Hino Motors Has Established a New Company to Aiming at Proposal of a New Form of Logistics


Jun 7, 2018

Aiming at responding the needs for solution of problems imposed on our customers in the logistics industry such as driver shortages and declining cargo loading ratios, Hino Motors, Ltd. (HQ: Hino-shi, Tokyo; President & CEO: Yoshio Shimo; hereafter referred to as "Hino") founded, on June 1, "NEXT Logistics Japan, Ltd." a new company for offering new forms of logistics.

As a commercial vehicle manufacturer, Hino has continued to provide trucks and buses, as well as our Total Support services that are designed to offer the highest value to our customers. In working together with partners in the logistics industry through the new company, Hino will contribute to new approaches that will be helpful in resolving the problems in the logistics industry, utilizing the expertise that we have accumulated over the years as well as the advanced technologies.

The new company will begin the demonstration tests regarding the following with the aim of establishing a new form of logistics.
・ Realize a secure and safe logistics environment and high cargo loading ratios through the advanced utilization of information as to three factors: driver, vehicle, and cargo information.
・ Achieve high-efficiency, large-volume transport with platooning and road trains.

Further, in the near future, the new company will be offering even more values to customers and society through verification tests that are focused on commercializing autonomous driving and advanced environmental technologies.

Overview of the New Company

Company name NEXT Logistics Japan, Ltd.
Address Shinjuku Nomura Bldg., 1-26-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Startup capital 40 million yen (Wholly owned by Hino)
Date founded June 1, 2018
President Yukio Umemura (Hino)

Supplementary information

Information on what we seek to achieve, our efforts for achieving the vision, and details of specific demonstration tests.


Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Truck Verification Tests to Start in Spring 2022

Products & Technology 2020.10.13

Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Truck Verification Tests to Start in Spring 2022

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. , Seino Transportation Co., Ltd., NEXT Logistics Japan Co., Ltd., Yamato Transport Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, and Hino Motors, Ltd. have agreed to conduct on-the-road trials of heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks (heavy-duty FCETs) starting in spring of 2022, accelerating the early commercial application of heavy-duty FCETs and contributing to the development of a sustainable society. This may be achieved, at least in part, by reducing CO₂ emissions from heavy-duty FCETs, which account for approximately 70 percent of all CO₂ emissions from commercial vehicles in Japan. Toyota and Hino are jointly developing heavy-duty FCETs, and Asahi Group, NLJ, Seino Transportation, Yamato Transport, and Toyota will perform the road trials in their logistics operations.

View More

Hino USA Announces "Project Z" - Paving the Path to Zero Emissions

Products & Technology 2020.10.6

Hino USA Announces "Project Z" - Paving the Path to Zero Emissions

Long Beach, CA - Hino USA announced, Project Z, the company's development path to Zero emissions vehicles, ranging from class 4 to class 8.

View More

Asahi, Ezaki Glico, CHIYODA-UNYU, Trancom, U-netrans, and NEXT Logistics Japan To commercialize and launch a new scheme for trunk-route transportation.

New Activity Areas 2019.12.25

Companies to bring together know-how in this cross-industry collaboration as a first step toward solving logistics issues. Companies will be investing in NEXT Logistics Japan.

NEXT Logistics Japan Co., Ltd. , a subsidiary of Hino Motors, Ltd., will be joined by Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd., CHIYODA-UNYU Co.,Ltd., Trancom Co., Ltd., and U-netrans Co., Ltd to bring together the expertise and technologies of these companies involved in logistics, which include cargo owners, transport companies, freight-required/trucks-required service companies and vehicle manufacturers, with the objective of commercializing a new trunk-route transportation scheme to provide solutions to the escalating issues in logistics.

View More

Safety & automated driving

Products & Technology 2019.1.30

Hino’s safety & automated driving technologies

To achieve its goal of "zero truck and bus traffic accident casualties," Hino Motors is striving to improve safety from many aspects.
Under the concept of "total safety," Hino is promoting efforts to increase safety at each stage, including operations management, preventive safety, and collision safety for when things go wrong.
We also believe it is important to widely disseminate the safety technologies that we develop, and we promote rapid installation of practical technology into our products, to be fitted as standard.

View More

Search within this website