Navistar International today announced that its operating company International Truck and Engine Corporation in partnership with Taiwan’s SanYang Industry Company won a five-year contract worth approximately $400 million for the delivery of up to 5,000 trucks to the Taiwan Ministry of National Defence.
The contract was awarded April 13 and is set to be signed within the next few weeks. Delivery of completed vehicles will begin in May 2006.
SanYang is the primary contractor and International is a subcontractor. Parts and components for the trucks will be built and prepared into kits in the United States and assembled in Taiwan to meet local content requirements.
The International 7400 4×4 vehicles with I-6 engines will be used in troop carrier and general cargo applications by Taiwan’s armed forces. The new International vehicles will replace the M35 truck built by AM General for the past 30 years.