Thursday, October 06, 2016

Truck News: GIGA Shipping takes delivery of 2 HINO Truck Carriers & HINO announces sales of 2,551 units for the 1st Half of 2016


Earlier today GIGA Shipping, a subsidiary of Giga Maritime Group took delivery of two HINO SG2PDPA Prime Mover / Truck Carriers. The handover ceremony took place in HINO 3S dealer center, Soon Seng Truck & Parts Sdn Bhd. in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. It was attended by Mr. Ken Iwamoto, Managing Director of Hino Motor Sales Malaysia who presented the trucks to Datuk Kumar Prabakaran, Managing Director of GIGA .


GIGA provides “Total door to door logistics for complete built up vehicles” with complete transportation solutions that include Roll On/Roll Off (RoRo) ocean going vessels and road going vehicle transporters. If you see a car that is an imported unit from around Asia, chances are they've been brought in and transported by GIGA.

Anyway, the HINO Truck Carriers were chosen  by GIGA because they believe in the product (and after sales package) offered. This, and the fact that they already operate up to 57 HINO trucks of various models. Standardization is the key to keeping operating costs in check as is the trust and belief in the product offered by HINO. I suppose the choice made by GIGA is sound as they are the winners of the Malaysia Niche Logistics Service Provider 2016 award by Frost & Sullivan. 

As for the truck, the HINO SG2PDPA Prime Mover Truck is equipped with a 320PS engine which is sufficient enough to meet the logistic requirements of hauling light trucks (cars would not be an issue obviously). It can carry up to 4 units of Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) trucks,3 to 4 units of mini bus chassis at any one time aside from passenger cars. The trailer body is also equipped with an adjustable ramp to meet the need of carrying different size trucks.

The HINO SG2PDPA prime mover is equipped with Full Air Brake System that helps effectively improve breaking performance even in extreme operating conditions. Other interesting details include the fact that in the event of a head-on collision, the specially designed telescopic and tilt steering column (a locking device, recirculating ball with hydraulic booster system) will assist in absorbing some of the impact providing better protection for the driver. 

On another note,  HINO has managed to achieve sales of 2,551 units in the first half of 2016 despite the challenges of a sluggish automotive market. No doubt this is due to product strength, affordable pricing and good aftersales. 

PRESS RELEASE
HINO Truck carrier, the first in Malaysia signals strong business relations between HINO and GIGA

Delivery of HINO Truck Carrier to GIGA Shipping

► To cater for the safety and efficient logistic requirements to meet customer’s needs

► Winner of Malaysia Niche Logistics Service Provider 2016, GIGA is looking forward to contribute to Malaysia logistic business development

► Customer’s patronage are the pillar of reason why Hino could grow in the business steadily
Mr. Ken Iwamoto (right), Managing Director of Hino Motor Sales Malaysia presenting a momento to Datuk Kumar Prabakaran (left), Managing Director of GIGA .

6th October 2016, Negeri Sembilan: Hino Motors Sales (M) Sdn Bhd – HMSM recently announced the
handover of 2units HINO truck carrier to Giga Shipping Sdn. Bhd (GIGA). HINO truck carrier model SG2PDPA was selected because of its proven performance in the history of GIGA operations. 

The vehicle is equipped with 320PS engine which is sufficient enough to meet the logistic requirements. It carries 4 units of Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) truck 4 or 3 units of mini bus chassis at ny one time.

Safety is one of the major considerations by GIGA. The HINO SG2PDPA prime mover is equipped with Full Air Brake System that helps effectively improve breaking performance even in extreme operating conditions. On top of that, in the event of a head-on collision, safety features are enhanced with telescopic and tilt steering column with locking device, recirculating ball with hydraulic booster which help to absorb some of the impact providing better protection for the driver. The trailer body is also equipped with an adjustable ramp to meet the need of carrying different size trucks.

