To begin addressing today’s need of heavy duty vehicles and transport machinery, one can only think of a few companies which have conquered the world of machines. IVECO is one of the leading industrial vehicle manufacturing companies. Currently under CNH industrial group, it has the license to build heavy duty construction vehicles, commercial vehicles and intercity buses which require more than the normal engine capacity. Being a global manufacturer of vehicles and IVECO Generators, its manufacturing plants are spread across China, Russia, African and Australian borders. It has approximately 5000 customer satisfaction centres located in 160 countries. The gross output of the company is 10 billion euros. It serves as a major contributor towards world’s rising needs for machinery. With its incorporation on 1st January, 1975, it was a collaboration of five different brands viz. Fiat Veicoli Industriali, OM, Unic, Magirus-Deutz and Lancia Veicoli Speciali, it had strong contenders from Italian, French and German brands. With its base inventory at 200 models and a corresponding 600 versions, it created vehicles weighing 2.7 tons of GVW to 40 tons. It had a small manufacturing unit for buses and engines as well. Its corporate branding methods had fruitful results when it first launched its light weight vehicle named ‘Daily’. It was welcomed with its sound structure and strong engine. In 1980, the first breakthrough in engines came.
IVECO’s first diesel engine was a turbo diesel engine. With its launch, IVECO never looked back. It had created a giant. In 1980, the Olympic Games in Moscow and the Davis Cup in 1982 had them kegged as proud sponsors and reliable tacticians. From 1985 to 1990, its successful alliances with European truck giants also became a success and earned them laurels in Chinese foam extinguisher companies. The major boost came when in 2003, IVECO bought Irisbus, which was a joint venture with Renault. Earning the place of sponsorship in the Winter Olympic games of Turin, Irisbus buses were made popular. This followed their added sponsorship with All Blacks, New Zeeland’s rugby team. Eventually, Fiat Industrial was formed incorporating CNH with it. It won the 33RD edition of the Dakar Rally with Petronas De Rooy’s team along with Dutch driver Gerard De Rooy.
Iveco has version 2.8 T to 7.0 T and with 4×4 drives. The range of medium vehicles includes the Eurocargo, available from 7 T to 19T and with 4×2 or 4×4 drive. Stralis and Trakker, from 19 T to 72 T, make up the heavy vehicle range in two, three, or four-axled versions with all-wheel drive or two-wheel drive.