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New Name For CNH … China’s SDLG Coming
To America … Husco Adding Product Line …
Navistar Begins Brazilian Truck Production
… Westport In Gas Deal With GAZ …
CNH Industrial N.V. will be the new name of the merged cor- porate entity of Fiat Industrial
S.p.A. and CNH Global N.V. The name
will replace the Fiat Industrial subsidiary, FI CBM Holdings N.V., into which
Fiat Industrial and CNH are proposed to
be merged this month.
Chinese construction equipment maker SDLG plans to enter the North American market later this year. The company
is preparing to launch Deutz-powered
wheel loaders into North America and
Canada for sale through Volvo dealerships. It represents a first move into this
market by the company that has primarily previously sold in China, although it
does have a strong presence in Russia,
where it recently introduced three new
products — a backhoe loader, hydraulic
excavator and wheel loader. SDLG is a
brand of Volvo Construction Equipment.
The launch event is expected to take
place in September at a currently undisclosed location.
Husco, the Waukesha, Wis.-head-quartered manufacturer of hydraulic
control valves, cartridge valves and
electronic systems and components
for off-highway and automotive applications, is in development of a new
hydraulic pump targeting primarily hydraulic excavators 17 tons and larger.
According to company President and
CEO Austin Ramirez, the pump will be
a radial design that will be differentiated from existing radial pumps mainly
through advanced control technology.
The company aims to be in production
with the new units within 18 months,
International Industria Automotiva da
America do Sul Ldta. (IIAA), the South
American subsidiary of Navistar Inter-
national Corp., has begun commercial
truck production at the Navistar Indus-
trial Complex, the company’s manufac-
turing facility in Canoas, Rio Grande
do Sul, Brazil. The new truck manufac-
turing line will have capacity for 5000
trucks per year and potential for added
expansion as demand grows.
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