Looks like Navistar, which was formed to take over the truck division of International Harvester during the break up, has reverted to the International name. Good to see traditions carried on. One of the biggest sellers in USA it looks like getting a bit of a foothold back in Australia from the above sales figures.
And here is the USA brand breakup. The Daimler Truck sales are fantastic as no vehicle (truck or car) manufacturer has gone anywhere near 50% market share since the T Model Ford. This is reflected in the world figures above as Daimler Truck is of course a Mercedes company. Owning Mitsubishi/Fuso Trucks also kicks a few dollars into the tin.
These are the 9 biggest truck manufactures in the world in order from largest to smallest. (These differ slightly from above because they include their engine and bus divisions which are stronger in some)
1. Daimler Truck Group
Mercedes, Western Star, Freightliner, Mitsubishi, Fuso, Bharatbenz (India)
Huge Indian conglomerate but they are second on truck sales alone.
Chinese Government owned corporation
4. Navistar International
Navistar, International, Mahindra (India), Anhui Jianghuai (China), Tatra, MWM Motors, Blue Diamond joint venture with Ford, Currently rebranding back to just Internationa.l
Volvo, UD, Renault, Mack, Eicher (India) and Dongfeng International Sales
Hino, Toyota. This is just the heavy truck division of Toyota, of course Toyota total sales exceeds every truck manufacturer put together.
IVECO owned by the CNH Division of the FIAT empire. Seddon, Atkinson.
Each year Dee and I love watching the Dakar Rally and each year in the trucks you don't see Kenworth, Mercedes and not even a Swishy special, a Volvo running through the sand and rolling over but what you do get to see is a couple Hino, Iveco and sometimes the Tata are up there but the winner almost every year is the Russian built monster whose name escapes me at the moment and I will think of it at around 3.30m tonight.
Now I;m going to go even more crazy thinking of the bloody thing. Hope you have a good night, I don't think I will now.........
Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette
Coopernook, The Centre of our Universe.
I had a drive of an ex-army Kamaz 4x4 (about a 3 tonner) in the bush near Krasnoyarsk in Siberia then home on the bitumen. Nothing as fancy as the Dakar trucks but what a great vehicle. About the same size and era as the Australian Army Mk3 International (60's to 80's) but the Kamaz left it for dead in all departments including comfort and speed.
Can't find a photo but it was an earlier model of this one, much the same shape but a bit rounder.
There must be a few Russian truck builders close to the top list but I suppose they may not report their production. As they are all private companies now I don't see why they are not included in the list.