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Hino Celebrates 40 Years in Canada

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Hino Motors Canada, Ltd. today announced that 2014 marks the company’s 40th year in Canada. Originally based in Burnaby, British Columbia, the company imported and assembled the first Hino trucks to arrive in North America. Forty years later, it is a much different company.

Eric Smith, Vice President of Sales commented, “From humble beginnings in 1974 to the prominent Canadian manufacturer of Class 4 – 7 trucks it is today, Hino is proud to celebrate its 40th year in Canada. Today the company is well entrenched within the Canadian marketplace with a coast-to-coast network of 47 dealers, a Canadian assembly plant in Woodstock, Ontario, and its head office and Parts Distribution Centre located in Mississauga, Ontario. The next 40 years for Hino promise to be very interesting and exciting.”

Hino Canada is planning to celebrate its milestone later this year at a gala event involving customers, dealers, suppliers and special guests. At the event the company will showcase its new Mississauga head office, Parts Distribution Centre and National Training Centre. From its new and much larger office, Hino will be better positioned to implement its Total Support philosophy with the finest products, services and parts availability for Canadian customers.

In addition to this being the 40th year for Hino trucks in Canada, 2014 also marks the 30th year of Hino Trucks in the United States. In Japan, Tokyo-based Hino Motors has a long history tracing all the way back to 1918.

About Hino: Hino Motors Canada, Ltd., a Toyota Group Company, assembles and distributes light and medium duty commercial trucks in Canada and is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with assembly operations in Woodstock, Ontario. Service is provided through its extensive coast-to-coast dealership network and is backed by its industry leading customer care protection program. For more information, please visit us at