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Iveco breaks ground on new Romania plant for high mobility truck contract

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Italian vehicle manufacturer Iveco Defence Vehicles has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new manufacturing facility in Romania from which it will deliver high mobility trucks to the Romanian defense ministry.

The company started construction of the new plant in Petresti, Romania, after signing a framework agreement that includes over 2,900 trucks for the MoD.

According to the contract, series production of the vehicles is expected to begin in February 2021 with an estimated productive capacity of up to 440 units per year, counting also on the production support of Iveco Defence Vehicles’ Italian plants. The production portfolio foresees 16 different types of high mobility trucks, with and without protected cabs, according to the specific configurations required by the Romanian defense ministry.

Iveco Defence Vehicles has partnered with Geo-Sting to establish the manufacturing site.

“Having been chosen by the Romanian defense ministry for the supply of up to 2,900 high mobility trucks is a great honor for Iveco Defence Vehicles and the creation of this new facility clearly states Iveco DV’s commitment to timely fulfill all its contractual obligations,” Alfonso Chiettini, Iveco Defence Vehicles’ vice president operations, said.

“Moreover, it represents the company’s aim to reinforce its role as key provider of land defense solutions to the Romanian Armed Forces, thanks to its wide product range including armored, amphibious and multirole vehicles and its proven engineering and system integration capabilities.”