In Nigeria, 40–50% of fresh fruits and vegetables are lost during crating, transportation, storage and processing. In the tomato sector, for instance, it is estimated that more than 40% of tomato production does not reach consumers.
One of the main reasons for this massive waste is the lack of a temperature-controlled supply chain— known as cold chain—which prevents fresh foods from spoiling between farm and market. Tomatoes, for example, must travel long distances as they are largely grown in the north of the country, but mostly consumed in urban centres in the south.
A higher, quality and more predictable supply ultimately means more stable prices for consumers and a good deal in logistics.
Our name is “Gift of God” gift of God that men are free to pray according to their beliefs and traditions. We are children of our fertile land, sons of the great river and the fresh salty breeze blowing on the lagoon, we are the daughters of the green hills and the silent desert: we are all sons and daughters of Greater Nigeria. We were born of love and we came to the world with the strength of the waves and the courage of free lions in the forest. Our desire and our right is to live and grow in peace, our youth and our ambitions are in the hands of our fathers, hands that we do not want stained with blood. Our future is the future of this country, as much as our past was the womb of our mothers and the pride of this nation. If we want a great free Africa we can not allow the men of this wonderful land to kill themselves by tribal rivalries, religious differences or absurd claims … we will not allow it! We ask the women and men of this country to live in peace, for their joy and our future and the future of our children and their children … until the great river flows.
Extremely robust and reliable, ASTRA vehicles are easily maneuverable both on the construction site and on normal roads, thanks to the different tractions available and to the economical and particularly elastic engines.
THE MOST EXTREME CHALLENGES
Turbines, boilers, bridge beams or other architectural or industrial components: heavy, oversized and extremely precious loads. To transport them safely, even in more extreme weather and road conditions, we have created unique vehicles of proper power, fitted with tailor made solutions for transportation and lifting.
Today’s freight transport is, of course, more comfortable, cheaper and more environmentally friendly than in the past. However, historic trucks – those with which some drivers have experienced the pleasure of driving a heavy goods vehicle – still exert an undeniable fascination for many today.
After the war the nation was completely to be rebuilt. New means were needed, able to respond to the needs of the moment, but above all to the challenges of the future.
Initially, Fiat responded with the average vehicles Fiat 639 and Fiat 640 and the heavy Fiat 670 and Fiat 680.
The last evolution of the 682 came in 1967, with the Fiat 682 N4, which improves the transmission to better withstand the power. However, its production will continue for a long time, not only in Italy but also in Africa. Also for this reason, it took the name of “king of Africa”.
As testimony to its off-road prowess, the Trakker was also used in the Dakar Rally.
While the IVECO T-WAY builds on the heritage of robustness and reliability of the brand’s long lineage of champion multi-axle construction trucks, it introduces innovative and technological solutions to exceed all expectations in productivity, payload capacity, safety and driver comfort.
These characteristics of extreme toughness, high performance and reliability are clearly expressed by the theme of the advertising launch campaign:
‘TREAT IT BAD’.
The IVECO T-WAY delivers all the power needed for traction and PTO with IVECO’s reliable and efficient Cursor 13 engine (13 litres) that develops up to 510 hp – exceeding the outgoing Trakker’s performance by 10 hp. For lighter-weight configurations, it is also available with the Cursor 9 engine.
The engines are coupled with the proven 12- and 16-speed HI-TRONIX automated gearbox, which now also features new functions specifically intended for on and off-road mobility.
They include a Hill Holder function to help departure on steep slopes, Rocking Mode to help recover traction in slippery conditions, and Creep Mode for ultra-low speed when idling. For the on-road sections of the mission, the IVECO HI-CRUISE system further enhances the transmission’s efficiency. It includes predictive gear shifting, predictive cruise control and an eco-roll function that uses the vehicle’s inertia when travelling downhill. With these new algorithms, HI-TRONIX delivers the perfect gearshift strategy for every application.
Protagonists of transport during the Second World War, the Fiat 626N and 666N started the mass production of Italian advanced cab trucks.
In 1939, Fiat presented the 626N and 666N (N stands for naphtha), two trucks that today we could define the border point between the past and the future in Italian truck production.
Their main feature was the advanced cabins, even if in reality they weren’t quite the first … The start of series production, however, gave way to that design evolution of truck cabs, which led to the abandonment of the style automotive.
The adoption of the advanced cabin moved the engine inside, covered by a large hood placed between the two seats. This large hood raised to allow routine maintenance.
For the most important interventions, the engine unit could be removed, with relative ease, by removing the bumper and the grille. It should be emphasized that the shape and layout of the cabin of the 626 and 666 remained so for many years, until the arrival of the lilting cabin.
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In 1952 Italy adopted a new highway code, which imposes new requirements on the capacity of trucks. Due to this, at the end of the year, Fiat replaced the 680N, in production since 1948, with a new model: the 682N.
Presented by Romano Pisciotti
MPI: Motor Parts Industry (IVECO ASTRA in Nigeria)
Iveco Defence Vehicles has a full range of vehicles to meet a broad spectrum of defence applications.
Our Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) needs no introduction: with over 4,000 units sold in 14 countries, it is a bestseller in its class. Few vehicles in the world have saved so many lives.
How is excellence born? From the very beginning of its development, it was clear that it had to be a vehicle capable of keeping up with the market’s needs and that it would combine mobility and protection.
To do all this, the entire project was based on two pillars:
🔹 a robust, reliable design that can easily accommodate continuous improvements based on user feedback
🔹 a design team that is attentive to the point of anticipating customer requirements and that over the years has developed an entire family of vehicles capable of meeting the most diverse operational needs.
These are the cornerstones for the vehicle’s latest evolution: our LMV2.
Il nostro Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) non ha bisogno di presentazioni: con oltre 4.000 unità vendute in 14 Paesi, è un bestseller nella sua categoria. Pochi veicoli al mondo hanno salvato così tante vite.
Come nasce un’eccellenza? Sin dalle origini del suo sviluppo è stato chiaro che si dovesse trattare di un veicolo in grado di stare al passo con le esigenze del mercato e che ben conciliasse mobilità e protezione.
Per fare questo, tutto il progetto si è basato su due pilastri:
🔹 un design robusto, affidabile e capace di accogliere agevolmente continui miglioramenti basati sui feedback degli utilizzatori
🔹 un team di progettazione attento al punto da anticipare i requisiti dei clienti, che negli anni ha sviluppato un’intera famiglia di veicoli in grado di assolvere alle più disparate esigenze operative.
Da queste basi è nata la più recente evoluzione del veicolo: il nostro LMV2.
Iveco Defence Vehicles has extensive experience observing and predicting current and future trends in its field, developing military vehicles to meet global operational requirements.
In recent years, the company has identified the need for a light vehicle specifically designed to undertake a variety of roles from providing U.N. and NATO humanitarian aid, homeland security missions, logistic support and training, to satisfying the military requirements of non-NATO forces.
In response, the company has developed a new generation of unprotected and lightly protected vehicles. The new MUV is the result of the Company’s vast experience in the sector of light vehicles, highlighted by the extraordinary commercial success of its predecessor, the M40E15-WM, which has sold more than 18,000 units worldwide over the last 30 years.
The MUV is also available for civilian use as it fully complies with the required safety and environmental regulations through features such as ergonomic seats, good soundproofing, seatbelts, airbag system and Euro VI diesel engines. The vehicle can be used as a rescue vehicle, a medical asset, for snow clearance, as a light recovery vehicle or by the emergency unit command post.