- Hino breaks ground for dealership in General Santos City, third in Mindana
GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines – Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines, marks its first full-service dealership in General Santos City with a ground-breaking ceremony.
HMP is confident Hino General Santos will provide efficient trucking solutions to meet the growing logistics demand in the city.
In addition to being the country’s Tuna Capital, General Santos is a transshipment hub in Mindanao. The city’s economy, which focuses on fishing and agri-business industries, ranks third in the entire Mindanao region. Its GDP rate grew by 1.7 percent in 2016. Moreover, the Total Regional Gross Domestic Product for SOCCKSARGEN grew by 51% (From 3.3 -5.0) in 2015-2016 given the big increase on Mining, Manufacturing, Construction, and Electric and water supply.
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With continuously increasing inbound shipments of agriculture, vegetable, tuna and other fish products, the ports of General Santos also serve as a gateway for ASEAN countries and businesses, which in turn creates new opportunities for investment. Aside from growing its different business sectors mentioned, General Santos is developing The GenSan Airport Complex or Aerotropolis, which aims to improve tourism and logistics in the city.
“Hino continues to strengthen its commitment as a total support provider by opening a new dealership here in General Santos. Hino understands the high demand for quality trucks and buses in General Santos, where the main business sectors are fishing and agri-business. Hino General Santos will serve as the new business partner to ensure smooth logistic operations and supply chain management systems,” HMP Chairman Mr. Vicente T. Mills, Jr. said.
HMP has been engaged in the assembly and exclusive distribution of quality Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines for more than 40 years. HMP addresses the transport needs of businesses ranging from small and medium enterprises to big corporations by providing safe, durable and reliable trucks.
About Hino Motors Philippines Corporation
Hino Motors Philippines Corporation (HMP) is primarily engaged in the exclusive assembly and distribution of quality Hino trucks and buses, distribution of genuine Hino spare parts, and the manufacture and distribution of other automotive-related products and services in the Philippines.
Originally incorporated in March 1975 under the name Pilipinas Hino Inc. (PHI) before it changed its name to HMP in 2015, the company is a joint venture among Filipino investors, Hino Motors, Ltd., and the Marubeni Corporation of Japan.