Minister Visits Truck Plant

Minister Visits Truck Plant

Victoria Minister for Manufacturing, Export & Trade Richard Dalla-Riva

Victorian Government Supports Local Manufacturing

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Manufacturing, Export and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva today gained hands-on experience and announced a multi-million dollar investment securing IVECO’s heavy truck engineering and manufacturing capability in Victoria.

“Today’s visit to IVECO is part of an effort to establish ongoing and regular engagement with Victoria’s manufacturing industry and continue to attract global companies such as IVECO to our state.” Mr. Dalla-Riva said.

 

Mr. Dalla-Riva said the investment will facilitate the development of an IVECO branded Road Train.

“IVECO is a valued member of Victoria’s manufacturing industry, and this investment is a big boost for the company, and truck manufacturing in Victoria.” Mr. Dalla-Riva said.

“The Coalition Government recognises the industry’s innovative, quality-driven manufacturers, and the role these Victorians play as contributors to our state’s economy.”

“Our Government is committed to working collaboratively with industry to ensure that we remain at the forefront of truck design and manufacture.” Mr. Dalla-Riva said.

The IVECO Dandenong facility is one of only two truck manufacturing plants in Victoria, and one of only three in Australia. IVECO’s new project will create additional jobs over the next few years as a result of a forecast increase in production volume of up to 50 %.

“The experience provided me with a unique insight into Victoria’s manufacturing industry, as well as experiencing first-hand the hard work, skills and dedication that sustain our thriving industry.” Mr. Dalla-Riva said.

IVECO Trucks Australia has been operating in Victoria since 1952, producing more than 210,000 trucks. The fully integrated plant currently manufactures approximately 1,000 medium and heavy duty trucks annually, and employs approximately 290 staff, including manufacturing and engineering personnel.

IVECO Trucks Australia is a subsidiary of Industrial Vehicles Corporation, which is part of the Fiat Group. Fiat is the world’s ninth largest vehicle manufacturer, and the largest in Italy.