A network of 11 dealerships has been announced for the first stage of International’s comeback in Australia following Iveco’s appointment as the distributor.

The initial network is made up of: Sydney Iveco, Thomas Bros and Blacklock’s in New South Wales, Brisbane Iveco and Wideland Trucks and Equipment group in Queensland, Adelaide Iveco in South Australia, Smith Trucks in Victoria and AV Truck Services in Perth, Western Australia.

All 11 outlets are existing Iveco dealerships as well as Cummins service centres and there are plans to introduce further retail outlets along parts and service only branches to give greater support around Australia.

Iveco Australia dealer channel director Geoff Busweel says the company was selective in who was best qualified to support the International badge.

“In re-launching the iconic International brand back into the Australian market, we have been fortunate to have access to our existing Iveco network across Australia,” Buswell said.

“Many of the new Dealerships have had a long history with International having previously sold and serviced the range when it was last available in Australia. In fact many Dealers still offer support for previous generation International products.

“Another benefit of appointing existing Iveco Dealers is that they already have a thorough knowledge and understanding of much of the ProStar’s componentry by virtue of several existing Iveco models featuring Cummins, Hendrickson, Eaton and Meritor equipment.

“We are extremely pleased with our initial appointments and we are in the process of adding to these Dealers in the coming days and weeks. We will provide a complete Dealer Network as representation for all prospective ProStar buyers in metropolitan and rural areas,” he added.