IVECO DEFENCE VEHICLES
Trucks and Commercial Vehicles
Under the Iveco brand, Commercial Vehicles offers a range of light, medium, and heavy trucks and commercial vehicles for both on-road and off-road use. The key players in its product line-up are the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 2.8 – 7 ton vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 16 tons, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tons. The product offering is complemented by a series of aftersales and used vehicle assistance services.
Light vehicles include on-road vans and chassis cabs used for short and medium distance transportation and distribution of goods, off-road trucks for use in quarries and other work sites. Iveco also offers shuttle vehicles used by public transportation authorities, tourist operators, hotels and sports clubs and campers for holiday travel.
The medium and heavy vehicles product lines include on-road chassis cabs designed for medium and long distance hauling and distribution. Medium GVW off-road models are typically used for building roads, winter road maintenance, construction, transportation, maintenance of power lines and other installations in off-road areas, civil protection and roadside emergency service. Heavy GVW off-road models are designed to operate in any climate and on any terrain and are typically used to transport construction plant and materials, transport and mix concrete, maintain roads in winter and transport exceptionally heavy loads.
Commercial Vehicles offers ecological diesel and natural gas engines on its entire range of vehicles, developing engines with specific components and configurations optimized for use with compressed natural gas (“CNG”) and liquefied natural gas (“LNG”).
Commercial Vehicles, under the Iveco Astra brand, builds vehicles that can enter otherwise inaccessible quarries and mines and move large quantities of material, such as rock or mud, and perform heavy-duty tasks in extreme climatic conditions. The product range includes mining and construction vehicles, rigid and articulated dump trucks and other special vehicles.
Under Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus brands, the segment offers a complete range of local and inter-city commuter buses, minibuses, school buses and tourism coaches.
Iveco Bus is one of the major European manufacturers in the passenger transport sector and is steadily expanding its activities globally, with a presence in more than 40 countries. This result has been achieved through continuous investment in research and development and the use of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies. A distinctive trait that sets Iveco Bus apart in its sector is its approach to innovation and testing, which for years has been conducted in close collaboration with public transport operators on alternative fuels and new vehicle concepts, focusing particularly on environmental impact, passenger comfort and operating costs.
Founded more than 90 years ago by Louis Heuliez, the company that carries his name started by manufacturing coaches, and later began producing buses for urban transport in the 1970s. Since then, Heuliez Bus has continued to grow, becoming a leader in France for the urban bus market. Today, it is a premium brand in the sector, operating according to its corporate strategy and strengths: creativity, innovation, quality, attention to customer needs and sustainability. With its headquarters in France, Heuliez Bus is also present in Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Under the Magirus brand, Commercial Vehicles manufactures vehicles designed to respond to natural disasters and civil emergencies, such as fires, floods, earthquakes and explosions. Magirus was established in 1864 by Conrad Magirus, commander of the fire brigade in Ulm, Germany and inventor of the first-ever fire-fighting ladder. Today Magirus is one of the major groups in the global fire-fighting and emergency-response vehicles industry. The brand collaborates actively with fire fighters and emergency workers around the world, seeking to develop the most advanced and reliable technological solutions.
Iveco Defence Vehicles produces and sells purpose-built vehicles for defense and civil protection applications. The brand offers advanced anti-ballistic, anti-mine and other life-saving technology, together with maximum mobility in extreme circumstances.
Innovation and New Products
Product development, sustainable mobility and innovation are all key pillars in Commercial Vehicles’s strategy. During the year, the segment continued development of new technologies and products that can make a significant contribution to the achievement of sustainable mobility.
Trucks and Commercial Vehicles
In EMEA, Iveco followed the introduction of the Euro VI diesel Stralis with HI-eSCR (High Efficiency Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology with the new Euro VI LNG (liquefied natural gas) and CNG (compressed natural gas) Stralis Natural Power in markets across Europe. This medium-to-long range vehicle, which has a range of 750 km, is ecofriendly and cost effective to operate.
Major events during the year included the presentation in the second quarter of Iveco’s third generation Daily light vehicle range to dealers and the international press. The fully redesigned Daily continues to offer reliability, efficiency and versatility. It offers reduced fuel consumption compared with its predecessor, together with a significant improvement in operating costs, and best-in-class performance with a wide range of engines, transmissions and axle ratios.
In September, Iveco participated at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, which is the sector’s most important international trade fair. Iveco displayed its complete vehicle range and showcased the patented Hi-SCR system, which significantly contributes to lowering the total cost of ownership. The stand also featured Iveco’s low environmental impact, alternative propulsion vehicles, including the new Daily electric, the new Daily CNG and the Stralis Natural Power Euro VI LNG. The highlight was the international debut of the new Daily.
The new Daily was named “International Van of the Year 2015” during the IAA in Hanover. The annual award is conferred by a jury of 23 journalists from leading international commercial vehicle publications. The jury chooses the van that “has made the greatest contribution to the standards of efficiency and the sustainability of transport of goods by road with respect to environment and safety of people”.
