Traton-Hino procurement JV a sign of the times

With manufacturers hunting high and low for cost savings, the Traton-Hino joint venture highlights the importance of purchasing synergies. By Freddie Holmes

At a point where partnerships are proving vital to commercialise costly new technologies and business models, Traton and Hino have gone a step further to establish a dedicated joint venture that will focus on global procurement synergies.

With offices in both Munich and Tokyo, the aptly named Hino & Traton Global Procurement will spearhead an effort to combine global purchasing strategies between the two truck makers. It builds on an existing partnership that…

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