WARRENVILLE, Ill. – Navistar and MAN have signed a pact to collaborate on design, development, sourcing and manufacturing of components and systems for commercial trucks.
Navistar’s operating company, International Truck and Engine Corporation, and MAN (of Germany) are both leaders in the truck, bus and diesel engine business in their respective geographic markets; MAN in Europe and International in North and South America.
“This agreement is one of a number of opportunities we are exploring for strategic growth in order to achieve long-term success and to meet our goal of reaching $15 billion in revenues and commensurate returns by the end of the current business cycle,” said Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and CEO.
Jack Allen, president of International’s Engine Group, said both companies have agreed to not comment on any specific components or applications at this time for competitive reasons.
“We have a strategic collaboration agreement with MAN and we are exploring a number of opportunities to expand our International engine product line and to offer the value of integrated products for our customers,” Allen explained. “We see potential opportunities as we collaborate on design, development, sourcing and manufacturing of components and systems.”
Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of MAN commented, “With this alliance we aim to reach world class volumes for systems and heavy truck engines, giving us considerable synergies, economies of scale and flexibility in supplying plants.”
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