Our Promise


Our Promise

At Hino NZ, we pride ourselves on supplying a better class of truck to make your working life easier, while looking after the world you live in. Whether it’s technology or service, our focus is not about us; it’s about you.

Our Company


Our Company

We know trucking inside out. Since 1964, Hino has been committed to New Zealand road transport and ancillary operators. We pride ourselves on supplying you with trucks that are reliable, comfortable, safe, and most importantly, make your life easier.

Hino NZ’s dedicated team focus on delivering exceptional trucking service and products throughout the country. Our people are a combination of all things trucking from sales, diesel mechanics, and parts people, to engineering and administration. They are selected on their ability to listen and act on your needs, delivering trucking solutions that will complement your business.

We have a nationwide network of experienced staff dedicated to offering a full range of 300 Series, 500 Series, and 700 Series Hino trucks. The Hino total support system includes aftersales parts and 24-hour call-out service. With branches from Whangārei to Invercargill, we get you safely and quickly back on the road, wherever you are.

Our History

Our History

Our History

In 1918, Hino Motors Ltd Japan introduced their first truck to the world. More than 100 years later, our delivery of durable, reliable, quality trucks continues worldwide. 51% owned by Toyota, Hino is where the world’s most successful car maker and leading-edge truck design meet.

Clyde Engineering Ltd truck and bus franchise began distributing Hino vehicles throughout New Zealand in 1964. Imported from Japan, and assembled in Auckland, their first two bonneted 195hp diesel trucks were sold to Rotorua logging operators.

Hino Distributors (NZ) Ltd purchased the Clyde Group in 1984. In 1999, we relocated to Palmerston North, and a few years later introduced a new European influenced cab for the medium-duty market. Hino New Zealand grew quickly, selling its 10,000th unit in 2003.

In 2004, the Sime Darby Group purchased Hino Distributors (NZ) Ltd. 2004 also saw the introduction of the Hino 700 Series, completing the full range: Hino 300 Series (light-duty trucks), 500 Series (medium-duty trucks), and 700 Series (heavy-duty trucks).

In 2006, Hino introduced a new 300 Series range with an extensive line-up of 17 models, including Hybrids. Hino was also the first manufacturer to comply with the next level of strict emission requirements, reflecting our commitment to reducing the adverse effects of the transport industry on the environment.

2014 represented 50 years of Hino in New Zealand.

Our History


Our History


Clyde Engineering Ltd commissions two bonneted Hino 195hp diesel logging trucks.


New Zealand Fire Service purchased their first Hinos, based at Sheffield, Hororata, and Mapua.


Hino Distributors NZ purchases Clyde Group’s Hino franchise.


Hino Distributors NZ’s head office moves to Palmerston North.


10,000th Hino unit sold in New Zealand.


700 Series introduced, completing full Hino range in New Zealand.


Hino is the first truck manufacturer to comply with US04 emission requirements.


Hino releases the world’s first production diesel-electric hybrid light-duty truck in New Zealand.


The first Hino 700 Series 480hp with Automated Manual Transmission is sold.


New Hino Euro 5 300 Series tours New Zealand on a nationwide roadshow.


Hino Euro 5 700 Series introduced to the New Zealand market.


The 15,000th Hino unit will be sold in New Zealand.


Hino’s aftersales network, Truckstops, introduces Hino Fixed Price Servicing, the only nationwide offering of its kind in NZ.


New Hino 500 Series Wide Cab FM model introduced into New Zealand.


Hino introduce the new Standard Cab 500 Series trucks into the market, featuring a Euro6 equivalent emission standard.


New 300 Series released, sporting advanced safety features such as Lane Departure Warning and a Pre-Collision System, including Pedestrian Detection.


The new Euro 6 700 Series is introduced to the New Zealand market.

Clyde Engineering Ltd commissions two bonneted Hino 195hp diesel logging trucks.