RAF on parade

Royal Air Force

…on parade with two Ryder wrapped Iveco Stralis trucks


Number 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron at RAF Wittering and Ryder have joined forces to celebrate the RAF’s 100th anniversary by wrapping two trucks in a commemorative livery (pictured).

2MT, as the Squadron is known, is the Royal Air Force’s road-going heavy lift capability. 2MT was originally founded during the Battle of Britain to transport vital spares between RAF Stations. Today, the Squadron provides specialist military drivers and equipment to support exercises and operations.

The wrapping of the Iveco Stralis units took two days and was sponsored by Ryder.

David Hunt, MD, Ryder Europe, said: “Ryder is proud to have worked with the MoD for more than 20 years, providing white fleet vehicles for the RAF’s transportation needs.

“In this special RAF 100th anniversary year, we are delighted to be supporting the celebrations with two specially liveried Iveco Stralis RAF100 trucks.”

The trucks are being used at special events across the country to celebrate RAF100 and the work of the Royal Air Force today. 


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Iveco Eurocargo 4×4 – Special emergency unit

Disaster planning – The act of devising a methodology for dealing with a disaster event, especially one with the potential to occur suddenly and cause great injury and/or loss of life, damage and hardship. Disaster planning occurs during the disaster interphase.

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Some IVECO special vehicles



The RAVx6 “Duffy” amphibious vehicle was designed and built to guarantee the widest reliability and resistance in emergency situations, such as floods. The vehicle is able to navigate in the water, circulate on the road and off-road, on uneven and muddy terrain. It is equipped with differentials on the front, rear and central axles suitably sized for the heavy working conditions to which the vehicle is subjected. The Iveco Magirus “Duffy” is a 15 ton, 3 axle, 6×6 chassis. Equipped with an FPT Industrial N60 ENT engine, equipped with an Allison automatic transmission and independent hydro-pneumatic suspensions, the vehicle is able to reach 85 kilometers per hour on the road. The vehicle is also equipped with an emergency system that allows the navigation of the amphibian in the water in case of failure of the main engine, with a speed of 2 knots, under full load conditions. Its driver’s cab is in light alloy, completely closed, equipped with two side doors, which allows it to accommodate, in addition to the driver, two operators.



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MPI: official IVECO dealer in Nigeria





The quarry-site and construction vehicle market is extremely complex considering all the possible applications: vehicles with 2, 3 or 4 axles with all-wheel drive or partial drive, a wide range of power ratings, trucks and tractors, light and oversize models, and special variants for special fittings.
Trakker is a machine designed to satisfy all types of extreme off-road mission on wheels.


Il mercato dei veicoli cava-cantiere e costruzioni è estremamente complesso se si considerano tutte le possibili applicazioni: veicoli con 2, 3 o 4 assali a trazione integrale o parziale, una vasta gamma di potenze, autocarri e trattori, modelli leggeri e oversize, e varianti speciali per allestimenti particolari.
Trakker è una macchina progettata per soddisfare tutti i tipi di missione estrema fuori strada su ruote


Available in Nigeria:

Motor Parts Industry (MPI) IVECO official dealer

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IVECO in Nigeria

Motor Parts Industry Limited, popularly known as MPI is a private limited liability company by shares established in July 1965 with Nigerian and Italian shareholders.

The late but illustrious and distinguished Nigerian Industrialist and Philantrophist –
Sir Mobolaji Bank Anthony was the pioneer Chairman of the company until his call to glory in 1990.

Sir Mobolaji Bank Anthony was succeeded by another distinguished Nigerian, Alhaji Hassan Hadejia a former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.

The company was conceived to go into the economically strategic road transport industry in Nigeria with a vision to play a very vital role in this sector of the Nigerian Economy through its products and services.

Whereas the company started off with a small store on Wharf Road Apapa in 1965; then only importing and selling Fiat spare parts, today, MPI has grown and expanded its scope of business being OFFICIAL IVECO DEALER thus:-

  • Importation and Sales of brand new and refurbished Fiat/Iveco trucks and passenger buses
  • Importation and Sales of the popular brand O’Cava Double Axles
    • Importation and sales of original Fiat/Iveco Truck and Trailer spare parts which has made the company a leader in this brand of product in the Country today as it has the widest range of CNHI (including IVECO, ASTRA, CASE, New Holland, FPT brands) spare parts;
    • Servicing and Refurbishing Iveco Refuse Disposal vehicles; FPT / AIFO generators
    • Importation and Sales of specialized Tanker Components e.g. Manhole Covers, Trailer Body Building Parts and Tipping Pistons.
    • Service and Maintenance: a well established workshop in the Lagos Head Office manned by highly competent and efficient Expatriate and Nigerian staff to service and maintain the vehicles of our customers with appropriate technical advice.
    • After Sales Service: with a well stocked original Spare Parts Store, our workshop is second to none in terms of service and finishing through our various cadres of professionals.
    • Immediate Repair: We are adequately equipped to reach any breakdown vehicle of our customer in any part of the country for immediate repairs and recovery. A refurbished and sprayed vehicle from MPI Workshop is a testimony of our professional excellence.

    Motor Parts Industry Ltd

    WORKSHOP: 231 Moshood Abiola Way, Ijora (old APAPA Road)

    P.O.Box 198 Apapa, Lagos – Nigeria.


