Ford Trucks and Iveco announce collaboration

Commercial Motor
March 14, 2024

The Iveco Group and Ford Trucks have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore collaboration on new cabins for heavy duty vehicles. The non-binding understanding is the first stage in establishing how the two companies could potentially work together. This announcement focuses on the cabin regarding new products and technologies on a component and system level. 


During the signing Gerrit Marx, CEO of Iveco Group; Luca Sra, president of the truck business unit at Iveco Group; Haydar Yenigün, president of Koç Holding Automotive Group; Güven Özyurt, general manager of Ford Otosan and Emrah Duman, vice president of Ford Trucks were in attendance.


The partnership would consider solutions to meet the EU Direct Vision Standard and externally assess opportunities to improve aerodynamic performance. These cabin design priorities would ensure the companies create a cabin that focuses on safety and efficiency. This is part of both Ford Trucks and the Iveco Group’s wider sustainability targets to improve the fuel efficiency of their vehicles, hence reducing CO2 emissions. 


Established in 1959, Ford Trucks is the heavy commercial vehicle brand of Ford Otosan. The publicly traded company is the second largest industrial firm in Turkey. Jointly, the Ford Motor Company and Koç Holdings have equal shares in the business. Across Europe, Ford Otosan has four sites employing more than 20,000 people. It has two manufacturing facilities in Turkey and a research and development centre in the country, a fourth site is based in Romania. The company has the capability to design, develop, test and manufacture a vehicle from start to finish, including its engine.


Iveco develops and manufactures light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles. The Iveco Group’s brand portfolio includes Iveco, FPT Industrial, Iveco Bus, Heliez, Astra, Magirus and Iveco Capital. Considering future powertrain technology, the Iveco brand is planning a multi-energy strategy. This encompasses vehicles that will run on bio-methane, battery electric and fuel cell technology. Iveco has seven manufacturing facilities and eight research and development sites. 

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