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One of Hino Motors Philippines Corp.’s (HMP) bus-customization projects include mobile courts for the Supreme Court and local government units (LGUs), like the one in the photo, which shows its exterior (Left) and interior.

Hino boosts customization capability to meet truck, bus needs

Hino Motors Philippines Corp. (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines, is broadening its customization services as part of its commitment to provide total support for its clients. The company builds trucks and buses tailored to various client needs, with projects ranging from mobile clinics and tourist buses to mobile courts. 

Among HMP’s notable clients are the Supreme Court and local government units (LGUs), which have been commissioning the company to build mobile courts and prisons since 2004. HMP provided countless mobile courts, including a new one for Quezon City, which allow court hearings to be held in remote areas in the country.

HMP also designs and builds high-end buses, such as the Grandeza, for tour companies. It furnishes its luxury coaches with a mix of imported and locally developed passenger-comfort accessories, as required by its clients.

Hino’s customization projects include outside broadcasting (OB) vans for television and radio companies. This involves working with its clients to design and integrate into the Hino special body the required accessories to accommodate special equipment for remote broadcasting. The company applies its engineering capabilities to meet the installation and electric-power connection requirements of the mobile broadcasting equipment.

To allow higher loading capacity, Hino modifies truck and bus chassis as required.

“We also do comparative reviews of past modifications for clients, including Coca-Cola, to ensure long-term client satisfaction,” said Augusto Salcedo, HMP’s vice president for general sales.

HMP’s bus customization projects include mobile hospitals built for clients based in Maguindanao province. Designed as a response to emergency situations, these mobile hospitals each house an operating room and other life-saving equipment that can be used until the patient is brought to a hospital. It also has other compartments for other services, such as x-ray, dental, laboratory and recovery, as well as a comfort room.

HMP usually completes in-plant truck and bus customization in 45 to 60 days, depending on client needs.

“We make available to our customers our total service capabilities. We make specific recommendations when their needs are beyond the scope of our regular hardware and service capabilities,” Salcedo said.

“We also coordinate with outside suppliers when we don’t have the technical capabilities to install and test special equipment required to finish customization projects,” he added.

HMP ensures that it delivers bus- and truck-customization services within deadlines. Its team of more than 20 engineers proactively comes up with solutions when technical issues arise to fulfill commitments according to schedule.

For more than 40 years, HMP has been providing safe, durable, and reliable buses and trucks to meet the transport needs of businesses, ranging from small and medium enterprises to big corporations.

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