Hino has announced it has increased its commitment to its customers with the launch of a new dealership, with the arrival of  Canberra Hino,  based in the nation’s capital.

“We are delighted that Eagers Automotive has further increased its involvement with Hino with the opening of Canberra Hino,” said Richard Emery, president and CEO of Hino Australia.

“As dealer principal of Canberra Hino, Mirko Milic brings almost 20 years of experience as a dealer principal, most recently at Canberra Toyota and Lexus,” said Emery.

“Canberra is an important market for Hino – its residents, businesses and government departments are renowned for their commitment to the environment, so we expect our 300 Series hybrid electric light-duty truck to be extremely popular,” he concluded.

Mirko Milic is also excited about the opportunities ahead:

“The new dealership is centrally located on the former site of Canberra Toyota in Fyshwick – Canberra Toyota is well-known in the local community for its commitment to customers and after-sales service,” said Milic

“This ethos forms the foundation of our culture at Canberra Hino where our team combines excellent Hino sales, parts and service knowledge with a skilled and experienced management team.

“The new dealership features a 2000 square metre indoor showroom, an additional five service bays, a parts warehouse with an increased capacity of 4000 square metre, and a dedicated wash bay.

“Personally, I’ve enjoyed my return to the Hino family and the trucking industry – I loved my ten years as general manager of Tory Hino and have more recently been a shareholder in a competing truck brand,” he concluded.

Hino says its Australian dealership network now comprises of 65 sales and service centres nationwide.