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Isuzu Commercial Truck History

Isuzu Commercial Trucks roots began in 1893

We found this interesting information about the history of Isuzu trucks.

The history if Isuzu dates back all the way to 1893 to the earlier company known as, Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd., Later, in 1916, the shipbuilding company would transform into automobile manufacturing. using the money gained from its Tokyo Ishikawajima business (Isuzu’s founding year). In 1918, Isuzu and the British car manufacturer, Wolseley Motor Ltd. began working together and in the year of 1922, Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding & Engineering made the first automobile ever made in Japan. Shortly afterward, a truck followed in 1924 and Isuzu made the first Japanese-built Wolseley CP 1.5-ton payload truck. It was produced for use as a military truck for the Japanese government. Read more about the history of Isuzu trucks here.

By |February 20th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks|Comments Off on Isuzu Commercial Truck History

Hino Truck History

Hino produces it’s first truck not long after

Our last post: Who built the world’s first truck? featured an image of the oldest pick up truck pioneered by Gottlieb Daimler.

Not long after Hino follows with it’s first work truck. The TGE-A.

We found these interesting facts on Wikipedia

It produced its first motor vehicle in 1917, the Model TGE “A-Type” truck. In 1937, TG&E merged its automobile division with that of Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. and Kyodo Kokusan K.K., to form Tokyo Automobile Industry Co., Ltd., with TG&E as a shareholder. Four years later, the company changed its name to Diesel Motor Industry Co., Ltd., which would eventually become Isuzu Motors Limited.
The following year (1942), the new entity of Hino Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. spun itself out from Diesel Motor Industry Co., Ltd., and the Hino name was born. Following the end of World War II, the company had to stop producing large diesel engines…Read More

By |February 7th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Hino Trucks|Comments Off on Hino Truck History