IVECO is investing heavily in the New Zealand commercial vehicle market, with works well underway on a new multimillion dollar facility in Auckland.
The new site will incorporate the company’s New Zealand head office along with a Dealership offering sales, service and parts for the full IVECO range of vans, trucks and minibuses.
Covering an expansive site of 11,444m², the facility also includes 1400m² warehouse to provide local IVECO customers with greater parts coverage, while the introduction of a new state-of-the-art service area with 10 truck bays will also benefit customers by reducing servicing times.
Other features of the new headquarters include truck wash facilities, vehicle showroom and a well-appointed customer lounge.
In commenting on the build, IVECO Australia Business Director, Bruce Healy, said the company saw many ongoing opportunities in New Zealand and was keen to invest in the market.
“IVECO has enjoyed multi-digit sales growth in New Zealand in recent years and we recognise the importance of continued investment in New Zealand,” Mr Healy said.
“Increasingly New Zealanders are trusting IVECO to handle a greater range of their transport and logistics needs, so we are working hard to repay this trust by providing them with the best services and facilities possible.
“The new site will not only go a long way to delivering a superior service to customers and prospects in the greater Auckland area but also more broadly right across the country, particularly in terms of our ability to increase local parts holdings for faster distribution to customers,” he said.
The new home of IVECO New Zealand is expected to be complete by 1 October 2018, and when operational will employ approximately 45 people.
Iveco Australia manufactures and imports commercial vehicles spanning the light, medium and heavy duty truck segments and, under the Iveco Bus brand, buses and coaches. The commercial vehicle range includes on and off-road models beginning with car licence vans, through to road prime movers rated at up to 90 tonnes GCM. The ACCO and Powerstar vehicles, developed and produced specifically for the Australian market, complement Iveco’s worldwide best sellers such as the Daily, Eurocargo, Trakker and Stralis. Iveco vehicles are ably supported by a dedicated network of 50 dealerships and service outlets strategically located nationwide, offering aftersales services that include extended warranties, roadside assistance and programmed maintenance contracts.
Iveco’s Australian manufacturing base in Dandenong Victoria, represents a major investment in the local truck and bus industry. Iveco directly employs around 600 people nationwide and thousands more Australians in related industries, from retailing operations to component suppliers.
Iveco Iveco is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). Iveco designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.
The brand’s wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3 – 7 ton vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 18 tons, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tons. In addition, the Iveco Astra brand builds off-road trucks, rigid and articulated dumpers as well as special vehicles.
Iveco employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at work.