Navistar prepares for Traton powertrain production, Scania to come to North America

In News, Scania2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 22, 2022

Navistar is positioned to introduce an all-new integrated powertrain to the North American market. This Traton Group collaborative development program will be a global demonstration of the Group’s common modular system for trucks and buses. A Group-wide modular system enables efficient cross-brand development and production, while still allowing for regional adaptation and validation of the integrated powertrain for the North American market.

Navistar broke ground on a 10,219m2 expansion of the Huntsville Powertrain Manufacturing Plant in Huntsville, Alabama, in February 2020, with an initial US$125 million investment. An additional US$65 million has since been contributed to a total capital investment of more than US$190 million in the plant to accommodate increased manufacturing capabilities and to support Navistar’s future growth.

Traton’s US$3.7 billion purchase of Navistar in 2021 opened the door for the Volkswagen AG subsidiary to begin selling products from its Scania and MAN brands in North America.

The first products will be Scania mining trucks in Canada. Navistar announced the Scania project in late 2019 at the North America Commercial Vehicle show.

“Navistar has worked to meet customer demand by accelerating time to market of this integrated powertrain through a modular approach and collaboration with the Traton Group’s global truck brands,” said Michael Grahe, executive vice president, operations.

“We will set a new standard of efficiency for our customers with this integrated powertrain, contributing to our path to sustainable transportation.”