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Trucks, buses, and service solutions from the International® and IC Bus® brands

Through subsidiaries and affiliated companies, Navistar produces trucks, buses, and proprietary powertrains for North American markets. These include medium to heavy trucks from the International® brand and school and public buses from the IC Bus® brand.

The portfolio of other subsidiaries includes spare parts for trucks and for diesel engines, as well as financing services.

The Navistar brands are among the leaders in North America.

  1. 1831

    Cyrus McCormick invents the first successful mechanical reaper, establishing the beginning of McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, which later became part of the International Harvester Company.

  2. 1847

    Cyrus McCormick moves his business to Chicago and organizes a franchise dealership network.

  3. 1902

    McCormick Harvesting Machine Company merges with Deering Harvester Company to become International Harvester, which held 85% market share in the farm equipment business.

  4. 1904

    International Harvester builds its first commercial gasoline engine and tractor. Just five years later, the company creates the Auto Wagon, the first pickup truck.

  5. 1941

    Between 1941 and 1945, International Harvester builds rugged vehicles and a vast array of equipment to support America during WWII.

  6. 1961

    After building trucks and pickups for over 50 years, International Harvester develop the Scout, a precursor to the SUV, in 1961.

  7. 1986

    International Harvester becomes Navistar International Corporation. International® remains the brand for commercial vehicles.

  8. 1995

    With the acquisition of bus manufacturer AmTran, Navistar becomes a fully integrated producer of school buses.

  9. 2009

    The bus division acquires a new name: IC Bus® (standing for “Integrated Coach”).

  10. 2013

    The OnCommand® Connection connectivity portfolio comes onto the market.

  11. 2017

    Navistar and TRATON (still known then as Volkswagen Truck & Bus) conclude a strategic partnership.

  12. 2021

    Navistar becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of TRATON.

  13. 2022

    Launch of the first TRATON Group Modular Product for the North American market: the International® S13 Integrated Powertrain.

The long-standing history of innovation at Navistar extends as far back as 1831, when the first precursors of the present-day company came into being.

Today, IC Bus® is the No 1 brand in school buses in North America and International® is No 2 in Class 6/7 and No 4 in Class 8 trucks.

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