Navistar Diesel of Alabama, LLC and Navistar Big Bore Diesels, LLC — Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Huntsville, Alabama

Read Reliable Plant magazine's July 2008 cover story on the Huntsville engine plant.

Huntsville, Alabama is home to a Navistar manufacturing campus consisting of two engine plants, Navistar Diesel of Alabama, LLC and Navistar Big Bore Diesels, LLC. These two facilities produce the new generation of technologically advanced MaxxForce® clean-diesel engines. The Huntsville diesel engine plants incorporate modern machine tool technologies and manufacturing techniques in the production of Navistar’s industry-leading products. MaxxForce diesel engines are designed to meet stringent EPA emissions standards and exceed customer’s needs for performance, reliability, durability and fuel efficiency.

With nearly 700,000 sq. ft. of production and office space, the Navistar Diesel of Alabama, LLC plant, located in Huntsville’s Jetplex Industrial Park, produces a range of engines from Navistar’s MaxxForce 5 through the MaxxForce 10 diesel engines for various International Truck, bus, defense vehicle, and OEM applications.

Also located in the Jetplex Industrial Park, the Navistar Big Bore Diesels, LLC facility utilizes 300,000 sq. ft. of production space to manufacture the MaxxForce 11, 13, and 15 big bore diesel engines for Class 8 vehicle applications.

Melrose Park Diesel Engine Plant and Technical Center

Melrose Park Engine Plant and Technical Center

The Melrose Park Engine Plant and Technical Center was originally constructed in 1941. In 1946, International Harvester, now Navistar International Corporation, purchased the plant for its construction equipment and engine businesses and began engineering, manufacturing and assembling a variety of diesel engines and construction equipment products. In 1975, Navistar introduced its wet-sleeved DT 466, setting a new standard for medium-duty diesel engines, with its long life to overhaul and in-chassis rebuild diesel engine capability. A few years later, Navistar introduced the 6.9-liter V-8 diesel engine for International brand trucks and Ford heavy pickup trucks and vans.

Today, the Melrose Park plant produces the MaxxForce DT (the legendary DT 466), MaxxForce 9 and MaxxForce 10 on its 1.5 million sq. ft. manufacturing floor. These diesel engines, built on Navistar’s proven I-6 platform, are known for their legendary reliability, wide range of vocational capabilities, durability and industry-leading residual value, which add up to high-value and low cost of ownership for owners of Class 6–7 trucks and buses.

The Melrose Park Engine Plant is ISO/TS 16949 certified and the Technical Center is ISO 9001 and QS 9000 certified.

Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Santo Amaro diesel engine plant in Sao Paulo produces the high-speed engine families of the MWM Sprint and Acteon electronic lines, and Series 10 and Series 229 engines. The Sao Paulo plant also houses The Center of Technology and Development, where the majority of MWM International new products and engine applications are produced.

Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

The MWM International plant in southern Brazil produces the NGD 3.0E model, which was the first diesel engine in Brazil to comply with both European and American EPA emissions standards. In addition, the Canoas location produces agricultural engines and industrial engines, the HS 2.8L for vehicle applications, and cylinder heads for six-cylinder engines that are exported to the USA.

Jesus Maria, Cordoba, Argentina

The plant in Jesus Maria produces the HS 2.5L engine that powers Land Rover vehicles in England, and provides the cylinder heads, camshafts and timing cases for NGD 3.0 engines.

The South American Navistar engine plants are run by MWM International Motores, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar and current leader in diesel engine technology and development in Latin America.

Mahindra Navistar Engines Private Limited — Pune, India

Mahindra Navistar Engines is a joint venture that produces a range of commercial on- and off-highway MaxxForce engines in a 21,000 m2 manufacturing facility. With assembly and manufacturing in Pune, this partnership will take advantage of a strong local supply base for efficient and effective production to support the geographic region.

Navistar / JAC Joint Venture — Hefei, Anhui Province, China

A Navistar affiliate and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC) joint venture will develop, build and market advanced diesel commercial vehicles and engines in China. This engine joint venture will focus on meeting emerging needs of the Chinese commercial truck market with Euro IV and Euro V compliant MaxxForce diesel engine technology. Our newest facility will cover 17 acres, and feature 8 machining lines for blocks and heads, as well as 3 assembly lines for the MaxxForce line of engines in China. From this Greenfield facility, JAC customers will receive durable and fuel efficient clean air technology, meeting the demands of the Chinese marketplace. This partnership will take advantage of a strong local supply base.