Iveco completes truck deliveries

April 11, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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BOLZANO, Italy, April 11 (UPI) -- British army engineers have received more than 200 Trakker trucks from Iveco Defense Vehicles of Italy.

The 206 vehicles -- both 6x6 and 8x8 trucks -- are replacing the engineers' existing fleet and were obtained under separate contracts.

The order from the engineers is now complete, the company said.

Iveco said 182 6x6 vehicles -- in five variants, including dump trucks and mounted loaders -- were delivered through the C Vehicle PFI contract in which ALC as prime contractor.

"The second procurement resulted from the success of this 6x6 fleet in service," the company said. "The requirement was for a fleet of Protected Self-Loading Dump Trucks for service on operations."

The protected vehicle was a direct purchase by the Britain's Ministry of Defense.

The supply of vehicles marked the largest order the company had received from a British customer and follows a number of successful contracts for logistics vehicles from customers in France, Switzerland, Germany and Spain, the company said.

The company is bidding on contracts to supply its trucks to the Norwegian and Swedish military.

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