(L-R) HMP Business Planning Manager James Sangel, HMP AVP for Sales Oliver Dela Cruz, HMP Chairman Vicente T. Mills, Jr., HMP President Mitsuharu Tabata and HMP AVP for Business Planning Tomohiro Oshita grace the launch ceremony of the newly-upgraded Hino FC9J medium-duty truck at Transport and Logistics Expo.

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses, launched the upgraded FC9JL7A medium-duty truck model under the Hino 500 truck series at the Transport and Logistics Expo, which ran from August 15 to 17 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. 

HMP also showcased its Hino Class 2 PUV with Centro Cab-less body during the three-day expo. This Class 2 PUV reflects Hino’s commitment to improve the local transportation system through the PUVM program.

Hino’s vision of a more connected community includes a modernized system of transportation comprising vehicles that are environmentally safe, durable and comfortable for the Filipino commuters. More Hino trucks, including the Cerito, Class 2 and Class 3 Hino PUV, were displayed at the Truck Lot located at the parking area across the World Trade Center.

“We have seen great developments in several sectors in the Philippines, including industries from transport and logistics. With the rising demand for efficiency and reliability that come alongside these improvements, we are confident that HMP’s products and commitment to Total Support will enable many businesses to not only meet their customers’ demands but to maintain a high level of satisfaction as well,” shared HMP President Mitsuharu Tabata.

As the leading exhibition for delivery vehicles, trucks, transport system, materials handling logistics including supply chain equipment, the Transport and Logistics Expo showcases the latest in transport and logistics solutions to connect manufacturers as well as suppliers with more Filipinos.

Delivering Total Support with improved medium-duty truck

HMP is maximizing the capacity of its products to meet the needs of drivers and customers and keep up with the growing demands of the transport and logistics industries. The re-engineered Hino FC9JL7A medium-duty truck is designed to deliver powerful driving performance, high durability, ergonomic comfort, good transport quality and flexible body-building capability.

The all-new Hino FC9JL7A medium-duty truck has a higher gradeability of 45.2 percent. It boasts increased resume-accelerate (R/A) gear ratio of 4.88 from 4.33, increased wheelbase of 4,990mm from 4,350mm and increased alternator limit of 90A from 60A. The fuel capacity has doubled from 100 liters to 200 liters for maximum capacity and the air over hydraulic brakes enhanced with anti-lock braking system (ABS) for a safer driving experience. The air-conditioning unit and power windows have likewise been improved for added comfort.

As the only one-stop shop for trucks and buses in the Philippines, HMP continues to deliver top-of-the-line, customizable commercial vehicles that enable its partners to fulfill logistics and transport demands from across different sectors.

About Hino Motors Philippines Corporation

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 the manufacture and distribution of 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 is a joint venture among Filipino investors, Hino Motors, Ltd., and the Marubeni Corporation of Japan.

Images: Hino Motors Philippines


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