Established about 22 years ago, MK Logistics began operations by making use of just one vehicle – now the company has over 250 vehicles in its fleet. The line-up ranges from one-ton bakkies to the latest in long haul super-links; and in particular, a fleet of over 40 Hinos.

Ravi Moodley, managing director of the MK Group, says Hinos have proved to cost-effective. “Our first exposure to Hino was when we purchased several used 500s – eight-ton units which had become available owing to the demise of Pepsico Corporation in South Africa some years ago.

“Since then we have grown the Hino fleet to over 40 units, mostly the 500 model in different configurations of freighter and truck tractors.”

Moodley says the brand offers good reliability and excellent back-up when it comes to service and parts. “A big advantage is the brand’s infrastructure – it has service facilities in most cities and towns in South Africa.”