History of Hino

 

HINO MOTORS PHILIPPINES CORPORATION
(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
   
1976
Joined the Progressive Truck Manufacturing Program (PTMP)
   
1981
Introduced "Love Bus" to Metro Manila's urban commuters. Delivered 500 buses
 
to Metro Manila operators as part of a transport system upgrade
   
1984
Started bus body building at its Valenzuela Plant with an initial production of 22 units
   
1986
Exported the first passenger bus to Al Futtaim Motors, UAE
   
1987
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
   
2002
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
   
2003
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
   
2006
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
   
2007
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
   
2010
Delivered a total of 500 units Medium Duty Trucks (FG8J) to Coca Cola Phils.
 
connection to its re-fleeting expansion program
   
2011
Started its dealership expansion plan targeting 15 Dealers nationwide by 2015
   
2014
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
   
2014
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