cost.
Going the Extra Mile—It’s taking our unique philosophies into the future, touching people’s hearts, being their smart choice.
Going the Extra Mile—It’s our local presence, working hand in hand to help customers meet their present demands and future aspirations. So they can run the extra distance for their customers, and for the customers beyond.
This is our promise: we go the extra mile, so you can go the extra mile. So that finally, we can win the race together.
Going the Extra Mile – just as a long distance runner
UD Trucks supports long distance runners, just like each UD truck to run the extra mile.
We engineer, produce and support each UD truck to run further with a minimum of energy consumption, just like a long-distance runner. Successful long-distance runners perfectly illustrate efficiency and endurance in the race. They must be smart, sure to optimize energy consumption, stay on the road, and be prepared to go the extra mile. UD Trucks shares same attributes with these long-distance runners; fuel efficiency, determination, and willingness to go the extra mile.
As one of the world’s leading truck manufacturers, UD Trucks is investing a great deal in developing vehicles that offer better efficiency, fuel economy and environmental responsibility.
All new truck’s launched by UD Trucks Southern Africa since July 2007, already comply with Euro II standards. Through its environmental policy, UD Trucks aims to create a better environment by taking every possible measure to tackle global environmental issues. The company aims to develop environmentally friendly products through measures such as reducing exhaust emissions, improving fuel efficiency and reducing external automobile noise.
UD Trucks is also pursuing activities for energy-saving, resource-saving and waste reduction.
With the introduction of the Quon Heavy Duty range on the global stage, UD Trucks made a strong statement of its intentions to become an even bigger and more environmentally caring truck maker in the future. The Quon was the first truck in the world to conform to the very stringent long-term emission requirements in Japan. In fact it already complied in 2005, which was a year prior to the imposition of these regulations in Japan that are even stiffer than Euro 5.
MOTORCARE achieved a fully integrated ISO certification status of international standards in ISO9001; ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001. This cements our competitive advantage and commitment to meet our customers’ highest expectations of providing high standards of service, with consciousness of operational impact on the environment, and recognition for health and safety practises.
Certification criteria followed by MOTORCARE stipulates the standards to identify and control our environmental impact and with this we can constantly improve on our performance on the environmental front.
Quality management system ensuring the quality of products, services and documentation. Standardised customer service and the way in which customer requirements are met.
An internationally recognised occupational, health and safety management system which requires MOTORCARE to have appropriate health and safety standards, policies and practices in place to operate safely.
In Mozambique, MOTORCARE has achieved ISO certification in ISO14001, ISO9001, OHSAS 18001 and adopted the philosophy.