Hino Motors starts construction of its new factory in Russia

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 25, 2019

A ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of Hino Motors LLC‘s (Hino Russia) new factory in Russia was held this week.

The factory in the city of Khimki in Moscow Oblast will have an area of about 50,000m2. It aims to produce about 2000 medium- and light-duty trucks a year once production begins in mid-2020.

“Hino came to Russia in 2008 and since then we were able to win the favour of a large number of customers due to the high quality of our trucks and our comprehensive follow-up services in the spirit of ‘Total Support‘,” said Mikio Segawa, president of Hino Russia. “I declare that Hino sincerely believes in the prospects of the Russian market and has long-term plans for developing its business in Russia. And the beginning of this construction proves our commitment to Russia. We hope that the new Hino initiative will contribute Russian customers‘ business, Moscow region and the city of Khimki.”

Segawa said in Hino‘s ‘Challenge 2025‘ initiative, they envisioned increasing their global unit sales as part of efforts to strengthen the company‘s business structure.

“We place emphasis on Russia as a market where we can expect to see growth moving forward, and by building this new factory, we seek to enhance our competitive capabilities and establish firm roots for the Hino brand in the local market as we aim to further increase our sales.”