Hino is “most cost effective”
Ever wondered which truck is the most cost-effective? The answer is Hino, according to Ravi Moodley, managing director of MK Logistics, a transporter that operates within the food and packaging industries.
Moodley, who founded the company 22 years ago with a single truck, has over 250 vehicles in his fleet today – from one-tonne pickups to superlinks. The fleet consists of various brands, but his loyalty to the Hino brand is clear.
”Of all the vehicles in our fleet, I have found Hino to be the most cost effective. Our first exposure to Hino was when we purchased several used Hino 500 eight-tonners, which had become available owing to the demise of Pepsico Corporation in South Africa some years ago. Since then we have grown the Hino fleet to over 40 units, mostly the 500 model in different configurations of freighter and truck tractors,” he reveals.
MK Logistics, a leader within the logistics, warehousing and distribution industry, has enjoyed unprecedented growth over the last two decades. While the fleet has grown, so, too, have the warehousing facilities, which are located in Alrode, Durban, Cape Town and Rosslyn, near Pretoria. The head office of the MK Group has recently relocated to a larger facility in Randvaal, near Meyerton.
Moodley attributes the company’s growth to the service it renders to its clients. “The excellent service which MK Logistics renders to its clients goes together with the service it receives from its vehicle suppliers. With the Hino brand, we have the reliability we require and the back-up when it comes to service and parts. Hino SA’s countrywide infrastructure is a big advantage. This means there is a service facility in most cities and towns in South Africa,” says Moodley.
It’s clear that’s he’s a fan of the actual trucks, too. “We have found the Hino 500 eight-tonner to be a straightforward vehicle with no electronic complexities. If we have to urgently send a vehicle to a remote area, the Hino is the obvious choice,” concludes Moodley.