New Zealand ambassador in Iveco visit
The New Zealand ambassador in Italy, Julie MacKenzie, visited today the Iveco production facilities in Turin.
The visit was an opportunity for the ambassador to see at first hand the workings of Iveco, official sponsor of the All Blacks – the most famous rugby team in the world, as well as the strongest national rugby team of all time. Her Excellency MacKenzie was welcomed by Paolo Monferino, CEO of Iveco, together with representatives of the company management.
In his presentation of the company, its results and its strategy, Monferino reaffirmed the importance of sponsorship based on common values. After the presentation, Her Excellency MacKenzie visited the test track where she admired and personally tested vehicles from the Iveco range, in black livery with Maori tattoos in honour of the partnership with the All Blacks.
Iveco designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as fire fighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection.
Iveco employs over 24,500 people and runs 27 production units in 16 Countries in the world using excellent technologies developed in 5 research centres. Besides Europe, the company operates in China, Russia, Turkey, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa. More than 4,600 service outlets in over 100 Countries guarantee technical support wherever in the world an Iveco vehicle is at work.
Turin, 10 May 2007