Hino looks to the future
Logistics made simple
Hino, a Toyota company and the largest truck manufacturer in Japan, has a definite vision for 2025 and beyond, and recently outlined the objectives that will allow to meet this goal.
The major focus will be on providing better products as well as increased support and value-adds for its customers worldwide.
“Today human transportation and logistics are increasingly affected by social issues including serious traffic accidents, CO2 emissions and (in certain countries) labour shortages,” says Yoshio Shimo, President and CEO of Hino Motors Limited (HML).
“Hino is committed to helping solve these challenges by tackling them head-on, not only with its own resources, but also by working through partnerships and alliances to bring together a greater range of competencies to help solve them,”
He went on to say that Hino envisions “a sustainable world that is prosperous and pleasant to live in”.
This objective is expanded to:
- A world without traffic accidents, where transport is worry-free and safe.
- A world where the transport of people and goods does not tax the environment
- A world where people and goods can move freely and in an optimised manner.
Hino is taking a three-pronged approach to meeting these challenges:
- Developing, manufacturing, and marketing best-fit products that incorporate leading edge safety and environmental technologies
- Providing total support that is customised for each vehicle operator
- Developing and using new business activity areas.
Advanced technologies are being utilised to maximise vehicle uptime and minimise vehicle lifetime costs through Hino’s successful Total Support strategy so as to provide further added value to customers.
The vehicles themselves will include a growing number of diesel-electric hybrid models as well as full-electric vehicles, with the aim of reaching 100% electrification by 2050, in line with the Hino Environmental Challenge 2050.