The Iveco story in Australia continues to grow and evolve with the Italian brand about to further expand local truck manufacturing at their Melbourne facility.
The increasingly popular brand has just hosted a VIP – the recently-appointed Italian Ambassador to Australia, Stefano Gatti.
On hand at the Dandenong facility to meet with senior Iveco executives, Mr Gatti was accompanied by the Consul General of Italy, Pierluigi Trombetta.
Iveco Australia Business Director Bruce Healy telling heavyvehicles.com.au it was a great opportunity to look at the ongoing collaboration between Iveco and the local operation.
“Both gentlemen were impressed with the scale of our facilities and very interested to learn more about our local manufacturing efforts and how we work collaboratively with our Italian colleagues to develop Iveco products for the Australian and New Zealand markets.
“Our local team also highlighted some recent upgrades to our local facilities in preparation to manufacture additional new models here in coming months.
“Iveco Australia welcomes close collaboration between our two countries and hope to again host both gentlemen on site in the near future.”
The visit comes as Iveco enjoys strong sales gains in a booming market in 2018.
Iveco’s heavy-duty truck sales to the end of August totaled 386 units – a 14.5% jump on the same period last year.
Medium-duty sales were up 60.7% with 98 sales and overall sales for the Italian brand across all segments totaled 1,447 vehicles, 21.2% up on the 1,194 Iveco sales to the end of August 2017.
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From l to r: Consul General of Italy, Pierluigi Trombetta; IVECO Australia ANZ Product Manager, Marco Quaranta; Italian Ambassador to Australia, Stefano Gatti; IVECO Australia Business Director, Bruce Healy and Dandenong Plant Manager, Guido Poliseri.