History of Hino

OUR HISTORY

ABOUT US

HINO MOTORS PHILIPPINES CORPORATION

THROUGH THE YEARS

Established in March 1975, HINO MOTORS PHILIPPINES CORPORATION (HMP), formerly Pilipinas Hino, Inc., is a joint-venture among Filipino investors, Hino Motors, Ltd. and Marubeni Corp. of Japan.

Originally majority-owned by the local partner, HMP has been relaunched under the new majority ownership of Hino Motors, Ltd.

 

March 1975

Pilipinas Hino, Inc. (PHI), now Hino Motors Philippines Corporation (HMP), was established as a joint venture among Filipino investors, Hino Motors, Ltd. and Marubeni Corp. of Japan, engaged in the assembly and distribution of quality Hino trucks and buses.

1976-1978

Delivered 200 units of “Love Buses” to Metro Manila’s urban commuters.

1984

Started bus body building at its Valenzuela Plant.

1986

Exported the first passenger bus to Al Futtaim Motors, UAE.

1987

Started Truck body building at Valenzuela Plant mainly producing bottler bodies.>

July 1994

New “Super F” Series Launched

April 1998

Transferred from Valenzuela Plant to the new Canlubang Plant.

2000

Started proposing body rehabilitation / major repair for the customers to upgrade the looks of their old units.

January 2005

Started “Repowering” - mounting of new Hino engine to a chassis in operation.

July 2007

Received the certification on ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management System.

January 2009

Launched the Hino Light Duty Trucks (300 Series) and Hino’s new bus body model aptly named “Grandeza” bus.

2010

Delivered a total of 489 units to Coca Cola Phils.

2011

Restarted dealership expansion plan.

2014

Recorded our first 1,000th unit sold for a year

March 2015

Marked our 40th year with “World of Hino” – truck and bus show. (at World Trade Center Manila).

July 1, 2015

Relaunch of the new Hino Motors Philippines Corporation after the signing of new Joint Venture Agreement among Hino Motors, Ltd., Marubeni Corp. and Professional Managers, Inc. on June 30, 2015.

2016

Accumulated 20,000 Unit Sales Total Achievement

2016

Expanded to 16 Dealerships

August 2017

Received the certification on ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2015 Environment Management System.