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Showing entrepreneurial flair

Entrepreneurs are regarded as important cogs in the business chain – particularly in emerging economies. Commercial vehicle manufacturer Hino recognises that fact and, through its extensive dealer network, has worked to foster relationships with those who display entrepreneurial spirit. One...

Actros in a million

A Mercedes-Benz Actros – equipped with the millionth V6 diesel engine produced at the company’s plant in Mannheim, Germany -- has been bought by Russian freight operator KonTrans. The truck will be used to transport groceries across Eastern Europe. At...

Imperial Hino moves to state-of-the-art facility in Pomona

Imperial’s Hino truck dealership recently relocated to a new state-of-the-art facility in Pomona, after previous moves to Wadeville and Germiston. According to dealer principal Mike Darrol, the company sees its new location as ideally suited given the rapid development of...

Hino SA fares well in two recent truck surveys

Hino fared very well in two recent surveys of truck companies in South Africa. These were the Scott Byers Network’s Comparative Customer Satisfaction Monitor (CCSM) and the Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) conducted under the auspices of the National Automobile...

FAW produces 3 000th local truck

FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd has notched up another record in its ever-expanding success story. The latest milestone added to the company’s history is the 3 000th locally built vehicle to roll-off the production line. Besides the fact that...

Capco continues long association with Hino Trucks

Long relationships between businesses and suppliers – especially those companies that sell vehicles – are not encountered as often these days as in the past. However, Capco, the Durban-based stockist, distributor and manufacturer of ceilings, partition systems and components,...

The world’s largest service market competition opens – VISTA

Registration has opened for the world´s largest service market competition Volvo International Service Training Awards (VISTA)*. More than 18 000 technicians, from the Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses global dealer network, are estimated to participate. Through teamwork and competence...

MAN and CNL to launch eTrucks

MAN Truck & Bus, together with the Austrian Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL), have signed an agreement to begin testing electrically-powered vehicles. In signing the development partnership agreement, the companies have initiated the introduction of electric drives in medium and...

Orlens Transport succeed with DAF

Sastri Rapiti, owner of Kwa-Zulu Natal-based Orlens Transport, credits DAF Trucks and Babcock for playing a fundamental role in their highly successful logistics operation, one that has experienced an intensive increase in turnover in just over five years. Orlens started...

Volkswagen Truck & Bus on road to success

 In 2015, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG decided to bundle its truck and bus brands MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus under one umbrella. Since then, the goal has been clear: to become Global Champion of the...

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