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Truck Make Spotlight on HINO

Hino trucks are the second highest-selling truck in Australia and New Zealand, known for reliability, innovation, performance and safety. Below we provide background on the success of Hino trucks and outline the role played by the availability of Hino parts.

Who is HINO?

Hino is a global truck and heavy vehicle manufacturer founded in 1942 in Tokyo. The first plant opened in Hino, a district within Tokyo, and since then, the brand has become one of the world’s leading truck manufacturers. Innovation and safety have always been important priorities for Hino – ever since the first trailer truck was launched in 1946.

Hino is now part of the Toyota Group, but maintains its own unique brand, which is trusted worldwide in the trucking industry. The company has expanded its operations to around 90 countries worldwide, employing over 33,000 people. Impressively, when it comes to medium and heavy truck sales in Japan, Hino has been number 1 for sales in the years since its inception.

While the brand’s success in its home country of Japan is impressive, Hino trucks are also extremely popular in Australia and New Zealand.

Why Choose Hino Trucks?

Hino has a global reputation for excellence in truck design and performance. But there are many more reasons that so many Australian and New Zealand customers choose Hino.

Customers can benefit from Hino Advantage, which is a suite of business solutions designed to reduce costs and minimise downtime. Some of the features include Hino SmartSafe, 24/7 Roadside Assist and capped price servicing.

In addition, being one of the world’s most popular truck manufacturers, it’s easy to find the parts you need. Aftermarket parts for Hino trucks are readily available throughout Australia and New Zealand, in part due to local Hino genuine parts distribution, but also due to the robust aftermarket parts for Hino trucks.

Hino Truck Models

Since we’re talking about a brand that’s been in operation for over 80 years, there is naturally a wide range of models present on Australian and New Zealand roads. The current model range includes:

  • The Dutro series of light commercial trucks
  • The Hino 300 series of light commercial trucks
  • The Hino 500 series of medium trucks and tippers
  • The Hino 700 series of heavy vehicles
  • Hino buses

Japanese truck brands such as Hino are well-regarded for their durability and reliability, which is a huge consideration in Australia and New Zealand. Needless to say, with long highways and climates ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat, customers need trucking solutions they can rely on. Hino certainly delivers that in spades.

Parts Availability

Parts are readily available for Hino trucks and buses. For example, TBK is the leading supplier of wheel ends for Japanese trucks but also provides a complete range of wheel end and brake parts for Japanese trucks, including Hino, made to meet or exceed OE specifications, through aftermarket distribution channels. There are many other high-quality parts manufacturers, such as Exedy, Garrett, Denso and many more, providing the same aftermarket distribution to truck parts specialists, so there is never a problem finding the aftermarket parts that you need. Whether you want genuine Hino parts, OEM parts or aftermarket parts and spares, you won’t have any difficulty finding what you need for Hino trucks in Australia and New Zealand. But best of all, with such durability and reliability, you’ll need parts less often, which means reduced operating costs and downtime.

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