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Ford & Navistar Med Duty News just released 1/13

Ford Medium Duty Announcement


NAVISTAR AND FORD MOTOR COMPANY REACH NEW BUSINESS AGREEMENT

Companies to Continue To Collaborate on Medium Duty Trucks and Other Initiatives

DEARBORN, Mich. and WARRENVILLE, Ill. (January 13, 2009) – Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) have reached an agreement to restructure their ongoing business relationship and settle all existing litigation between the companies.

As a result of the agreement, the companies will end their current diesel engine supply agreement effective Dec. 31, 2009. However, the companies will continue to collaborate on a range of initiatives, including their existing Blue Diamond Truck and Parts joint ventures. Navistar will acquire additional equity in the Blue Diamond joint ventures, which will continue to offer dealers and customers F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks, as well as parts support for a variety of Ford products, including Ford's PowerStroke Diesel-equipped trucks. Ford and Navistar also will continue their diesel engine supply relationship in South America. As a result of the agreement, Ford will make a payment to Navistar.

“Navistar and Ford benefitted from a successful partnership that provided value to both companies for nearly three decades. However, it’s in our best interests to resolve our conflict and continue our relationship with each other in other areas,” said Dan Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer. “The next phase of our relationship is consistent with Navistar’s strategy to diversify our customer base, while continuing to provide value to both companies through our existing joint ventures and our supply agreement in South America.”

"We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Navistar that we believe is in the best interest of both companies," said Mark Fields, Ford's president of The Americas. "This agreement comprehensively addresses our business relationship with Navistar and will help both companies focus on meeting the needs of our current and future truck customers."

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 224,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company's core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo and Mazda. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.

About Navistar
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) produces International® brand commercial and military vehicles, MaxxForce™ brand diesel engines, IC brand school and commercial buses, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans, and is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. Navistar is also a provider of truck and diesel engine parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.navistar.com.



And here is the Press Release from Navistar

NAVISTAR AND FORD REACH NEW BUSINESS AGREEMENT

Companies to Continue to Collaborate on Medium Duty Trucks and Other Initiatives

Jan. 13, 2009 – Ford Motor Company and Navistar have reached an agreement to restructure our ongoing business relationship and settle all existing litigation between our companies.

As a result of the agreement, Navistar and Ford will end our current diesel engine supply agreement effective Dec. 31, 2009. However, we will continue to collaborate on a range of initiatives, including the existing Blue Diamond Truck and Parts joint ventures. Navistar will acquire additional equity in the Blue Diamond joint ventures, which will continue to offer dealers and customers F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks, as well as parts support for a variety of Ford products, including Ford's PowerStroke Diesel-equipped trucks. We will also continue our diesel engine supply relationship with Ford in South America. As a result of the agreement, Ford will make a payment to Navistar.

“Navistar and Ford benefitted from a successful partnership that provided value to both companies for nearly three decades. However, it’s in our best interests to resolve our conflict and continue our relationship with each other in other areas,” said Dan Ustian, chairman, president and CEO. “The next phase of our relationship is consistent with Navistar’s strategy to diversify our customer base, while continuing to provide value to both companies through our existing joint ventures and our supply agreement in South America.”

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Navistar that we believe is in the best interest of both companies,” said Mark Fields, Ford's president of The Americas. “This agreement comprehensively addresses our business relationship with Navistar and will help both companies focus on meeting the needs of our current and future truck customers.”

Q&A:

What was the dispute about?

The issues involved in the lawsuits filed by Ford and Navistar against one another were numerous and complex. Moreover, the agreement that we have announced today goes well beyond those specific issues. As we have indicated, in addition to resolving and dismissing the lawsuits, Ford and Navistar have agreed to restructure our overall business relationship. We will not be disclosing the details of the settlement at this time, but the two companies believe that we have reached an overall settlement that is fair to each company and that will allow us to go forward to meet the needs of our current and future truck customers.

What are the specific terms of the settlement agreement?

The terms of the settlement agreement are not being disclosed at this time.

Can you provide some examples of how Navistar has diversified its Engine business?

We have taken many significant steps to diversify our product line-up and customer base over the past three years. In 2005, we acquired MWM Diesel Motores, our largest competitor in South America. As a result, we gained an array of engines that better suit the needs of world markets. Since then, we have expanded into China and India via our South American engine business.

Meanwhile, we’ve also expanded beyond mid-range engines in North America with the MaxxForce 11/13, our new big bore engine that we introduced this year. Navistar is now able to provide a truly integrated truck and engine offering to the important heavy truck segment. In addition, our traditional mid-range diesel engine business also has diversified and grown due to the strength of Navistar’s Military business, as well as new business with global and OEM customers.

In addition, Navistar has announced its intent to produce a proprietary 15-liter engine to integrate into its Class 8 vehicles. Further details will be provided at the Mid-America Truck Show in March 2009.

What will happen to Navistar's Indianapolis Plant as a result of this agreement?

We have not made a decision about the future of the facility at this time.

Assuming Ford continues to offer a diesel engine in its trucks beyond the conclusion of the Navistar contract, what type will it be and who will supply it? Is Ford doing its own?

