The Company

The engine of Iveco Defence Vehicles

The company headquarter is in Bolzano, Northern Italy, at the plant formerly owned by Lancia, a highly-regarded military vehicle manufacturer established in 1937 that became part of the Iveco Group in 1975.

Iveco Defence Vehicles boasts an independent internal structure entirely dedicated to R&D located in Bolzano and Piacenza with full access to Iveco’s vast corporate engineering resources. Alongside the Engineering Department and prototyping workshop, the Bolzano facility houses all manufacturing, marketing and aftersales operations, while an additional facility based in Vittorio Veneto provides a centre of excellence for armour. Since 2012 the company has embraced the concept of World Class Manufacturing (or WCM), an integrated approach to achieving excellence through continuously improving all aspects of performance in all areas of the production system.

COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Iveco Group’s commitment to sustainability is a long-term priority. Sustainability forms a distinctive part of the Company’s DNA and a fundamental aspect of its employees’ day-to-day activities, its supply chain and its logistic and manufacturing processes. It even extends to Iveco Defence Vehicles’ products and innovations.

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Certifications

The company’s ISO 9001 and military AQAP 2110 certifications demonstrate Iveco Defence Vehicles’ commitment to excellence in both engineering and technical support.

Quality System Certification

ISO 9001:2015

Occupational Health and Safety Management System

OHSAS 18001:2007

Quality Management System

ISO 9001:2015

Quality Management System

NATO AQAP 2110

Environmental Management System

ISO 14001:2015

Energy Management System

ISO 50001

MODULAR APPROACH

The modular approach adopted by Iveco Defence Vehicles’ engineers in our commercial range offers direct advantages to our military customers. The approach is evident in all of our product lines, and means we can hone our solutions to meet all user requirements, without the need for costly re-engineering, and deliver: • Optimal combination of power, protection and payload • Easy upgrade through life • Improved maintainability • Operational flexibility • Common spares inventory, for reduced costs and efficient fleet management.

  • 1937

    A military truck production plant is built in Bolzano, as the premises of Lancia Veicoli Industriali, established in Turin, Italy in 1912.

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  • 1969

    Lancia is acquired by Fiat and changes its name to Fiat Veicoli Industriali. In 1974, it becomes Lancia Veicoli Speciali.

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  • 1975

    Lancia Veicoli Speciali is incorporated into the newly established Iveco, the result of a merger between five European companies, all contributing their particular truck and engine manufacturing expertise.

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  • 1985

    Pioneering protection: The plant becomes Iveco Defence Vehicles Division (DVD), a “unit” with Engineering and Sales Departments specifically dedicated to the developing and producing high-protection vehicles.

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  • 2006

    Iveco DVD incorporates the “SICCA” plant in Vittorio Veneto, creating a highly specialized centre for the development of prototypes and protection systems.

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  • 2007

    Iveco DVD transforms into Iveco Defence Vehicles (DV) and celebrates its 70th anniversary as one of Europe’s premier manufacturers of specialist military vehicles.

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  • 2011

    Iveco splits from Fiat S.p.A. Iveco becomes part of Fiat Industrial, the autonomous Capital Goods arm of the Fiat Group. A new future: CNH Industrial is formed, following the merger of Fiat Industrial and CNH Global N.V. Iveco DV is included in the new organization as a brand of the Specialty Vehicles branch.

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  • 2013

    A new future: CNH Industrial is formed, following the merger of Fiat Industrial and CNH Global N.V. Iveco DV becomes a brand of the Specialty Vehicles branch in the new organization.

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  • 2015

    July 1st. Iveco Defence Vehicles becomes a joint-stock company and changes its name to Iveco Defence Vehicles S.p.A.

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  • 2017

    Iveco Defence Vehicles celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Bolzano plant.

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  • 2019

    CNH Industrial launches its new organizational structure and Iveco Defence Vehicles becomes part of the Commercial & Specialty Vehicles sector.

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  • 2022

    Iveco Defence Vehicles becomes part of Iveco Group, the one that was born after the spin-off from CNH Industrial at the beginning of 2022.

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  • 2022

    Iveco Defence Vehicles unveils its new logo and visual identity.

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  • 2023

    IDV has entered into an agreement to become the majority shareholder in MIRA UGV, HORIBA MIRA’s Uncrewed Ground Vehicle (UGV) division.

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