History of Hino


(formerly Pilipinas Hino, Inc.)
The Company's Track
March 1975
Hino Motors Philippines Corporation, formerly Pilipinas Hino Inc. (PHI), was established
as a joint venture among Filipino investors, Hino Motors, Ltd (HML) and Marubeni Corp.
of Japan, engaged in the assembly and distribution of quality Hino trucks and buses
Joined the Progressive Truck Manufacturing Program (PTMP)
Introduced "Love Bus" to Metro Manila's urban commuters. Delivered 500 buses
to Metro Manila operators as part of a transport system upgrade
Started bus body building at its Valenzuela Plant with an initial production of 22 units
Exported the first passenger bus to Al Futtaim Motors, UAE
Started Truck body building at Valenzuela mainly producing bottler bodies
July 1994
Launched the Hino F Series (FF and FT) models at the Folk Arts Theatre
1996 Released new Truck Models (FS275, SS633 and SH273) under Category V
Highest combine production of chassis and truck/bus bodies at 3,106 units
April 1998
Transferred from Valenzuela Plant (Paso de Blas, Valenzuela City)
to the new Canlubang Plant (Industrial Park Road, Canlubang Industrial Estate,
  Calamba, Laguna)
2000 Started accepting body rehab/major repair to help customers
upgrade the looks of their old units
Topped the Category IV to V (Trucks & buses) sales covering 35.2%
  of the total market share and a growth rate of 93.7%
December 2003 Expanded its global reach by exporting four (4) Hino RK1J airport buses
to Kabul City, Afghanistan
Grabbed 37% share of total market in 2003, propelling it back to No. 1 position in the
heavy trucks & buses segment of automotive industry
January 2005 Service Department introduced the concept of "Repowering", the mounting of Hino
engine to a chassis of competitive brand
March 2005 Celebrated its 30th year, still holding the title "Market Leader" for the heavy trucks
  and buses segment
October 2005
Added Product Development Section to the existing Technical & Maintenance
Services Department which aimed to improve several aspects of the company's
  products: brake retarders, improved suspensions and audio/video systems
Started accessories upgrade of Toyota Super Grandia
July 2007 Achieved its ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management System certification making 
  PHI products of consistent high quality
Constructed Service Building to assure of increased output and to fullfill the company's
  commitment of providing quality service to PHI customers
January 2009
Launched the Hino Light Duty Trucks (DUTRO 300 Series) and Hino's new bus body
model aptly named "Grandeza" bus at Le Pavilion in Roxas Boulevard, Manila
Delivered a total of 500 units Medium Duty Trucks (FG8J) to Coca Cola Phils.
connection to its re-fleeting expansion program
Started its dealership expansion plan targeting 15 Dealers nationwide by 2015
Donated one truck each to the City of Tacloban and to the Provincial Government of Leyte
  as part of the CSR activities of Hino Motors Ltd. Japan (HML) and Pilipinas Hino, Inc.;
HML also made direct contributions to Leyte through Red Cross Japan
Sponsored a "Blood-Letting Program" as part of the company's CSR activities
2014 Recorded its 1,000th unit sold for the year
March 2015
Marked its 40th year with "World of Hino" - a successful three-day truck and bus
expo showcasing the brand's wide array of products at the World Trade Center, Pasay City
June 2015 Sponsored a health fair/medical mission with the theme:
  “HINO Cares: Drive For A Healthy Life 2015”
  at its Canlubang facility, as part of its CSR activities
June 30, 2015
Signing of new Joint Venture Agreement among Filipino investors, Hino Motors, Ltd.
and Marubeni Corp. of Japan
July 1, 2015
Assumption of the new Management of HINO MOTORS PHILIPPINES CORPORATION
March 2016
Recorded its 20,000th Unit Sales
November 2016
Turnover Ceremony with Inland Corporation
Paskong Paslit at South Ville 6 Elementary School
December 2016