49 Facts About Navistar International


Navistar International Corporation is an American holding company created in 1986 as the successor to International Harvester.

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Navistar International provides financing for its customers and distributors principally through its wholly owned subsidiary, Navistar Financial Corporation.

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In 1908, Navistar International introduced the Navistar International Harvester Auto Wagon, a forerunner of the pickup truck.

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Navistar International Harvester fell on hard times during the poor agricultural economy in the early to mid-1980s and the effects of a long strike with the UAW over proposed work rule changes.

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Navistar International purchased one-third of American Transportation Corporation, an Arkansas-based manufacturer in 1991, and the remaining two-thirds in April 1995.

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In 2001, International introduced the first "NGV" trucks, its first completely new truck design since the 1986 introduction of Navistar.

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In 2004, Navistar re-entered the retail vehicle market for the first time since 1980, with the International XT series.

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In 2005, Navistar International purchased the Workhorse Custom Chassis, LLC, a manufacturer of step-van and motor home chassis, to seemingly re-enter the delivery van market.

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In Sept of 2012, Navistar International announced the shut down of Workhorse and the closure of the plant in Union City, Indiana, in order to cut costs.

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In September 2010, despite uncertainty over EGR and a sluggish economy, Navistar International leadership revived an effort to relocate the company headquarters from Warrenville, IL, to nearby Lisle, IL.

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In 2011, Navistar International began phasing out its Truck Development and Technology Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Navistar International let go 500 employees and in September 2012, announced plans to lay off 200 more salaried employees.

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In March 2013, Navistar International announced that interim CEO Lewis Campbell would step down and COO Troy Clarke would be named CEO and chairman of the board.

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In September 2013, Navistar International announced it would cut 500 more jobs amid a larger than expected third-quarter loss.

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Navistar International reported a slower than expected return to profitability due to large market share losses, declining sales, and weak market conditions.

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Navistar International sold several businesses that it deemed were not providing enough of a Return On Invested Capital .

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In January 2014, Forbes reported several key challenges facing Navistar International, which include declining military sales, a pension plan underfunded by $2.

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In February 2014, Navistar International announced it would move some engine production operations from Huntsville, Alabama, to Melrose Park, Illinois by summer 2014.

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Navistar International said it would keep two other diesel engine plants operating in Huntsville.

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Navistar International expects to realize cumulative synergies of $500 million over the first five years.

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The Navistar International brand encompasses a variety of medium-duty, over-the-road, and severe-service trucks.

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Navistar International has a long history in the school bus industry as a chassis provider, dating to when school buses first became motorized.

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In 1991, Navistar International entered the school bus industry as a body manufacturer when it began its acquisition of AmTran, an Arkansas-based company founded as Ward Body Works in 1933.

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In 2005, Navistar purchased MWM International Motores, a Brazilian engine manufacturer formerly associated with Deutz AG.

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In 1986, Navistar was formed from the engine division of the former International Harvester .

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In place of using Selective Catalytic Reduction to treat engine emissions, Navistar International adopted Exhaust Gas Recirculation, a configuration used with success in automobiles with gasoline engines.

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In 2017, Navistar International reentered the diesel engine production segment, launching the A26 12.

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Navistar International discontinued the eStar van in March 2013, as part of a corporate restructuring plan to focus on current profitability.

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Navistar International Defense has a small Canadian branch, named Navistar International Defence Canada.

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Navistar International projected 2015 military sales to be slightly higher due to recent contract awards relating to the government's MRAP fleet.

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Navistar International projected 2016 sales to be slightly higher than 2015 due to a recent new vehicle contract award, additional refurbishment and upgrades of government-owned MaxxPro vehicles and technical support services.

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In third-quarter 2016, Navistar International Defense said it received a subpoena from the United States Department of Defense Inspector General asking for documents related to the sale of some independent suspension systems to the government.

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Navistar International cited sequestration, the drawdown in Afghanistan and a challenging environment in the defense industry as factors.

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Navistar International had proposed its Special Operations Tactical Vehicle for the competition.

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In December 2014, Navistar International Defense lost their bid for the Engineering, Manufacturing Development contract for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle .

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Navistar International Defense lost their bid for Canada's Department of National Defence MSVS Project - SMP vehicle contracts.

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In September 2014, Navistar International Defense announced they would hire 200 workers and re-open operations at their West Point, MS production plant.

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Navistar International entered into an agreement to purchase General Motors' medium duty truck unit in 2007, but because of changing market conditions the purchase ultimately did not occur, and production of the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC TopKick were discontinued in 2009 as GM entered bankruptcy protection.

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In September 2001, Navistar International announced a joint venture with Ford, named Blue Diamond Truck Co.

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DINA or DIMEX for International Version is a Mexican bus and truck manufacturer based in Ciudad Sahagun, Hidalgo, Mexico.

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Navistar International has gone through several stages of production of freight and bus models throughout its history, thanks to technological and commercial agreements and partnerships with various companies such as Fiat, Renault, Marcopolo S A, Flxible, Cummins, Perkins, Chrysler, Caterpillar, Scania, MCI, Skoda, Spicer, Eaton and Dana.

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In March 2009, Navistar International sued the EPA, claiming that the agency's guidance documents for SCR implementation were invalid because they were adopted without a public process and with input only from the SCR engine makers.

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Several Navistar International competitors sued, and in June 2012 the same appeals court ruled that EPA's interim rule was invalid because it did not give the public notice and an opportunity for comment.

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Navistar International estimated annual savings of $13 million in operating costs.

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In March 2015, Navistar International reported a first-quarter 2015 net loss of $42 million, or $0.

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In July 2015, the EPA filed a civil lawsuit against Navistar International seeking $300 million in fines over its use of non-compliant engines in its 2010-model trucks – engines that did not meet the agency's exhaust emission standards.

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Navistar International classified the engines as 2009 model year engines because it began assembling them in 2009.

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Navistar International has stated they dispute the allegations and would "aggressively defend" their position.

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Navistar International truck operated by Sysco, docked at Duke Hospital South in Durham, North Carolina.

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