Hino Restarted the Production of CNG Bus Nov 27, 2015
Purwakarta, 27 November 2015 – PT. Hino Motors Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI) inaugurated the Restart of Hino Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Bus Production Line in Hino factory, Kota Bukit Indah, Purwakarta. The Restart of Hino CNG Bus Production Line was inaugurated by I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan, Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation Equipment and Electronics, Ministry of Industry and in presence of Toshiro Mizutani – HMMI President Commissioner, Soebronto Laras – HMMI Commissioner, Hiroo Kayanoki – HMSI President Director and Kazushi Ehara –HMMI President Director as well as other Hino Management members and guests.
Kazushi Ehara said “Hino is proud, as we are capable of restarting the production of Hino CNG Bus. Hino is the first and the only bus manufacturer to produce CNG Bus in Indonesia. I hope that Hino CNG Bus can become the solution for assisting the government in providing comfortable mass transportation for the public. The restart of Hino CNG Bus production is also a form of support to help the government’s program in creating blue sky by providing environmentally friendly vehicles."
Previously, Hino has already produced CNG Bus. “We are already familiar with CNG Bus because Hino supplied CNG Bus for Transjakarta in 2007. Hino has the experience and technology to produce CNG Buses which are safe, comfortable and has large passenger carrying capacity. The specifications of Hino CNG Bus are in accordance with government regulations. In addition, Hino provides high quality after sales service to provide satisfaction to our loyal customers. Therefore, we are ready to fulfill the demand and meet the needs of the government or private sector”. “Moreover, we also can provide after sales service to support smooth operation of the Hino CNG Bus operation”, said Hiroo Kayanoki.
“The total production capacity of Hino plant is 75.000 units per year and its products are utilized to fulfill the needs of the domestic market and also exported to several countries in the ASEAN region and Latin America,” added Kazushi Ehara.
Hino CNG Bus are produced here is type RK CNG which has capacity of 80 passengers. This bus features 6 Cylinder engine with capacity of 7.961 cc which is capable of producing power of up to 260 PS as it is also equipped with turbo charger and intercooler. Hino CNG Bus is also more fuel efficient and operates with low noise and vibration. The engine specification ensures emission which is environmentally friendly. This rear engine bus is equipped with 6 stage automatic transmission and it reduces driver’s fatigue. It is more comfortable to drive and has great maneuverability on the road. In terms of safety, Hino CNG Bus is equipped with Full Air Brake System for more responsive braking and easy maintenance.
Hino CNG Bus is fully supported with excellent after sales service to satisfy the customers consisting of: Guarantee of 1 year or 50.000 Km, Free Service Program with periodic maintenance up to 2 years or 60.000 KM, Service Contract to maintain the bus in good condition, Mechanic and driver Training and Service Car equipped with the required tools for service on the road or light repair at the customer’s location.
At the end of his speech, Kazushi Ehara stated “that he hopes that the Ministry of Industry can continuously support the national industry by promoting the policy on the utilization of locally manufactured products to support industry and economic growth also reduce unemployment”.