To broaden its business in the trucks and buses segment, Hino Motors Philippines Corporation (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the country, recently announced its customization services with projects ranging from mobile clinicstourist buses, and mobile courts.

Among the company’s notable clients include Supreme Court and local government units (LGUs). Hino was commissioned to build mobile courts and mobile prisons since 2004. They also provided multiple mobile courts, including a new one for Quezon City, all of which allow court hearings to be conducted in remote areas across the country.

The company’s customization projects include broadcasting Outside Broadcasting (OB) Van for television and radio companies. Hino applies its engineering capabilities to meet the installation and electric power connections requirements of the mobile broadcasting equipment.

Meanwhile, Hino designs and builds high-end buses such as the Grandeza for tour companies. It furnishes its luxury coaches with a mix of imported and locally developed passenger comfort accessories as required by its clients.

Augusto Salcedo, HMP General Sales VP, said, “We also do comparative reviews of past modifications for clients, including Coca Cola, to ensure long term client satisfaction.”

According to the company, customization completes in-plant truck and bus in 45 to 60 days, depending on client needs.

“We make available to our customers our total service capabilities. We make specific recommendations when their needs are beyond the scope of our regular hardware and service capabilities. We also coordinate with outside suppliers when we don’t have the technical capabilities to install and test special equipment required to finish customization projects,” adds Salcedo.

The bus customization projects include mobile hospitals built for Maguindanao-based clients. Designed as a response to emergency situations, the mobile hospital houses an operating room and other life-saving equipment that can be used until the patient is brought to a hospital. It also has other compartments for other services such as x-ray, dental, laboratory, recovery, as well as comfort room.