E-Z Pack Joins the Navistar Family
I’m writing you today to let you know of some exciting news from Navistar and E-Z Pack.
Navistar, Inc. has completed its acquisition of E-Z Pack Manufacturing and is now operating the business.
E-Z Pack has been an innovative leader in refuse truck bodies for more than 60 years and we’re proud to welcome them to the Navistar family. The E-Z Pack product line includes the Hercules front loader, Goliath and Apollo rear loaders, and the Hercules Automated Side Loader.
E-Z Pack operations will remain chassis-agnostic and will continue to build and mount refuse truck bodies on all chassis by all original equipment manufacturers. Navistar will also build integrated E-Z Pack refuse bodies on International® brand commercial truck chassis. Manufacturing of E-Z Pack bodies will remain at the company’s facility in Cynthiana, Ky.
E-Z Pack will continue to be represented by its seasoned sales team and a nationwide distribution network. Jim Rogers will continue in his role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. We look forward to maintaining our relationships with loyal E-Z Pack customers, supporting our distribution network with the additional resources provided by Navistar ownership, and reinforcing the E-Z Pack brand as the partner you can depend on.
The E-Z Pack parts division is in a transition process under the new Navistar ownership. UpTime Parts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar, will be leading this part of our business with focus on supporting E-Z Pack customers with unparalleled parts customer service. With more than 20 years of experience in the parts business supplying national customers, UpTime’s core business prepares them well to begin supporting E-Z Pack customers and their parts needs. The UpTime Parts procurement and operations teams are working diligently to begin stocking the parts necessary to support the refuse market. You will receive more information on this transition, but our goal is to be operational in March.
We are very excited that the business transition is complete and look forward to a bright future for E-Z Pack. If you have any questions, please contact your local E-Z Pack dealer or sales representative.
Vice President and General Manager
E-Z Pack and Continental Mixers
Vice President and General Manager Stephen Guillaume and VP of Sales & Marketing Jim Rogers