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The Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) was launched in 2006 and, from that point onwards, it has been the subject of continuous development and innovation. Iveco Defence Vehicles appreciated from the outset that a vehicle such as LMV would have to evolve with changing requirements. The company therefore implemented a programme of product development which focused on delivering incremental improvements, usually from lessons learned in the field, whilst maintaining the excellence of the basic design. The fourth generation LAV (Light Armoured Vehicle) procured by the Norwegian Armed Forces at the beginning of 2013, demonstrated the ability of the LMV design to accommodate a variety of developments which are demanded by the user. One of the most important benefits was an increase of payload of some 40% to about 1.5 tonnes, depending on the vehicle configuration. The last evolution of LMV, the LMV2 launched at Eurosatory 2016, continues to expand the roles it can undertake, providing better performance, greater reliability, and increased crew comfort. This second generation LMV will be produced parallel to the current version, in order to meet the full spectrum of operational roles demanded by the military user.
At present, the LMV is available in a number of different variants, with a range of different protection levels or none at all. These include the Medevac, NBC unit, Pick-up, RSTA and SOF. Whatever its role, the LMV will continue to fulfil its most valued function: that of transporting its crew quickly and safely on any mission they are required to undertake. This second generation LMV, implemented with a new 220 horsepower engine, presents an upgraded driveline, capable of managing more power, and a new air filtration system. In order to provide maximum mobility, a new automatic gearbox, upgraded with two additional speeds (eight in total), makes the transition between gears smoother when driving off-road. When operated in conjunction with the automatic drive management system (ADM), this ensures that the vehicle performance is optimized to meet the challenges of the most demanding of terrain scenarios. A new electronic stability control (ESP) system, able to work in off-road conditions, enhances driving safety as well as driver comfort and agility. Further mobility enhancements are achieved through a specially designed suspension system, combined with tyres to better match different terrains.

The new crew cell design has been developed particularly by the need to accommodate five fully-equipped soldiers, including body armour and personal equipment. Most internal roll-bars have been redesigned, enhancing the available legroom, while the internal cab height is 100mm greater than on the standard LMV, thus increasing internal space and habitability. The internal layout of the new crew cell improves crew ergonomics, as well as incorporating a next-generation digitised dashboard and an upgraded hardtop. IED protection is further enhanced by the addition of a third hinge added to each door and the use of new materials. LMV2 is designed to accommodate extensive GFE, including radios, BMS, intercom and Electronic Counter Measures (ECM). The vehicle is extremely well adaptable to being deployed as a mobile radio platform, by the nature of its outstanding Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) profile and can fulfill the most demanding DEF-STAN and MIL-STD requirements. Sub-system integration has also been greatly eased by the adoption of a new vehicle digitised electronic architecture and an improved power supply. This allows for mission systems such as remote controlled weapon stations, BMS, intercom, and ECM to be seamlessly integrated onto the platform without complication. The new hardtop “dual-role”, made of a ballistic steel monocoque framework with lightweight aluminum/steel roll-bar, allows the vehicle to be equipped either with a manual weapon turret or alternatively, with a Remote Weapon Station (RWS), both of which can be readily fitted and removed in the field, ensuring greater flexibility of deployment. Last but not least, the maintenance load has been reduced by improving the type and location of some of the subsystems and by tailoring the service regime.


INFO NIGERIA: Romano Pisciotti, Motor Parts Industry, Lagos


ABARTH ’70th Anniversary


On 31 March 1949 Carlo Abarth (1908 – 1979) founded the Abarth & C., creating a legend of style and performance declined in record cars, revolutionary kits and legendary races. Ten world records, 133 international records, more than 10,000 victories on the track, a success story that has allowed us to test, under the most severe conditions, the technological solutions that are then adopted in mass production.
Abarth celebrates its birthday with the new ’70th Anniversary’ range characterized, on the outside, by the specific logo that makes the cars registered in the year 2019 unique and exclusive.

Il 31 marzo del 1949 Carlo Abarth(1908 – 1979) fondava l’Abarth& C., dando vita a una leggenda di stile e prestazioni declinata in auto da record, kit di elaborazione rivoluzionari e corse leggendarie. Dieci record del mondo, 133 record internazionali, più di 10.000 vittorie su pista, una storia di successi che ha consentito di testare, nelle condizioni più severe, le soluzioni tecnologiche che sono poi adottate nella produzione di serie.
Abarth celebra il suo compleanno con la nuova gamma ’70esimo Anniversario’ caratterizzata, all’esterno, dal logo specifico che rende uniche ed esclusive le vetture immatricolate nell’anno 2019.

Truck IVECO Abarth

Presentato da ITALMOTOR, Romano PIsciotti

Motor Parts Industry (MPI)


Iveco Defence Vehicles

​Iveco Defence Vehicles is dedicated to delivering innovative special purpose vehicles for defence and civil protection applications.

​The brand manufactures logistic, multirole and armored vehicles in its facility in Northern Italy, as well as marketing Iveco’s full commercial range, adapted as necessary to meet the demands of military and civil defense users. All vehicles are designed to offer exceptional mobility, with protected variants exploiting state-of-the-art protection technologies. With customers in over 100 countries, Iveco Defence Vehicles has developed an extensive international network which provides technical and commercial expertise worldwide.  



MPI (Motor Parts Industry)


in Nigeria



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Maranello, 28 February 2019 – Ferrari has revealed the first official photographs of the F8 Tributo, the new mid-rear engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the company’s classic two-seater berlinetta. The name is an homage to both the model’s uncompromising layout and to the engine that powers it – with a massive 720 cv and a record specific power output of 185 cv/l, it is the most powerful V8 in Prancing Horse history for a non-special series car and sets the benchmark not just for turbos, but for engines across the board. 

The 3902 cc V8 won “Best Engine” in the International Engine of the Year awards three years running in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and, in addition, in 2018, was awarded the title of the best engine of the last two decades. As these prestigious awards demonstrate, in the automotive world, Ferrari’s V8 engine is seen as the very epitome of sportiness and driving pleasure. This is particularly the case when it is mid-rear-mounted in a two-seater.

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