Al-Futtaim HINO delivers 200 trucks to National Food Products Company
Al-Futtaim HINO, an Al-Futtaim Automotive company that exclusively franchises light, medium and heavy-duty HINO trucks in the UAE, has announced the delivery of a major order of 200 HINO trucks to the National Food Products Company (NFPC), a food and beverage company in the UAE offering brands such as Oasis Water, Blu, Lacnor, Safa, Gulf & Safa, Melco, Milco, Royal Bakers, and Aqua fresh.
With the latest handover, NFPC’s fleet of HINO trucks has increased to 450 vehicles, following a similar deal involving 250 trucks in 2019. NFPC will use the HINO 916XLWB, 6-ton trucks to boost its delivery operations which include water shutters, chillers and freezers. The trucks will be converted by Al Furat to meet the specific requirements of NFPC and adhere to UAE safety standards.
Al-Futtaim HINO which has increased its market share by around 300% in the past 5 years, has been the preferred mobility partner for many FMCG companies due to HINO’s Japanese quality and reliability and Al-Futtaim’s aftersales support. The HINO line-up available in the UAE consists of the light-duty 300 series, medium-duty 500 series and heavy-duty 700 series.
Ramez Hamdan, general manager, Al-Futtaim HINO, said: “With this deal, we are further cementing our strong relationship with NFPC whose fleet primarily consists of HINO trucks. The specifications, low cost of maintenance, durability and excellent aftersales support for HINO gives us a clear edge versus the competition and makes our trucks the perfect partner for FMCG companies. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a huge boost to e-commerce and this has had a corresponding increase in our light-duty truck sales which now makes up 65% of our sales primarily to FMCG and logistics operators.”