Navistar expands in South Africa

The doors to a new 13,780-square-foot parts distribution center (PDC) officially opened in Midrand, launching Navistar's newest facility in South Africa.

The new PDC will improve customer service and parts availability for customers throughout the region. Just north of Johannesburg, the Midrand PDC now imports, stocks, markets, and distributes aftermarket service parts for the entire southern Africa region.

International brand trucks have a history in South Africa dating back to 1921. In 2008, Navistar introduced a new distribution strategy in southern Africa, creating Navistar International Trucks Southern Africa to import and assemble International brand trucks such as the International 9800i and provide aftersales technical service and parts support for the International brand.

The PDC will support dealerships in Namibia and Swaziland as well as several in South Africa, including locations in Wadeville, Johannesburg South, Polokwane, Middelburg and Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Harrismith, Richards Bay, George, Nelspruit, and Port Shepstone.

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