Hino Trucks has produced its 50,000th Hino truck. A ceremony to celebrate the milestone took place at Hino's plant in Williamstown, W.V., in front of it local and state officials, assembly team members, and Hino executive management.
The 50,000th truck is a 2017 Model 268A, which is part of Hino's lineup of conventional trucks. The milestone caps a record growth period for Hino in which the company has seen a 30% increase in two years. The growth in sales can be attributed to a combination of improved vehicle offerings including a fully connected vehicle platform that is standard across all Hino models, according to the truckmaker.
The Model 268A features a 25,950-pound GVW, achieves 230 hp 520 lb-.ft. of torque and is powered by a turbocharged, intercooled Hino J08E-WU engine (with an optional Hino J08E-VB that can achieve up to 660 lb-ft. of torque) with air brakes.
"It's gratifying for our sales team, our manufacturing team, and our production team to have reached this significant milestone in our company's history. This production level is testament to our trucks longevity and to the commitment of our customers to support a quality product," said Yoshinori Noguchi, chairman of Hino Trucks. "The Hino brand has risen from humble beginnings in the U.S. to become the premier leader in the medium-duty truck market. We have built a solid foundation on which we plan to build consistently and substantially with the help of an ever expanding portfolio of standard features."
Assembled in Williamstown and driven nationwide in a host of applications, the 268A is part of Hino's Class 6-7 conventional truck lineup. Current vocational markets that utilize the 268A include food and beverage, delivery, construction, towing, waste, sanitation, refined fuels, utility, and aerial.