HINO Automobile concern at the moment is one of the largest Japanese automotive factories for the production of medium and large truck tonnage. Thread automobile plant history stretches from the first truck manufacturers - Japan: Tokyo shipyard «Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding - Engineering Co» and Tokyo Gas and Electric Company - «Tokyo Gas Electric Industry Co». These companies produce almost identical trucks wore the brand «Sumida» and «Chiyoda».
And in 1937 when the company merged with each other, produced trucks got another name «Isuzu». But in 1941 after another company regrouping their forces once again changes its name to «Diesel Motor Industry Co». A little later, in 1942, again there was a reconstruction in which the enterprise which owned the company TGE, separated and at the same time took the name «Hino Heavy Industry Co».
In the department of the company continued to work on the production of a 7-ton truck with a 6-cylinder diesel engines air cooling capacity of which was 125 hp
In 1996, the company «HINO» released its 2-millionth car. In Japan, it owns 8 plants with about 10 thousand personnel, including the largest robotic complex in Hamura near Tokyo, which made all the assemblies and parts for cars. In addition, the company has several assembly plants in the US, Ireland, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, the Philippines.
By the end of the XX century they produced annually by 80-90 thousand. Lorries and buses, including trucks with full weight more than 6 m. Approximately 33 thousand pieces. In terms of production the company occupies 16 th place in the world and third in Japan. HINO Trucks are available in more than 100 countries worldwide. But not so long ago, the concern decided to try his truck on the Dakar.