IVECO announces local engineering focus

As part of a global transformation process, IVECO today announced the development of what it is calling a Customisation & Innovation Centre (CIC) among a raft of changes that will impact its Australian manufacturing arm.

The CIC is a business unit that will further leverage IVECO’s local engineering and manufacturing expertise.

IVECO in an issued statement expects CIC to help transform the company’s focus towards the customisation and innovation of its vehicles for local markets.

The CIC is being developed to better assist IVECO customers and body-builders – particularly those with complex body types – to achieve a more streamlined design and body fitment process for their vehicles.

Promoting innovation will be another key aspect of the CIC, with IVECO placed to work more closely with Europe and local partners to explore areas such as alternative propulsion solutions, digitisation, connectivity and autonomous driving.

In commenting on the new initiative, IVECO Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, Michael May, said that by focusing on the CIC, IVECO would strengthen one of its key selling points in the Australian and NZ market.

“Historically, our most unique value proposition has been our ability to customise and specialise vehicles for our market, leveraging the expertise of our local engineering team and the local facility,” he said.

“By further enhancing this service, we believe there is considerable potential to provide additional value to existing and prospective customers, while growing the CIC’s capacity and scope of work.”

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