Iveco to distribute International trucks

A joint announcement was by Iveco Australia parent company, CNH Industrial and US truck brand Navistar has confirmed that Iveco will now distribute International trucks into Australia.

The announcement ends months of speculation as to the framework under which International would return to Australia, after initial plans were outlined by Navistar in 2015.

The return of International to Australia and its tie-in with Iveco and its Dandenong facility in Melbourne, marks a homecoming to the location where thousands of International commercial vehicles were manufactured and or assembled since 1952.

“Despite not having sold here for a number of years, ‘Inter’ is still entrenched in the Australian market and remembered fondly by fleet operators,” said Mark Belisle, Navistar Sr. VP Distribution & Export. “We look forward to the months ahead and bringing some exciting new International vehicles to market.”

CNH Industrial Executive Managing Director – ANZ, Ray Osgood, added. “International had a long and successful history in Australia and dominated the commercial vehicle market for several decades – there remains a lot of passion for the brand here today, and it still has a lot of equity in this market,” he said.

“CNH Industrial is extremely excited at the prospect of partnering with Navistar in reintroducing the iconic International Trucks to Australia. Our operational experience with Iveco and the obvious synergies and history between the two brands will provide notable efficiencies as the International range is introduced in the months ahead.

“Furthermore, we see the arrangement to be mutually beneficial in that the International product range primarily consisting of conventional cabs, will compliment Iveco’s strengths in cab-over truck models.”

According to both CNH and Navistar, operational aspects of the arrangement are still being finalised by both parties, which are still evaluating several models.

Photo (L-R): Navistar AUSPAC Engineering Manager, Adrian Wright; Navistar AUSPAC Regional Manager, Dicky Commandeur; Navistar Inc Vice President – Global Export, Federico Palomo; CNH Industrial Executive Managing Director – Australia and New Zealand, Ray Osgood; Navistar Inc General Manager – Operations, John Staley and Iveco Australia Managing Director, Michael Jonson.

Leave a Reply

  1. Australian Truck Radio Listen Live
Send this to a friend