History of Hino


The Company's Track


March 1975 Hino Motors Philippines Corporation (HMPC), 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. October 2005 Added Product Development Section to the existing Technical and Maintenance Services Department which aimed to improve several aspects of the company's products: Brake Retarders, Improved Suspensions and Audio/Video Systems.


1976 Joined the Progressive Truck Manufacturing Program (PTMP). 2006 Started accessories upgrade of Toyota Super Grandia.


1981 Introduced "Love Bus" to Metro Manila's modern commuters. Delivered 500 buses to Metro Manila operators as part of a transport system upgrade. July 2007 Achieved its ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management System certification making PHI products of consistent high quality.


1984 Started bus body building at its Valenzuela Plant with an initial production of 22 units. 2007 Constructed Service Building to assure of increased output and to fulfill the company's commitment of providing quality service to PHI customers.


1986 Exported the first passenger bus to Al Futtaim Motors, UAE. January 2009 Launched the Hino Light Duty Trucks (DUTRO 300 Series) and Hino's new bus body model aptly named "Grandeza" bus at Le Pavillion in Roxas Blvd., Manila.


1987 Started truck body building at Valenzuela mainly producing bottler bodies. 2010 Delivered a total of 500 units Medium Duty Trucks (FG8J) to Coca Cola Phils. with connection to its re-fleeting expansion program.


July 1994 Launched the Hino F Series (FF and FT) models at the Folk Arts Theatre. 2011 Started its dealership expansion plan targeting 15 dealers nationwide by 2015.


1996 Released new truck models (FS275, SS633 and SH273) under Category V, highest combined production of chassis and truck/bus bodies at 3,106 units. 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.

Sponsored a "Blood-Letting Program" as part of the company's CSR activities.

Recorded its 1,000th unit sold for the year.


April 1998 Transferred from Valenzuela Plant (Paso de Blas, Valenzuela City) to the new Canlubang Plant (Industrial Park Road, Canlubang Industrial Estate, Calamba City, Laguna). 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.


2000 Started accepting body rehab/major repair to help customers upgrade the looks of their old units. 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 acivities.


2002 Topped the Category IV to V (Trucks and Buses) sales covering 35.2% of the total market share and a growth rate of 93.7%. June 30, 2015 Signing of new Joint Venture Agreement among Filipino investors, Hino Motors, Ltd. and Marubeni Corp. of Japan.


December 2003 Expanded its global reach by exporting four (4) Hino RK1J airport buses to Kabul City, Afghanistan. July 1, 2015 Assumption of the new Management of HINO MOTORS PHILIPPINES CORPORATION.


2003 Grabbed 37% share of total market in 2003, propelling it back to No. 1 position in the heavy trucks and buses segment of the automotive industry. March 2016 Recorded its 20,000th Unit Sales.


January 2005 Service Department introduced the concept of "Repowering", the mounting of Hino engine to a chassis of competitive brands. November 2016 Turn-over Ceremony with Inland Corporation.


March 2005 Celebrated its 30th year, still holding the title "Market Leader" for the heavy duty trucks and buses segment. December 2016 Paskong Paslit at South Ville 6 Elementary School.
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