CNH Industrial and Iveco Separate

The demerger of the on- and off-highway businesses will better enable the companies to deliver solutions which meet specific industry needs.

CNH Industrial
Various concept alternative energy machines from the various CNH Industrial brands were showcased at its capital market days held at the New York Stock exchange in 2019 where it announced the demerger with Iveco.
Sara Jensen

CNH Industrial and its former commercial vehicle business IVECO began 2022 as separate businesses. On the first business day of the year, Jan. 3, CNH began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the United States and Borsa Italiana’s Euronext Milan in Italy as a fully-focused agriculture and construction player. On the Euronext Milan, trading in shares of Iveco Group N.V. began. Iveco Group First Day Trading Euronext Milan Suzanne Heywood Gerrit MarxIveco leaders outside the Euronext Milan in Italy.Iveco Group

The companies first announced in 2019 a separation of CNH's on- and off-highway businesses. Since that initial announcement company leaders have been working toward establishing new organization structures and long-term priorities for both businesses.

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Per a press release from CNH regarding the demerger, the decision was made based on diverging regulatory and customer requirements for the on- and off-highway businesses which are impacted differently by the accelerating industry megatrends. The demerger is intended to maximize management focus and flexibility, align investment priorities and incentives, better meet respective business needs, and optimize the cost and capital structure of each company to drive profitable growth, stated CNH in its press release.

"We are excited to usher in the new CNH Industrial, the result of detailed strategic planning, hard work and boundless determination. I want to congratulate our entire team, and our senior leadership team in particular, for driving this to completion and thank the board of directors for overseeing this operation to its successful conclusion. As a pure player in agriculture and construction, we will bring our undivided attention to bear on supporting our customers and dealers. This involves developing innovative products and processes to enhance productivity; accelerate profitable growth; and spearhead our ambitious ESG plans to ensure we act in full respect of people and the planet," says Scott W. Wine, CEO, CNH Industrial, in the company's press release announcing start of the divided businesses. "I would also like to wish our former colleagues, and now respected peers, in the newly-formed Iveco Group N.V. every success as they commence independent operations and begin trading on Borsa Italiana’s Euronext."

Iveco Group First Day Trading Euronext MilanJanuary 3, 2022, marked the start of trading for the newly formed Iveco Group on Italy's stock exchange.Iveco Group

CNH Plans to Grow Off-highway Business

CNH has created a new organizational structure aimed to help its now construction and agriculture industry focused business succeed in these markets. According to the company, key strategic objectives will be aimed at meeting the company's vision of sustainably advancing the noble work of global agricultural and construction workers. 

"We are implementing a new organizational structure, and enhancing our senior leadership team, to elevate our focus on customers and dealers, improve productivity and accelerate profitable growth,” says Wine in CNH's press release announcing the new organizational structure. "This new structure fosters agility, eliminates unnecessary bureaucracy, and promotes clear accountability as we execute our strategic priorities and create value for our stakeholders."

CNH says it plans to support customers and dealers by having an inclusive and diverse workforce, developing innovative technologies as well as offering optimal quality and safety. The new senior leadership team will help the company achieve this mission. As CEO, Wine will oversee three Global Business Units (GBU) lead by the following individuals:

  • Agriculture: Derek Neilson, president        
  • Construction: Stefano Pampalone, president         
  • Financial Services: Oddone Incisa, president

The following businesses and leaders are integrated into the GBUs and are tasked with driving strategic growth: 

Corporate Regions 

  • North America: Brad Crews, president
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa: Carlo Alberto Sisto, president
  • Latin America: Vilmar Fistarol, president
  • Asia Pacific: Chun Woytera, president

Business Functions

  • Digital and Precision: Parag Garg, chief digital officer
  • Technology and Quality: Jay Iyengar, chief technology and quality officer
  • Supply Chain: Tom Verbaeten, chief supply chain officer
  • CNH Industrial Business System: Scott Moran, chief CNH Industrial business system officer

IMG1477Demerger of CNH and Iveco will enable the company's to better focus on the needs of customers in the on- and off-highway markets.S. Jensen

Iveco to Focusing on Innovation

The new Iveco company includes the commercial and specialty vehicles, powertrain and related financial services businesses from CNH Industrial N.V. Gerrit Marx has been appointed CEO of the company which encompasses over 170 years of history between its brands. Trucks, buses, firefighting and civil protection vehicles will be among the product portfolio as well as powertrain solutions from the FPT Industrial brand for on- and off-road equipment, marine and power generation. 

