Fort Wayne, Indiana - March 29, 2007
Navistar International Corporation has announced the launch of a new engineering service providing technical and engineering solutions.
International Engineering Solutions, LLC, (IES), -- based at Navistar's International Truck and Engine Truck Development and Technology Center in Fort Wayne -- offers engineering and product development expertise rooted in International's long tradition of successful engineering and product development. IES will offer its services worldwide but will initially focus on companies in the Midwest. IES can provide technical and engineering solutions to a broad range of product development needs by applying world-class tools, processes, and analytical capabilities.
"We recognized our capabilities can easily be applied beyond our traditional products," said Mike Roeth, Director of Strategic Planning for Truck Operations at International. "Many businesses in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and elsewhere have product development needs requiring the same skill sets and processes we have developed and refined for our business."
Among the capabilities IES has to offer are state-of-the-art modeling and simulation;
noise, vibration and harshness analysis and testing; environmental testing; industrial design; handling analysis; aerodynamics analysis; product benchmarking; finite element analysis; ergonomics analysis; failure mode and effects analysis; metal fabrication; rapid prototyping; computational fluid dynamics; and vehicular design.
"Our success will come from listening to clients and asking questions, learning how they work so we can deliver the solutions they need," he said. "We want our clients to view IES as an extension of their business."
Roeth said IES can respond to outsourcing needs by providing experienced engineering talent on a managed or variable cost basis. IES offers the agility of a small business to respond quickly with the resources of International's global engineering and technical network. IES can provide a wide spectrum of engineering solutions for clients demanding scalable and flexible results quickly.
"With International Engineering Solutions, the same talents and resources that develop market leading commercial vehicles for International stand ready to serve product development needs of companies throughout the area," added Roeth.
Navistar International Corporation (OTC:NAVZ) is a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiaries produce International® brand commercial trucks, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, IC brand school buses, and Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. Another wholly owned subsidiary offers financing services. Additional information is available at: www.navistar.com.