Spartan Motors – a Michigan-based manufacturer of custom chassis and commercial vehicles – have been named as the producer of Isuzu’s F-Series of medium duty trucks for the region.
Partnering in 2011 with Isuzu on the production of gasoline-fuelled N-Series trucks, the two conglomerates have expended their partnership to include the class 6 Isuzu F-Series.
“We’re extremely pleased that Isuzu chose Spartan again, as it launches this new product line,” said Steve Guillaume, Division President, Specialty Vehicles Spartan Motors.
“We look forward to delivering the same precision assembly and comprehensive quality by utilising our highly-skilled workforce that made our first venture with Isuzu such a resounding success.”
The F-Series – powered by an Isuzu four-cylinder diesel engine is designed to meet the stringent emissions standards, as well as offer improved fuel efficiency.
Production is being set at Spartan Motor’s headquarters in Charlotte Michigan, and encompasses an 85 000-square foot facility, dedicated exclusively to the production of Isuzu products.
“Over the last 18 months, we have implemented a number of changes in different areas of the company which are driving increased revenue and business performance. However, when an existing customer such as Isuzu makes a multi-year commitment to Spartan, we feel that is the best validation that we are focused on the right things and making progress in the right areas,” concludes Daryl Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer Spartan Motors.