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Navistar to build trucks with Ford

DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. and Navistar International announced Feb. 12 a joint-venture deal to make Class 6 and 7 commercial trucks.The trucks will be marketed separately in North America, unde...


DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Co. and Navistar International announced Feb. 12 a joint-venture deal to make Class 6 and 7 commercial trucks.

The trucks will be marketed separately in North America, under the Ford brand and the International brand.

Initially, the joint venture will produce a common truck chassis.

Navistar will provide product design and engineering, vehicle assembly operations and diesel-engine programs.

It’s facility in Escobedo, Mexico, will build the trucks.

“This joint venture will extend a strong business alliance with our biggest customer,” says John Horne, Navistar’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.

The joint venture will also include a joint North American commercial-truck parts-and-service program.

Both companies will have equal representation on the joint venture’s board of directors. Neither company will have an equity stake in the other’s parent company. n


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