Hino achieves a cumulative production volume of 3 million Hino trucks and buses
Hino Motors Ltd. (Hino) achieved a cumulative production volume of 3 million Hino brand trucks and buses today. Since the start of its production in 1946, it has completed 3 million production units, reaching 1 million units in 1982 and 2 million units in 1995, respectively.
Since producing its first truck, namely, the T-10 heavy-duty diesel truck in 1946, it has contributed to enhancing development and high economic growth in Japan during the entire post-war period through the production and sales of trucks and buses that support our customers’ businesses. Moreover, it began developing the overseas market by producing buses which became the company’s first export vehicles for the Taiwan market in 1952.
In 1999, the company also started producing light-duty trucks in addition to medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, in order to meet the needs of a wider range of customers as a full-line truck and bus manufacturer. It became a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation in 2001, and started developing its global business as the commercial vehicle division of the Toyota Group. It has been expanding its overseas business to the extent where the number of overseas vehicles exceeded those of domestic market in the fiscal year 2008(ended March 31, 2008).
The attainment of 3 million cumulative production volume this time is entirely due to the support and loyalty of our customers throughout the world.
Hino will continue to strive hard to fulfill its corporate mission, “To make the world a better place to live by helping people and goods get where they need to go - safely, economically and with environmental responsibility - while focusing on sustainable development” by continuously manufacturing and selling high-quality, high-performance, and highly reliable trucks and buses well into the future.