As for GIGA when asked, a good truck is not just the design and performance, but also with good after-sales service with nationwide coverage which HINO has them all. The truck painted in green shows Logo of
Nexus, is the whole subsidiary if GIGA Shipping which currently owns 57 units of HINO trucks.

“We strongly believe that this innovative idea of the truck carrier brings a lot of benefit to HINO’s customer
as well as to Nexus as transporter. It will improve delivery time, reduce cost and also reduce risk of accidents and damages,” said Datuk Kumar Prabakaran, Managing Director of GIGA, who was awarded with “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award” (APEA) 2016.

HMSM Managing Director, Mr. Ken Iwamoto said, “Customer’s patronage in HINO and strong domestic demand are the pillar of reason why HINO could grow in the business steadily. In the first half of 2016, we could realize to achieve sales of 2,551 units despite of many unforeseen circumstances.”

He also added, “We will evolve to change to be a ‘service provider’ to provide customers with the best solutions and not just as a ‘manufacturer’ who only provides the products.”

HINO’s supports to their customers are never ending. The existing of Hino Total Support Customer Centre
(HTSCC) in Sendayan is like a backbone to their customer. The centre provides safety and eco driving training for customers to produce qualified and well-trained commercial vehicle drivers in line with local authority efforts to reduce road accidents involving trucks and busses.

“Aim for Customer Trust and Confidence” is HINO’s catchphrase. HMSM’s ‘Total Support’ philosophy is the way forward as it strives together with Hino Motors Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to in providing customers with the most suitable HINO range of vehicles and after sales service second to none. Today, it is proven that the market for HINO is expanding and it foresee the importance of providing the training in equipping HINO owners with the vehicle knowledge, safety and eco-driving skill technique.

HINO has built a solid reputation through the outstanding QDR, which means, Quality, Durability and Reliability. HINO’s mission is not only to develop a product which is perfect fit for each customer’s business but also to ‘Maximise vehicle Up-Time’ and ‘Minimise vehicle Life-Time Cost’. With HINO Total Support Customer Center in Sendayan, HINO are striving to deliver the best support to our customer with necessary
trainings and also safety driving techniques.

The handover ceremony took place in HINO 3S dealer center, Soon Seng Truck & Parts Sdn Bhd. The official handover of HINO truck carrier was conducted by Mr. Ken Iwamoto, Managing Director of HMSM to Datuk Kumar Prabakaran, Managing Director of GIGA .

About HINO in Malaysia
Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn BHd - HMSM, a group of Toyota Japan - manufactures Light Commercial Vehicle (HINO 300 series), Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle (HINO 500 series), Prime Mover (HINO 700 series) and busses. In Malaysia, ever since its establishment in 1977, HMSM has been working closely with its dealers to improve their services through upgrading to 3S (Sales, Services and Spare Parts) status which provides a total package of services and offers conveniences to customers across the country. HINO products are some of the most technologically advanced in the Malaysian commercial vehicle market.

About Giga Shipping Sdn Bhd
A subsidiary of Giga Maritime Group (GMG), Giga Shipping Sdn Bhd (GIGA) was established in Malaysia in 2000 and commenced its operation in 2001. Being the pioneer of auto logistic business, they valued
integrity, innovation and intensity. Over 30 years of its establishment, GIGA has been the pioneer in Malaysian Automotive Logistics. GIGA is jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), one of the leading shipping companies in the world, Neptune Reliance Sdn Bhd, a local company whose shareholders have vast experience in Roll Off/ Roll On (ro/ro) business and Yamamizu Singapore Pte Ltd, a related company to Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, a company incorporated in Japan. GIGA provides “Total door to door logistics for complete built up vehicles”. GIGA business activities are predominantly in Malaysia but Giga through its affiliation with NYK and its network has the presence in almost all parts of the world. GIGA won the title of Malaysia Niche Logistics Service Provider of the year in 2016 Frost & Sullivan award.

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