The Hino Motor Corporation was founded in 1942 and began making trucks in 1946. Its first truck was a heavy-duty diesel truck.
By 1950, the Hino Corporation became known as the Hino Diesel Industry Company. It designed a heavy-duty 7-liter DS10 engine which was larger than any other Japanese truck built at the time. In 1953, the company began producing cars for private industry under the Renault label. The Hino Corporation became well-known for cars like the Hino Briska and the Contessa 900.
Hino is currently in 2015 a subsidiary of the Toyota corporation. The truck manufacturer builds heavy-duty work trucks that are becoming increasingly popular in the United States and around the world.