Hino Motors Philippines, in an effort to ramp up its efforts to deliver “total support” to its customers, has recently inaugurated its newest facility, the Technical Support and Training Center (TSTC). Hino’s TSTC is a two-story building equipped with a service workshop, a technical training workshop, a parts warehouse, seminar rooms, and corporate offices.
The TSTC’s service workshop boasts 14 service bays for efficient servicing of units and to cut down maintenance time.
The technical training workshop, meanwhile, will see the deployment of highly qualified Hino technicians to provide drivers and customers with on-site training on step-by-step vehicle maintenance and procedures. Five bays and three seminar rooms are available to ensure every mechanic of the Hino dealer network is equipped with proper training to provide quality service.
The new center also has an exclusive warehouse for Hino’s Japanese-quality spare parts. Hino Philippines even shared that its inventory of 5,415 lineup items serving 71,120 units of spare parts amounts to P160 million.
One of the key sections within the Technical Support and Training Center is the Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS). This area will have two inspection bays with brake and speed testers, wheel-alignment and smoke testers, headlight testing equipment, side-slip testers, and communication systems adhering to LTO’s technical requirements and testing protocols.
“Everything that we have done, what we are doing, and will continue to do is a testament to how we value a dedicated support program that delivers results and exceeds expectations as the local one-stop shop for truck and bus needs,” says Mitsuharu Tabata, president of Hino Motor Philippines.
In the future, Hino is also planning to launch a training school similar to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) that will include programs for technical and vocational skills. Solar roof panels will also be installed to reduce the company’s electricity consumption.
According to Vincent Mills Jr., HMP’s chairman, the company had invested an estimated P700 million in the facility. Curious about what it looks like? Check out the photos below: