Hino, Ekebol and Nationwide celebrate milestones


Two long term relationships convened in the sale of one truck, marking two achievements

Hino, Ekebol and Nationwide celebrate milestones
Ekebol managing director Gary Roe (left) with Nationwide CEO Rob Nicholls.

  

Ekebol and Nationwide Towing & Transport are celebrating after the tilt tray manufacturer delivered its 250th vehicle – a new Hino FE 1426 – to the towing company.

The delivery is also a milestone for Hino as the FE XL Air with six-tonne tilt tray body marks the 200th Hino vehicle purchased by Nationwide since 2005.

Nationwide CEO Rob Nicholls says the 6.4-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel FE truck will join the company’s fleet that stretches across Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and the Gold Coast.

"Over the years we have found Hino to be very reliable," Nicholls says, pointing out that the trucks need to be.

"Our tow trucks work hard - 24 hours, seven days a week all over metropolitan areas, the countryside, on busy freeways and isolated outback roads.

"They also work on construction sites and at major events, including the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open and various concerts."

The Ekebol relationship with Nationwide began in 2003 when the towing company bought a Hino Ranger 6 from the equipment manufacturer, a move that later saw Hino becoming Nationwide’s brand of choice in 2005.

"The Hino Ranger 6 then FD models have been great products to install our most popular TFS 4000 tilt tray body on, and you can see these in operation all around Australia," Ekebol managing director Gary Roe says.

"Now the FE model, with its increased capacity, has become very popular and is widely used for our TFS 6000 product."

"Everyone at Ekebol values the long-term relationship that we have with Nationwide and we look forward to supporting them into the future."

 

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