Iveco says in its press release announcing its first day of trading as a separate company that it will have a strong focus on innovation and the development of advanced and sustainable solutions, including reduced- and zero-emission powertrains, cloud-connected driver assistance systems and the exploration of emerging autonomous driving technologies and entirely new business models. It will do so through various partnerships, such as the one it formed with Nikola

In total, Iveco is comprised of:

  • 8 brands,
  • 29 manufacturing plants,
  • 31 research and development centers and
  • 34,000 people in its workforce. ADG02572Iveco's powertrain brand FPT Industrial showcased its electric axle at CES 2022 developed in partnership with Nikola and Iveco.FPT Industrial

The company says it will have a presence around the world with a strong base in Europe. 

"Our first day of trading marks a historic milestone as we become a fully independent company. I want to thank our chair, Suzanne Heywood, and our board of directors for bringing this spin-off operation to completion and the entire Iveco Group team for taking on the challenge and dedicating extra effort to see it through. We have all the requisites needed for long-term success, including solid foundations, a focused team, and a clear strategy, which will allow us to move quickly, innovating and partnering to create better solutions in today’s fast-changing environment," says Marx in Iveco's press release. 

"We are also ready to face the global challenges of climate change, directly calling upon the Environmental, Social, and Governance dimensions of our public responsibility. We are committed to transforming not only our business but also our industry, backed by our track record of pioneering solutions in the most advanced fields of road transportation and propulsion, including alternative fuels, autonomous driving, and new business models. The entire Iveco Group team and I are profoundly grateful for the years we shared with CNH Industrial and are confident that our former colleagues will continue to make strides in agriculture and construction. We are excited to begin this next chapter, conscious that we will be facing challenges, but guided by a clear path and vision: we are definitely on the road to a new energy future."

In November, Iveco announced its business strategy and 2026 financial ambitions. Becoming its own business entity will better enable Iveco to capture market opportunities and develop products that will meet customers evolving requirements. Among these will be the need to develop solutions which comply with increasingly stringent emissions regulations.

Iveco has stated the following as its key financial ambitions to reach by 2026: 

  • Targeted total Net Revenues of Industrial Activities at between €16.5 – 17.5 billion compared to €11.8 billion in 2019, a compound annual growth rate up to 5.0%.
  • The 2026 Adjusted EBIT margin of Industrial Activities is targeted to reach between 5.0 and 6.0%, up to +240 bps increase compared to the 3.6% recorded in 2019. 
  • Targeted Adjusted Net Profit at between €0.6 – 0.8 billion, compared to €0.3 billion in 2019.
  • Over the same period, Industrial Activities Investments (Property, plant and equipment and intangible assets – including capitalized R&D) are targeted to increase 80 bps from 4.2% to ~5.0%.
  • Targeted Free Cash Flow from Industrial Activities of €0.5 billion in 2026, compared to €30 million in 2019. 

On Nov. 18, the company also signed The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Target it aims to reach in conjunction with this pledge include developing next-generation alternative fuel engines which help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2022, design of an electric bus range by 2023 as well as development of new full-electric and fuel-cell powered heavy-duty products such as e-axles by 2024.

To help differentiate itself from the previous corporate identity, a new name and logo for the company were announced. Iveco decided to keep the name it started with in 1975—and which stands for Industrial VEhicles COrporation—in honor of its heritage. The new company logo takes a new spin on the look of the name from previous logos, and incorporates the various brands within the group. 

Iveco Group Logo With BrandsThe new Iveco Group logo showcases the brands included within the new business.Iveco Group

Iveco also announced an organizational structure and leadership team which are designed to help the company achieve its business targets. According to a press release on the subject, the Iveco Group structure is designed to be customer-centric, accountable and performance driven. Its delineation stems from the Business Units, which encompass the following businesses with their respective brands:  

  • Truck  (IVECO),  
  • Bus (IVECO  BUS  and  HEULIEZ),  
  • Powertrain (FPT  Industrial),  
  • Defence Vehicles & ASTRA, Firefighting (Magirus) and
  • Financial Services (IVECO CAPITAL). 

"With this structure in place, we are ready to embark on our exciting future. It provides clarity from the start and from the top, placing customer-centricity at its core and setting forth a high- performing team with well-defined roles and accountabilities that mutually complement each other. Its design will generate a positive ripple effect down to the further layers  of the organization, driving our sharp focus on key business goals and identifying the best means for serving our customers, cooperating with our partners and rewarding our shareholders," says Marx in the company's press release.