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

Management

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.

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