Navistar prepares Alabama plant for powertrain production – Equipment


Navistar opened a 110,000 square foot Huntsville plant expansion in February 2020.

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Navistar plans to introduce an all-new integrated powertrain to the North American market and is preparing its powertrain manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama to build it.

Navistar broke ground on the 110,000 square foot Huntsville plant expansion in February 2020 with an initial investment of $125 million. An additional $65 million has since been paid for a total capital investment of over $190 million in the plant to accommodate increased manufacturing capabilities.

The integrated powertrain is part of a collaborative development program by the Traton Group, which will be a global demonstration of the group’s common modular system for trucks and buses. A modular, group-wide system enables efficient cross-brand development and production, while enabling regional adaptation and validation of the integrated powertrain for the North American market, Navistar officials said in a press release. .

Navistar has worked with Traton Group brands for more than five years on integrated powertrain development. Additionally, Navistar has devoted thousands of research and development hours and test miles to validating the integrated powertrain for the North American market.

In preparation for the North American market introduction, Navistar will use fleet assessment units to collect real-world data and insights with direct feedback from US and Canadian customers.

More details on Navistar’s integrated powertrain strategy will be shared in late summer, according to a Navistar spokesperson.


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