Hino's dealership in Adelaide, Australia celebrates its 45th anniversary
Published On Sep 24, 2015
Hino is a well famed CV maker based in Tokyo, Japan. Apart from its dominant market position in the Asian region, the company also conducts profitable operations in countries like United States of America and Australia. Recently, a dealership of the brand located in Adelaide, Australia commemorated its 45th anniversary.
The company had established its dealership in this South Australian city in partnership with CMI. This is a local company belonging to the CMV group, a conglomerate of auto dealerships based around this region. The entity was established in 1934 by Sidney Crawford. As family businesses, the CMV Group and CMI Hino have shared close ties since their founding. Paul Crawford, the joint managing director of the CMV Group, is one of the three Crawford brothers supporting the enterprises and helping them to prosper.
“In the early '60s, we became involved with Toyota Motor Corporation through Thiess Toyota, and that then led us in the late '60s to become involved with this new brand, Hino trucks,” Crawford said. “In those days Hino was really setting the new benchmarks for reliability and durability which was not seen up until then. Obviously Hino trucks have really evolved over the last 50 years, but I've got to say that the foundation for the brand - particularly its core, QDR (quality, durability and reliability) - was there from the beginning, and is still there today.”
Included in the corporate celebrations was a well preserved 1970 Hino KL 300 truck from this dealership.