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Hino opens new technical support and training center

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the country, recently inaugurated a new facility aimed at delivering “total support” to its customers. The new Hino Technical Support and Training Center (TSTC) sits on a 15,900-sqm. lot, and features a 5,800-sqm. two-story building fully equipped with a service workshop, a technical training workshop, a parts warehouse, seminar rooms, and corporate offices. It is located in the Kanruban Industrial Park, Calamba City.

Designed to enable HMP to deliver its aftersales commitment to clients, the TSTC is equipped to address the logistics, transport, and overall automobile requirements of customers. Its service workshop features 14 service bays capable of providing quick service while increasing unit efficiency. The technical training workshop enables highly qualified Hino technicians to provide on-site training for drivers and customers on step-by-step vehicle maintenance procedures. Hino has allocated five bays and three seminar rooms to ensure that every mechanic of the Hino dealer network is equipped with proper training and is able to provide quality service.

The TSTC exclusive parts warehouse will serve as storage area for Hino premium Japanese-quality spare parts. It boasts an inventory of 5,415 lineup items serving 71,120 units of spare parts and amounting to P160 million.

The Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS), one of the key sections within the TSTC, ensures that HMP complies with the government’s initiative of establishing a private inspection system to regulate emissions of motor vehicles. MVIS will have two inspection bays with brake and speed testers, wheel alignment and smoke testers, headlight testing equipment, side slip testers and communication systems adhering to Land Transportation Office (LTO) technical requirements and testing protocols.

“Hino has definitely come a long way, and all these are rooted in our core commitment of providing total support to our customers at all times. Everything that we have done, what we are doing, and will continue to do is a testament of how we value a dedicated support program that delivers results and exceeds expectations as the local one-stop shop for truck and bus needs,” shared HMP president Mitsuharu Tabata.

The new building is designed to provide an optimized working environment to boost employee productivity and morale, enabling Hino to reach employee satisfaction. 

Hino is also planning to launch a training school similar to Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the near future. This training school, which will form part of Hino’s corporate social responsibility efforts, will be a platform for launching training programs for people from different communities on technical and vocational skills. 

In line with its efforts to contribute to protecting the environment as reflected in the standardization of Euro 4 among its products, HMP will be installing solar roof panels in the new facility and building. This approach enables Hino to reduce its electricity consumption and carbon footprint. 

Hino is optimistic that these new innovations will enable it to serve more Filipinos nationwide and help build a more connected community where people and goods reach their destinations efficiently. 

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