FPT celebrates 2 millionth NEF engine at Turin plant
By Becky Schultz07 November 2022
FPT Industrial announced that its 2 millionth NEF engine rolled off the production line at its plant in Turin, Italy. In addition to Turin, the engine series is also manufactured at the company’s plants in Sete Lagoas, Brazil, and Cordoab, Argentina.
The NEF series was launched in 2000 and is targeted for demanding industrial applications. It comes in four- and six-cylinder configurations with either structural or non-structural design and in diesel and natural gas versions. Displacements range from 3.9 to 6.7 L and power outputs from 46 to 419 kW (62 to 570 hp). Mechanical and electronic injection systems are offered. This modularity means roughly 1800 different versions of the engine are available.
According to the company, the ability to customize the engine series to customer needs, as well as the series’ lean design, efficiency and reliability, have led to the engine’s success in industrial applications such as agriculture, construction, on-road, marine and power generation.
“Two million engines sounds an unbelievable figure,” said Giorgio Ricci, FPT Industrial’s Head of Manufacturing. “But no record is out of reach when we leverage our heritage, skills and innovative production processes.”
“A highly skilled and committed team is the key to achieving such results, because nothing is out of reach when people share the same goals and passion,” added Alessandro Sezza, FPT Industrial Turin Site Plant Manager. “Now, new challenges are coming, but we are ready thanks to the extraordinary change management program carried out with our people for the exciting path we have just started down together.”
In addition to the NEF series, the Turin plant produces light-duty engines for on- and off-highway applications, as well as transmissions and front/rear axles for light, medium and heavy vehicles. The site was recently joined by the ePowertrain plant, which was inaugurated in Turin in October.