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Industrial Vehicles Corporation, also known as IVECO, is an international transport vehicle manufacturer based in Italy. Light, medium, and heavy commercial vehicles are all designed and built by this company. 1975 saw the first appearance of the name IVECO following the fusion of brands from Germany, France, and Italy.


After the merger, the newly formed IVECO started to streamline its product line, manufacturing facilities, and distribution system while maintaining the original brands. A light vehicle's GVW ranged from 2.7 tons to over 40 tons for the IVECO series, which was available from 1975 to 1979. The range also featured buses and engines. In 1977, the 20-year-old OM Lupetto was replaced by the light- to medium-weight IVECO Zeta series. By 1980, the FIAT-OM line had been integrated with the Unic and Magirus lines. IVECO stepped in to start working on boosting productivity and developing engines. The Daily, the first item in the line of light vehicles bearing the IVECO trademark, was introduced in 1978.

A turbo diesel engine for big industrial trucks was produced by IVECO in 1980. The corporate strategy during this decade was heavily focused on brand promotion, which led to the sponsorship of sporting events like the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, the Davis Cup in 1982, numerous championship boxing matches, the Jacques Cousteau expeditions in the Amazon basin in 1983, and the Raid Pigafetta, in which the IVECO-FIAT 75 PC 4x4 became the first vehicle to complete a full circumnavigation. Additionally, the bus diesel engines and firefighting vehicles sections were created.

In 1984, IVECO debuted the TurboStar, a large on-road vehicle that became a best-seller in Italy and very popular in the European market, selling a total of 50,000 in seven years.

The first light diesel engine with direct injection was created by IVECO in 1985.

Iveco Ford Truck Ltd., a joint venture (and thus a merger) with the truck business of Ford of Europe, was founded in 1986 with a 52% share owned by IVECO S.p.A. The primary IVECO vehicle models were produced and sold by Ford factories, and the Ford Cargo was still being made at those facilities. Astra Veicoli Industriali, which makes dumpers and trucks for quarries and construction sites in Piacenza, joined the Iveco Group in the middle of the 1980s.

The redesigned Daily introduced that same year was equipped with the first diesel engine with EGR to lessen harmful emissions suitable with commercial vehicles.

The group acquired 60% of the Spanish industrial firm ENASA, which controlled the Pegaso industrial vehicle manufacturer, in 1990. The EuroCargo, EuroTech, EuroTrakker, and EuroStar automobiles gave the line a complete overhaul in the 1990s. In 1992 and 1993, the EuroCargo and the EuroTech, respectively, were selected "Truck of the Year," marking the first time that the same manufacturer has received this honor twice. In 1991, the English business Seddon Atkinson was acquired, bringing with it a rich history manufacturing specialized vehicles for the construction and refuse-collection sectors. At the Nanjing Motor Corporation in China, the first TurboDaily assembly line was launched in the same year.

In order to create Ital, initially known as International Trucks Australia, IVECO acquired the main manufacturer of industrial vehicles in Australia in 1992. It was renamed Iveco Trucks Australia Limited in the year 2000. Germany's firefighting operations were organized under the umbrella of IVECO Magirus Brandschutztechnik GmbH in 1996. These efforts received a boost the following year with the entry of the Austrian business Löhr, afterwards known as Löhr Magirus.

The Cursor 8 and Cursor 10, the first diesel engine with a variable-geometry turbine and the first common-rail diesel engine for large industrial vehicles, were introduced in 1998 and 1999, respectively. The delivery of the 5000th Magirus aerial ladder made since the Second World War coincided with the 125th anniversary of the first Magirus ladder's presentation.

Irisbus, which had previously been a partner in a partnership with Renault, was completely acquired by IVECO in 2003. Introduced in 2004, the IVECO Motors brand served as an umbrella for engine manufacture; the following year, it was merged with the recently established Fiat Powertrain Technologies. Iveco and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, a Chinese business, came to an agreement at the end of 2004. (SAIC).

With a fleet of 1,200 Irisbus buses, Iveco sponsored the Winter Olympic Games in Turin in 2006. The All Blacks, a rugby team representing New Zealand, were sponsored by IVECO the following year. In addition to its long-standing sponsorship of the Ferrari Racing Team, for whom it provides the trucks, IVECO also became the Moto GP's truck and commercial vehicle provider in 2009.

Fiat Industrial was established on January 1st, 2011, by combining CNH, IVECO, and FPT Industrial. The Fiat Industrial Village, a multifunctional facility owned by Fiat Industrial and built for the sales, assistance, and product display for the IVECO, New Holland, and FPT Industrial brands, was officially opened in Turin the same September. With the Petronas De Rooy team and Dutch driver Gerard De Rooy at the wheel of an IVECO Powerstar, IVECO won the 33rd Dakar Rally on January 15, 2012. Drivers Stacey and Biasion of two Iveco Trakker Evolution 2 cars, each powered by an over 900 horsepower FPT Industrial C13 engine, followed De Rooy.

IVECO Brands

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