Also presented at Hanover was the Iveco Vision, a concept commercial vehicle dedicated to sustainable mobility with a particular focus on environmental impact, alternative traction, driver assistance and comfort.
The new Astra HD9 with a 560 hp Euro VI Cursor 13 engine was also presented on the international stage for the first time.
In November, the segment held its first event series at the new facility in Rosslyn, Pretoria, of Iveco South Africa Works (Pty) Ltd, a joint-venture between Commercial Vehicles and Larimar Group. The event’s three day agenda treated guests to a 360-degree CNH Industrial experience. The establishment of this facility in Pretoria is a major step for the segment in this market, particularly in terms of local manufacturing, employment and commercial opportunities.
In LATAM, in March Commercial Vehicles recorded a major milestone with production of the 300,000th vehicle, a Stralis Hi-Way, at the Sete Lagoas plant in Brazil.
In November Iveco presented its all-new Tector Economy product line-up for the Brazilian market. Designed, developed and manufactured at the CNH Industrial complex in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais.
In APAC, in January, Hongyan, a brand of the joint venture SIH (SAIC Iveco Hongyan Commercial Vehicles), received the “Most Satisfying CV Brand 2013 in China” award, which was presented by Commercial Motor World magazine in collaboration with 26 colleges and universities in China.
In March Naveco, the Commercial Vehicles joint-venture in China, launched the new wide cab C500 version of the Chaoyue, completing the light truck range, which also includes the narrow cab C100 and the medium cab C300 presented in 2013.
In mid-April Iveco officially introduced the third generation Iveco Trakker at the NAMI test area near Moscow, Russia to press, dealers and key clients.
In April, Iveco officially entered the imported heavy duty on-road segment in China, with delivery of the first batch of five Stralis Hi-Way trucks, specially adapted for LNG transport.
In September, Commercial Vehicles presented the new Stralis LNG at the Gazprom stand at Autotrans 2014 in Moscow, Russia.
Iveco is supporting the newly launched TechPro2 Technical Professional Programme at the Changshan Vocational Secondary School in China’s Zhejiang Province. This follows the signing of a sponsorship agreement between CNH Industrial and Yizhong Education, in November 2014. This is the first edition of the TechPro2 training programme to be introduced in China and is part of a nationwide initiative by CNH Industrial that will subsequently see the initiation of similarly-structured programmes throughout China.
Iveco China was present at the Guangzhou International Commercial Vehicle Exhibition, which was held in South China, in November 2014. It previewed the New Daily, which is set to enter the Chinese market in two steps, starting in early 2015 with the Chassis Cowl version for Minibus applications, and completing the offer with Chassis Cab (Single and Crew Cab) and Van versions that will be available mid-year.
In EMEA, CNH Industrial’s bus brands, Heuliez Bus and Iveco Bus, won a significant portion of a major tender from the Paris transit authority, RATP, which awarded the brands three of the four lots constituting a major multi-year tender for some 1,000 standard 12-meter hybrid and natural gas city buses. This is the first time that Heuliez Bus won a major tender from RATP with its GX 337 HYB model. For Iveco Bus, it represented consolidation of its position as the largest bus supplier to RATP due to its leadership in hybrid and natural gas technologies.
Iveco Bus also won a major tender in Germany to supply up to 710 Crossway buses to DB FuhrparkService GmbH (a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn), Germany’s largest bus transport company. Under the terms of the agreement, Iveco Bus is to deliver 400 Crossway and Crossway LE (Low Entry) buses to DB Regio Bus, with an option for an additional 310 vehicles to be delivered in 2017 and 2018. The agreement confirms Iveco Bus’s leadership in the European market and the proven reliability of the Crossway range.
In LATAM, the Iveco Bus brand made its debut on the Brazilian market at FetransRio 2014, one of the country’s largest trade fairs dedicated to the public transport sector. Iveco Bus presented its main solutions for the public transport market in Brazil, including models mounted on the 170S28U chassis. This chassis is specifically designed for the Brazilian market in response to demand in the 17 ton vehicle segment, one of the fastest growing in the country due to the renewal of public transit fleets in large cities and is offered in two configuration types: urban bus and charter/intercity bus, The 170S28U chassis is manufactured on a dedicated product development platform established for the bus and coach segment at the CNH Industrial complex in Sete Lagoas.
In APAC in April, Iveco Bus made its first public appearance in Russia at the 7th edition of World of Buses, the country’s largest annual trade show in the collective passenger transport sector. The brand presented the Citelis CNG 12m City Bus, for the first time in Russia, which provides a “clean” solution to urban transport, and also displayed the best-selling Crossway 12m Intercity Bus, and the new FeniksBus Minibus Tourist Version, based on the Iveco Daily chassis.
Magirus, CNH Industrial’s firefighting vehicle brand, celebrated its 150th anniversary in June. In May, the German Association of Communications Agencies recognized Magirus for its “Serving heroes. Since 1864” campaign.
In LATAM, in June Commercial Vehicles recorded an important milestone with production of the 100th Guarani for the Brazilian Army, just one year after Iveco Defence Vehicle’s factory in Sete Lagoas started operations.