Hino Australia recently announced that it is expanding its Bodyworx program, which was launched in 2018 and consists of an “online portal containing technical and regulatory information to assist with the design and construction of truck and bus bodies on Hino chassis,” the company explains. This expansion will include information seminars where body builders, component suppliers, and other interested parties can learn more about various guidelines and specifications while also receiving recommendations from Hino experts.
Other resources and topics include CAD drawings, technology system details, and improved integration. The first of these events attracted more than 200 body builders from across the country, and the next series will begin in the fourth quarter of this year.
A Natural Evolution
“At Hino, our trucks are built under the guiding principles of Quality, Durability and Reliability, and by providing this next level of information to our body builders, we are equipping them with the knowledge about the Hino trucks they require to build and mount their bodies to the end customer’s vehicle. We know that a correctly integrated body provides our customers with superior operational outcomes, which is a positive for everyone,” says Daniel Petrovski, manager of product strategy for Hino Australia. “The Bodyworx seminars are a natural extension of the information already available on the Hino Bodyworx portal.”
Positive Early Feedback
So far, Hino has received positive feedback for its Bodyworx seminars from attendees such as Pete Weatherby, president of the LCA (Licensed Certifiers Association), who attended the first-ever seminar in Sydney back in May. “The event was an excellent opportunity for AVEs and body builders to establish important business links with Hino and more so important with the growing applications of technologies,” says Weatherby. “We recommend the Hino Bodyworx events to all of our LCA members, including our AVE counterparts interstate.”