looking back S T O R I E S F R O M T H E A R C H I V E
Epoch-making 3,000 km test run
THE JOURNEY OF UD TRUCKS
started with a single truck. In 1935,
Kenzo Adachi founded Nihon Diesel
Industries and three years later
the company developed the first
Japanese-made diesel truck engine.
In 1939, the first diesel truck, the
LD1, was ready.
Dedicated to ensuring ultimate
dependability, Kenzo Adachi himself
took the LD1 on a legendary test
drive of 3,000 km. Although Japan’s
roads at the time were unpaved and
the country was full of narrow roads
and bridges, not a single bolt came
loose and not a single spring broke.
Ever since, UD Trucks have been
going the extra mile.
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