We don't have information about Ford's future product plans

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Blue Diamond Trucks??? Whats that
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This Field Communication also contains the following Dealer Communication:

Dealer Summary: Ford to continue relationship with Blue Diamond.

To: All Ford Dealers

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Communication:

Ford Commercial Truck is pleased to report that our relationship with Blue Diamond will continue and Ford Motor Company will offer an F-650 F-750 medium duty truck product. Further details about this will be forthcoming in future communications
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HERE YA GO......you asked

FORD, NAVISTAR JOIN FORCES TO CREATE BLUE DIAMOND TRUCK COMPANY

DEARBORN, Mi. -- August 7, 2001-- Ford Motor Company and Navistar International Corporation today finalized plans to form a joint venture to build medium commercial trucks. The joint venture will also furnish truck and diesel engine service parts to Ford and International and explore other advanced diesel engine opportunities.

The joint venture, named Blue Diamond Truck Company LLC, will initially produce Class 6 and 7 medium commercial trucks that will be marketed independently under the Ford Division brand and Navistar's InternationalÒ brand. The trucks will be produced at Navistar's plant in Escobedo, Mexico. In subsequent years, Blue Diamond plans to expand the range of commercial trucks for both companies.

Ford and Navistar are both contributing intellectual property to the Blue Diamond joint venture. Additionally, Navistar is contributing a major portion of its Escobedo truck manufacturing facility while Ford is making a cash contribution to the 50-50 joint venture. No financial details are being released.

Jack Allen, newly named general manager of the truck joint venture, said a new common chassis based on International's recently introduced high performance chassis will be used for commercial trucks (rated 18,000 to 33,000 pounds gross vehicle weight). He emphasized that Ford and International will separately determine their customers' needs for cabs, interiors, vocational focus, nomenclature and other brand characteristics.

International-branded trucks will exclusively use International I-6 or V-8 engines. Ford-branded trucks will offer International diesel engines as standard and other industry engines as options. International is the worldwide leader in the production of mid-range engines in the 160 to 300 horsepower range.

Prototype production of the Ford truck will begin later this year with full production scheduled for late 2002. International's new high performance medium truck is already in production. Initially the joint venture will produce Class 6 and 7 medium trucks, but plans call for expanding output to include lighter weight Class 3 to 5 commercial trucks (10,001 pounds to 19,500 pounds). The first such vehicle will be a new specialized commercial truck due in 2003.

"In addition to expanding a strong business relationship between Ford and Navistar, this joint venture will increase the speed of new product development and improve economies of scale in manufacturing and parts procurement," Allen said.

David W. Tarrant, manager of commercial truck strategy for Ford Motor Company, will serve as the business and strategy director for the Blue Diamond joint venture. He noted, "This partnership creates many new opportunities for both parent companies to compete more effectively in the worldwide commercial truck business. We are looking at a number of exciting ideas which will be developed in the next several years."

Another element of the joint venture is service parts support, led by Navistar's Tim Cooney, newly appointed general manager. Cooney indicated that significant opportunities exist to provide high quality product support to customers of the new vehicles, while both companies will pursue other areas of synergy.

Each company will have equal representation on the venture's eight-person executive board, and neither company will have an equity stake in the other's parent company.

Dan Ustian, president of International Truck and Engine Corporation's engine group, will serve as chairman of the executive board. Ford board members will include: Gurminder Bedi, vice president, North American Truck; Mike Jordan, president, Ford Motor Company's Automotive Consumer Services Group, Gerry Meridith, controller, North American Truck; and Leo Shedden, director, North American Truck Vehicle Programs. Other Navistar board members are Robert Lannert, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Steve Keate, president, International truck group; and Wayne Krzysiak, vice president and general manager, parts operations.

As previously reported, the Ford and Navistar joint venture will explore other possible business opportunities for diesel truck engine products for global markets. No additional details are available at this time.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is the world's second largest automaker, with approximately 335,000 employees in 200 markets on six continents. Its automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Credit, Quality Care and Hertz. With world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford Motor Company had 2000 calendar year revenues of $170 billion. Additional information can be found on the company's web site at www.ford.com

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is the parent company of International Truck and Engine Corporation, a leading producer of mid-range diesel engines, medium trucks, school buses, heavy trucks, severe service vehicles, and parts and service sold under the InternationalÒ brand. The company also is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. With world headquarters in Warrenville, Ill. a suburb of Chicago, Navistar had 2000 sales and revenues of $8.5 billion. Additional information can be found on the company's web site at www.nav-international.com.


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So International has been making the F-650 and F-750?
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It's a joint deal. Ford F650-750's are built on the same assy line with International Med Duty Trucks, at Navistar's plant in Escobedo, Mexico.
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so are they are gonna still supply the 6.4 to ford.

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The way I read it, no.
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o ok

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The 6.4L agreement goes thru the END of 2009 calender year (the way I read it), so it's possible we'll have 2010s with the 6.4L.

It will most likely also be in the F-550/650s and may even get into the CF/LCF product. It could use a GVW and HP boost.

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