Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis, has announced that Hino Motors Limited, one of the largest truck and bus manufacturers in the world, has opened a new parts facility at the Logistics District. Spread over 5,400 sqm, Hino Motors Middle East Parts Depot (HMMED) will cater to Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) to shorten delivery times and reduce logistics costs considerably.
The new parts depot at DWC will be Hino Motors third spare part depot after USA and Belgium. Prior to the new depot, the company used to supply spare parts to the GCC market from its Belgium depot which was serving the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The new facility at DWC will enable Hino Motors to supply spare parts and other units directly from their manufacturing unit in Japan for delivery to the GCC market, creating a huge impact on customer satisfaction.
Mohsen Ahmad, Vice President – Logistics District, Dubai World Central, said: “Dubai World Central is a fully integrated development offering state-of-the art facilities for trade and logistics companies. The new warehouse for Hino Motors offers the strategic advantages of our location along with facilities such as multimodal transport, fast-cycle logistics environment, and proximity to Al Maktoum International Airport and Jebel Ali Sea Port through a dedicated logistics corridor which will significantly benefit the company.”
“Further, the new depot will cater the GCC as opposed to the traditional setup of serving the region from the EMEA Regional Distribution Centers (RDC), mostly located in Europe. The move is also in line with DWC’s strategy of convincing more and more EMEA RDC operators to reconsider their supply chain network, by using Dubai as a hub not only for the GCC but rather to a much larger region of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA)”; he added.
Masakazu Ichikawa, Chairman, Hino Motors, said: “We have witnessed a tremendous increase in demand for our vehicles and their spare parts in the Middle East in last few years. With the opening of the new depot at DWC’s Logistics District, we will be able to supply high quality parts in timely manner to the distributors in the Middle East Market as the Logistics Hub of the region. The core element of Hino Motor’s business is building “A Trusting Relationship” with customers and the local community through contributions to customer’s business operation. This means providing safe, environmental, high quality products, and reliable after care system for customers to continue using Hino product with its maximum uptime and life time value. At this time, we established our Middle East Depot as a logistics hub of the customer care.”
The opening of the new depot at DWC is in response to the growing sales for Hino Motors in the Middle East which has become an important market for the company. The company will further enhance its reliability, expand the sales of its vehicles and improve customer satisfaction by strengthening its after-sales service through HMMED.
Hino Motors Limited is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. It was founded in 1910 and was established as a separate company in 1942. The company has a rich history in the automotive industry and is one of the largest manufacturer of trucks and buses in Japan. Hino Motors manufactures trucks and buses, commercial vehicles and passenger cars for Toyota, automotive and industrial diesel engines, and vehicle parts.
The Logistics District at Dubai World Central offers direct access to air, sea and road transportation, including a dedicated airport-seaport corridor that allows cargo to be moved from port to airport in just 20 minutes. It also offers simplified start-up procedures, minimal bureaucracy, and competitive pricing.