Spartan Specialty Vehicles and Chassis, a business unit of Spartan Motors, is expanding its post-assembly upfit capabilities for Isuzu with the addition of a dedicated modification center adjacent to Spartan’s current assembly facility in Charlotte MI.
The company said the modification center allows Isuzu dealers to order popular product features such as custom paint and wheelbase modifications before the trucks leave the assembly facility. These vehicles will then be put back into the logistics system to optimize transportation expenses. The modifications will be made to Isuzu F-Series and N-Series gas trucks that Spartan currently assembles in Charlotte.
Isuzu dealers can begin placing orders for customized vehicles through the Isuzu dealership network in November.
“We are pleased to bring this customized modification center to Isuzu’s dealer network to provide more content options for their customers,” said Steve Guillaume, president of Spartan Specialty Vehicles and Chassis. “The new modification center represents another step in support for Isuzu and their dealers.”
Spartan said its new modification center combines quality workmanship with quick turnaround time for content additions and vehicle modifications. This service simplifies the sales process for Isuzu dealers by using an existing transportation system to deliver customized vehicles without the typical logistics challenges and corresponding fees. Dealers no longer need to secure external body shops and upfitters for these modifications, and can easily customize trucks when ordering directly from Spartan.
Spartan invested “heavily” in the state-of-the-art production facility, the company claimed. A flexible production line allows for easy reconfiguration to assemble multiple product lines and quickly scale production to meet expedited delivery needs.
Visit contractmanufacturing.spartanmotors.com to learn more about Spartan’s contract manufacturing capabilities.