DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Feb. 7, 2011) – Navistar, Inc. today put a charge into the global power-generation industry by announcing its new line of MaxxForce® P brand power-generation diesel open-power units. The MaxxForce P family of engines will power gen-sets serving the Middle East and other markets around the world. The MaxxForce brand will be available to businesses throughout the region and backed by a global service support network beginning late 2011.
At its Middle East Electricity show booth in Dubai, Navistar presented its broad MaxxForce P line, which includes 35 gen-set models that offer 31 kVA up to 216 kVA standby power at 50 Hz. and 40 kVA up to 260 kVA at 60 Hz. Other ratings will be announced as they become available. The units are powered by Navistar’s proven MaxxForce brand engines, with offerings of 3-, 4-, and 6-cylinder diesels that meet customer needs for fuel-efficiency, reliability and durability. The MaxxForce P lineup includes units rated for non-regulated markets, and for Tier 2 / Stage 2, and Stage 3A, emissions regulated markets.
“We’re committed to serving the diversified global power markets and these MaxxForce units, specifically engineered for a wide range of power-gen applications, will deliver the quality, performance and low cost of ownership that customers have come to expect from our diesel engines,” said David LaPalomento, vice-president, global integration, Navistar Engine Group.
Navistar, a diesel engine supplier to the power-generation industry for decades, has nearly a century of history designing, engineering and manufacturing diesel engines. The company’s MaxxForce brand has gained customers in a wide variety of industries around the world, including the United States, South America, India, the Asia-Pacific region, Australia, Eastern Europe and China.
MaxxForce P diesel engines will be manufactured in such Navistar facilities as Brazil-based Navistar affiliate MWM International, USA based Navistar, Inc. facilities and India based joint venture Mahindra Navistar Engines Private Limited [MNEPL]. MaxxForce P power-gen units will be supported by Navistar’s authorized dealers and distributors worldwide.
Navistar Engine Group History and Experience
Navistar has been designing, engineering and manufacturing engines for more than 100 years. The company’s history began with a modest 1-horsepower gasoline engine for farm equipment when the company was known as International Harvester, and continues today, more than a century and 15 million gasoline and diesel engines later as Navistar Engine Group expands into major on- and off- highway markets around the world.
Over the course of the past 75 years, Navistar has served a variety of industries. Initially, as Navistar’s heritage dictated, agriculture was the company’s core business, which expanded to include off-road and construction equipment, military vehicles and on-highway trucks and buses. Today, Navistar serves a blue-chip roster of well known global corporations in the automotive and commercial truck sectors.
Navistar’s wholly owned MWM International affiliate has more than 150 global customers and serves on-highway and off-highway market segments like agricultural, stationary power and marine. Currently, the Navistar affiliate is operating three shifts, 24 hours per day, seven days per week to keep up with customer demand.
Navistar Engine Group is a leading manufacturer of diesel engines for commercial and consumer vehicles for global on-highway and off-road markets. The business unit of Navistar, Inc., which is owned by Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV), operates manufacturing plants in North and South America, India and China targeted for 2012. Navistar offers its MaxxForce® brand diesels in the 30-410 kW (40-550 hp) range. For more information, visit www.MaxxForce.com.
Media contact (Navistar): Steve Schrier, 630-753-2264
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Investor contact (Navistar): Heather Kos, 630-753-2406