The most convenient way to move bulky cargo long distances between cities in Australia and New Zealand is by road. Yet, due to the climate, terrain, and the distances covered, commercial vehicles need to be in optimal condition for every trip. Ready access to quality aftermarket Japanese truck parts can significantly reduce downtime and the cost of truck ownership.
This article focuses on why Mitsubishi turbochargers are ideal for Australian and New Zealand applications. Read on to find out more about Mitsubishi and its turbocharger technology.
A turbocharger, or turbo, is a device that increases the power output and efficiency of an internal combustion engine. Turbochargers recycle the vehicle’s exhaust gases, channelling them to drive a turbine that is connected to an air compressor. Turbos don’t consume any of the engine’s power during operation.
The air compressor sucks, compresses and forces extra ambient air into the engine’s combustion chamber during the intake stroke. The extra compressed air facilitates the addition of more fuel into the combustion chamber to maintain the optimal fuel/air ratio. Ignition of the new mixture creates a potent combustion stroke that provides the truck with the extra power it needs.
Mitsubishi started more than 150 years ago as a shipping company with three ageing steamships. The company’s founder, Yataro Iwasaki established the company as a family business. Yataro was succeeded by his brother, son and nephew, who each expanded the company’s fields of operation in their respective terms as president.
The Mitsubishi brand and ethos stand for quality and reliability. The company’s core values rest on a Japanese “Three principles” philosophy known as “Sankoryo”. Below are the three principles that guide all of Mitsubishi’s business dealings and activities.
i. Corporate Responsibility to Society
ii. Integrity and Fairness
iii. Global Understanding through Business
A long-standing culture of innovation is what maintains Mitsubishi’s competitive position in the market. The company’s innovative culture drives it to consistently push boundaries. As a result, Mitsubishi has developed several turbocharger technologies, including the Variable Geometry (VG) and Single scroll turbos for diesel engines.
In keeping with the company ethos, the Mitsubishi aftermarket industry provides one of the most comprehensive support systems for truck drivers and fleet operators. They cover aftermarket parts for Fuso trucks across the globe as well as a comprehensive supply of spare parts for Hino trucks and Isuzu trucks using Mitshubishi turbos. The company has divided its aftermarket support operation into the two categories below.
i. Replacement service aftermarket parts
ii. Performance upgrade aftermarket parts
The replacement service aftermarket parts for Mitsubishi turbochargers are made to OEM quality made on the same assembly lines. They include both new and remanufactured turbocharger system components. Below are some examples of the Mitsubishi aftermarket replacement service parts.
– Complete turbochargers
– Centre housing rotating assemblies
The performance upgrade aftermarket parts for Mitsubishi turbochargers consist of direct bolt-on upgrades. They also include universal turbochargers for various truck applications.
To sum up, Mitsubishi Turbochargers is one of the most trusted heavy vehicle brands both for original equipment and aftermarket parts for trucks. The company has maintained its unique identity through four generations. Today, the company has offices and subsidiaries in 90 countries. The Mitsubishi Corporation consists of over 1,700 group companies and affiliates. Mitsubishi’s ability to maintain its quality and standards across such a vast range of companies assures clients of its uncompromising integrity.