Navistar enters strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck & Bus
This includes an equity investment in Navistar by Volkswagen Truck & Bus and framework agreements for strategic technology and supply collaboration and a procurement joint venture.
The agreements expected to be entered into in connection with the alliance will enable Navistar to offer customers expanded access to products and services through collaboration on technology and the licensing and supply of Volkswagen Truck & Bus's products and components, while better optimizing its product development spend.
The alliance will also strengthen Navistar's liquidity position. In addition, the procurement joint venture is expected to leverage the purchasing power of Volkswagen Truck & Bus's three major truck brands, Scania, MAN and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, in addition to Navistar's own International® and IC Bus brands, providing Navistar with enhanced global scale.
Navistar expects significant synergies from both the strategic technology collaboration and the procurement joint venture.
The company expects the alliance to be accretive beginning in the first year, and for cumulative synergies for Navistar to ramp up to at least $500 million over the first five years. By year five, it expects the alliance will generate annual synergies of at least $200 million for Navistar.
This annual run rate is expected to grow materially thereafter as the companies continue to introduce technologies from the collaboration. ■