IVECO, a CNH Industrial Group’s brand with more than 20 years of experience in the commercialization and manufacture of vehicles powered by alternative fuels, has closed a new sale agreement for 100 Stralis NP Cursor 13 trucks with NRG Argentina SA, a supplier company of fracture sand for the oil and gas industry. With this, IVECO becomes the first company to reach a milestone of these characteristics in South America.
“We are proud to announce a new CNG truck sales operation and affirm that it is the largest operation in the region in terms of alternative fuels. For the brand it is very important to build and increase strategic alliances, as in the case of NRG Argentina SA, where the technology of our products manages to be introduced in an economically sustainable way, allowing the development of transportation solutions in Argentina, a country with great opportunities and a promising energy future,” said Márcio Querichelli, leader of IVECO in South America.
“The acquisition of a fleet of CNG trucks is a clear example of the importance for NRG Argentina of incorporating technologies and good practices that take into account the protection of the environment, while providing the solutions that customers need,” commented César Güercio, CEO of NRG Argentina SA The new vehicles will operate between the Argentine provinces of Entre Ríos, Neuquén and Río Negro.
Another notable feature of this operation is the sale of 100 maintenance contracts that join the trucks ordered by the company. In this sense, IVECO will assist NRG Argentina S.A. in the development of an exclusive service and maintenance center within its base of operations, located in the province of Río Negro. The objective of this management is to provide support so that the new fleet can develop its operations with high standards in the service and assistance of the dealer in the area.
“We continue to offer our clients a sustainable solution, both for the environment and the profitability of the business. This sale represents a great step towards the introduction of this technology in the local market where IVECO seeks to lead the change, just as it did in Europe, and which responds to a change in the energy matrix in our country. In addition, the sale of 100 maintenance contracts for these trucks reaffirms our philosophy of marketing not only products, but also complete logistical and operational solutions,” added Francisco Spasaro, Commercial Director of IVECO in Argentina.
The new vehicles have the highest technology, design and equipment superior to their diesel pair with a benefit of between 40% and 50% in reducing fuel costs. They have an AS440S46T/P 6×2 configuration and, because they are powered by CNG, their gas emission presents extraordinary reductions of up to 90% of nitrogen dioxide, 99% of particles and up to 95% of carbon dioxide when biomethane is used. In addition, they have a PIEK Certification that guarantees noise levels below 71dB, AEBS brake technology, hydraulic retarder, ESP and air suspension on the rear axle.
Source: IVECO Argentina