From “Japan” as Island Nation to “Japan” as Maritime Nation
Medieval European maritime nations started sailing far across the sea for
their adventure voyages from the Mediterranean coast, seeking a further
new and unknown world. They then brought back a great deal of discovery
and a variety of information to their country, making significant contribution
to breakthroughs of humanity.
Then finally reached to the island nation “Japan” in the Far East, brought new cultures and information with a feeling of astonishing surprise and admiration to our ancestors. As they knew further, the surprise changed to fear, and our ancestors chosen to close the nation off firmly from the outside except for certain countries leading to national isolation.
During the isolation, our ancestors continued developing our culture unique to the island nation but, as a result, were left behind far away by the world civilization, interfered strongly by powerful countries including the United States, and forced to open the country with an unequal treaty.
Patriots anxious about Japan’s future decided to put away the Japanese history and traditions to break the status quo, chose to open the country, and positively learned knowledge, information and technologies in various fields from the developed countries. They then worked toward fortifying the country and strengthening the military in rivalry with the powerful countries, leading Japan to the only country in Asia experiencing industrial revolution, which would build the foundation for the present Japanese industry, and exponential progress catching up with the powerful countries.
This revolutionary restoration, however, made the Japanese confident and conceited, which resulted in acceleration towards reliance on the army. Even now, after approximately 70 years since the world war, the island nation “Japan” still almost loses its confidence at every occasion owing to the pain of old wound, and tends to shut itself away. Now is the time to getting out of the island nation mentality to overcome the past and contribute to the world as a maritime nation “Japan”. We should learn from past experience including misfortune of our predecessors and regain well-balanced confidence as Japanese.
“Yamato sprit, fly high ahead to the world!”
Masami ENDO, President
- Hino Engineering Co., Ltd.
- HEAD OFFICE ADDRESS
- 60-7, Takakura-cho, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0033 Japan
- TEL. +81-42-656-1161
Hino Electric Co., Ltd.
- TEL. +81-42-656-1161
- CAPITAL STOCK
- ¥70 million
- January 23, 1978
- Masami ENDO, President
- PLANT SCALE
- Address: 60-7, Takakura-cho, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0033 Japan
Site Area: 476 ㎡, Building Floor Space: 869.47 ㎡
HINO TECHNICAL CENTER (HTC)
VIETNAM PLANET（SUN FIELD VIETNAM CO.,LTD）
- Hino Electric was founded as a subcontract factory of Fuji Electric Manufacturing (present name: Fuji Electric Systems).
- Hino Engineering was founded focusing on design and development.
- Started selling NEC 98 series compatible FA computers “MultiFlex”; Advanced into FA computer industry
- Started selling DOS/V compatible panel computers ; Switched to DOS/V compatible devices
- Developed “CABG Treatment Control System” with Nihon University and University
of Tsukuba as an industry-academia-government project
Designated as business receiving subsidies for developing new products/technologies of Tokyo
- Acquired ISO 9001
- Set up Suwa Office
Worked on manufacture and assembly of precision machined parts
- Established “SUN FIELD VIETNAM CO., LTD.” in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Started operation of a plant for manufacture of plastic molded parts, board mounting lines and assembly
Established procurement route in Taiwan
Set up Chubu Office
- Established “日野工程科技股份有限公司” in Taiwan
- Started KES activities
- Acquired KES Environmental Management System Standard
- New plant in Vietnam was launched
- Opened Sales&Technology Center
- Due to expanding business, Sales & Technology Center moved and renamed
Hino Technical Center
Sun Field Vietnam Danang Technical Center opened
Due to expanding business, Chubu Office renamed Chubu Branch
Start of construction on Sun Field Vietnam extension