IVECO's additional Stralis model

IVECO Australia's expansion of their local manufacturing has IVECO saying their commitment to Australian truck and bus manufacturing has strengthened

From the fourth quarter of 2017, the Stralis AT will be assembled at IVECO’s Dandenong facility and become known as the Stralis AT.

The company says selected components, including mirrors, wheel angles, trailer connections, batteries, wheels, and liquids are to be sourced locally.


The Stralis AT variants will include a 6x4 prime mover and a 6x2 rigid in a variety of specification options and will join existing Stralis AS-L, Powerstar, ACCO, and Delta and Metro bus chassis models, which are locally built and/or manufactured in Melbourne.

The addition of the Stralis AT to the production mix will see the Dandenong facility undergo investment in tooling and software to calibrate the AT’s adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning systems, and in doing so, introduces new technology to the site.

Buyers will enjoy several benefits from the local production of AT models including greatly reduced lead times from vehicle order to delivery, and the ability to customise to order by adding factory-fitted special options and local accessories.

IVECO Australia managing director, Michael Jonson, says the increase in local production highlighted the company’s commitment to Australian manufacturing.


"IVECO is one of the only few remaining commercial vehicle brands to manufacture here. This latest expansion in Australian-based production demonstrates the company’s commitment to having a strong local manufacturing presence," he says. 

"The addition of Stralis AT variants to the local production mix along with other initiatives will ultimately see a modest increase in the facility’s manufacturing workforce, so this is not only good for the local workforce but also for Australian truck buyers who can further reap the benefits that locally manufactured vehicles provide.

"The expansion of local production not only reflects a strong belief from IVECO Australia that local manufacturing is sustainable but the initiative is also strongly supported by IVECO’s parent company, CNH Industrial."

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