W.H. Bond & Sons have taken delivery of their 100th Toyota Hilux in 21 years.
Loyal customers don’t come any more loyal than that, and the agricultural and construction services company has planned to continue to order three Hilux pick-up trucks a month to keep its fleet up to date.
The Hilux performs two main roles in its work for W.H. Bond & Sons, used as both a company vehicle for members of staff, while the remainder are used as part of a £10 million hire fleet.
Working alongside excavators, telehandlers, dumper trucks and rollers, the Hilux has proven to be a reliable and also comfortable vehicle for the company’s workforce.
Andy Pearce, W.H. Bond’s Business Development Manager, said: “Since our first Hilux, there has been no reason not to continue with this model. It’s faultlessly reliable, has excellent re-sale values and is well specified. Toyota continues to do exactly what we require.”
Having been introduced as early as 1968, the Hilux is one of Toyota’s longest-produced models. Over the years, the carmaker has constantly updated and upgraded the truck in order to meet the needs of its customers.
Bridging the gap between a tough workhorse and a versatile vehicle that can suit all manner of everyday driving needs, the Hilux has been refreshed accordingly with ultra-rugged qualities and advances in comfort and safety, as well as fuel efficiency.
The latest version of the Hilux comes outfitted with a wide range of technology as standard, including a rear parking view camera and a built in navigation system. Alterations have also been made to the truck’s design, with a new-look nose and redesigned tail lights.
Like the Hilux, the W.H. Bond & Sons company has also come a long way from humble beginnings. Established in 1957 as a family farming business, the company has since developed in a one-stop outlet for construction and agricultural services.
Evolving and diversifying through successive family generations, the company has branched out into plant and machinery hire, timber sales and civil engineering, while keeping its heritage close at all times.