Continental Scores 5-year Navistar OE Fitment Deal
Navistar Inc. says it has signed a letter of intent for a five-year supply agreement with Continental Tire the Americas LLC for Continental tires to be the original equipment tire offering on all International brand medium-duty, severe service and heavy-duty trucks and all IC Bus brand school buses.
Continental tires currently are standard on International Truck severe service vocational trucks and will be standard across the International Truck and IC Bus brand portfolio starting January 2016.
"Continental tires are well-regarded by customers in a wide range of applications and duty cycles throughout the commercial vehicle industry and we're proud to make them the standard offering across our entire vehicle line-up," says Bill Kozek, president of Navistar Truck and Parts. "Continental offers a full range of durable, low rolling resistance tires that help drive fuel efficiency improvements and maximize uptime for our customers."
Wes Garber, director of commercial OE sales for Continental Tire the Americas, says, "We're honored to be selected as the standard tire for International trucks and IC Bus school buses. The performance characteristics of our tires will complement the strong performance of their vehicles."
Navistar says Continental's product offerings match the diverse portfolio of its vehicle options.