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Hino Motors PH, J&T Express team up for fleet expansion

Hino Motors PH, J&T Express team up for fleet expansion

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Laguna, Philippines. February, 2023 – Hino Motors Philippines Corporation (HMP) teams up with logistics giant J&T Express as the latter expands its fleet operations this year.

Keeping pace with the country’s robust e-commerce market and the growing demand for last-mile delivery services, the two companies formally sign a strategic partnership deal covering more than a hundred units of Hino trucks. These comprise of the Hino 300 Series 916 (XZU730L) and 616 models (XZU710L) as well as Hino 500 Series 1625 Long (FG8JP7A) and 2629 6×2 (FL8J). This transaction increases J&T Express’ fleet size to almost 500 units of Hino trucks since the partnership started in 2020.

The signing ceremony held at the Hino headquarters in Calamba, Laguna on February 16 was attended by J&T Express Chief Executive Officer Dean Ding, HMP Chairman Vicente T. Mills, Jr., HMP President Shingo Sakai, J&T Express Director of Procurement Arron Wang, Director of Operations John Yi and Hino Paranaque President Edward Tan.

“We have been a witness to J&T Express’ growth from being a new player in the logistics arena and now a giant in the industry. Truly, J&T Express has become a part of the Hino family, and we look forward to continuing this relationship with them. We understand the demands for such a big company, and that’s why we are willing to offer customizable plans for their maintenance and repair needs to sustain everyday use of the trucks,” shares Mills.

“Hino has been one of the fleet partners by our side that supported our operations with quality aftersales services and impressive truck production that stood the test of time. With the growing demands of the e-commerce industry, we aim to continue expanding our fleet to provide quality last-mile delivery services for our customers. We are happy to continue our partnership with Hino,” J&T Express’ Ding stated.

Through almost 50 years of its operations, Hino remains consistent with its commitment to create trucks and buses that do more and provide Total Support to its customers from manufacturing, customization to aftersales services. 

“Our Total Support philosophy is our guiding principle in everything we do. At Hino, we give high regard to product quality, durability and reliability, yet equally important for us are the mechanics’ skills, drivers’ knowledge and attentiveness while on the road. These can be maintained through proper training and strong aftersales support. We promise our long-time partner and customer J&T Express that we will always support them holistically as they continue to grow their operations and conquer the local logistics industry,” said Sakai.

The ceremony also highlighted Hino’s latest offering – the Hino 200 series – the lightest commercial vehicle in their line-up that is poised to be the perfect partner for logistics companies for their last-mile deliveries.  

Hino continues to stay at the forefront of the dynamic e-commerce and transportation industries by continuously improving its products and services and partnering with companies that are driving change and innovation. Together with its diverse partners, Hino aims to utilize a more centralized approach for vehicle operations support. Its long history and impeccable record of providing vehicles customized to specific needs have cemented the brand as a household name in the local transportation industry.

About Hino Motors Philippines Corporation

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Hino Motors Philippines Corporation (HMP) is primarily engaged in the exclusive assembly and distribution of quality Hino trucks and buses, distribution of genuine Hino spare parts, and manufacturing and distributing other automotive-related products and services in the Philippines.

Originally incorporated in March 1975 under the name Pilipinas Hino, Inc. (PHI) before it changed its name to HMP in 2015, the company was a joint venture among Filipino investors, Hino Motors, Ltd., and the Marubeni Corporation of Japan.

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In photo, from left, Edward Tan President of Hino Paranaque; Dean Ding CEO of J&T Express, Shingo Sakai, President of Hino Motors Philippines Corp., and Vicente Mills, Jr., Chairman of Hino Motors Philippines Corp.)