The new Iveco Defense Vehicles plant in Petresti, Romania, started production on April 9 after the opening ceremony in August last year. Since then, thanks to a solid industrial structure, a solid industrial association has made it possible to build the plant and start production in record time.
In December 2019, Iveco Defense Vehicles signed a contract with the Romanian Ministry of Defense under a framework agreement that includes the delivery of more than 2,900 highly mobile trucks. A few months later, in August 2020, the opening ceremony took place in the Romanian automobile district Petresti (Dambovita) in Romania.
The pandemic was a challenge for the entire supply chain in Europe, but the company’s commitment to the Romanian Ministry of Defense is strong. Therefore, the construction work was completed quickly and the new assembly line for the national armed forces is now ready for operation.
The President of the Senate Anca Dana Dragu, the President of the Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban, the Energy Minister Virgil-Daniel Popescu, the Secretary General of the Ministry of National Defense Georgeta Gavrila and His Excellency, the Ambassador of Italy, Marco Giungi, were present at the opening ceremony. Claudio Catalano, CEO of Iveco Defense Vehicles, who also attended the ceremony, stated: Our 2015 collaboration with Rumana is fully strengthened today: this inauguration shows how our strong commitment continues, including significant local investments and collaborations.
According to the contract, serial production of the vehicles will begin shortly with an estimated production capacity of up to 440 units per year, including support for the production of Iveco Defense Vehicles’ Italian plants.
Photo: The new Iveco Defense Vehicles plant in Romania (Iveco)
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