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International Truck to remain focused on parts and service support in South Africa

International Corporation announced at the end of April that its NC2 South Africa operation will continue to focus on parts and service support for its International trucks operating its in South Africa. Globally the company continues to explore new business model options while winding down truck production.

David Loakes, commited to parts and service support
David Loakes

A year ago the company announced that it intended to restructure NC2 South Africa to improve profitability, strengthen its competitiveness and better serve its customers and dealers. Restructuring has included the wind-down of truck production while the company assesses a number of potential business model options. These efforts continue and the company is still exploring options, including the possible sale of NC2 South Africa.

“Our parts distribution center and technical service support will remain in full operation….”

“We remain committed to our customers and dealers in South Africa and we continue to focus on parts and service support for International trucks as well as all-makes in the region,” said David Loakes, MD for South Africa Operations. “Our parts distribution center and technical service support will remain in full operation. We will also continue to explore other business options as we complete the wind-down of truck production.

“We recognise the impact this may have on our people and we will treat our employees fairly and with respect as we shift toward an all-makes parts and service business.”

In late 2012, Navistar began conducting a thorough review of all its operations to ensure the right operating model was in place for each of its businesses around the world. NC2 South Africa was included in this review.

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