Smet Group sustainability rides on 100 new HVO-powered IVECO S-WAYs

Smet Group sustainability rides on 100 new HVO-powered IVECO S-WAYs

IVECO and the Smet Group continue to lead the way for change with the renewal of the Salerno-based group’s fleet with 100 new 490 hp HVO-powered IVECO S-Way Fuel Hero tractors, which will be delivered later this year for use in transportation and logistics activities throughout the country.

The 100 490-hp IVECO S-Way Fuel Hero, model AS440S49T/P, are two-axle tractors equipped with a Cursor 13 eVGT engine and 12-speed Hi-Tronix transmission. The vehicles have been developed to achieve maximum fuel economy, i.e., up to 8 percent, thus becoming the ideal solution for long-haul sustainability. In addition, IVECO’s IVECO S-Way diesels are 100% compatible with HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil) biofuel, which can be used in purity in all the latest diesel engines: this is a high-quality biofuel of plant origin and from waste for increasingly green transportation.

Knight Domenico De Rosa, President of SMET Group, announced, “We have embarked on a path whose goal is ultimately to build a concretely sustainable future through a new paradigm of progress for the transportation sector. For more than 30 years, we have chosen maritime and rail intermodality, which we have then combined with state-of-the-art vehicles for the first and last mile, with alternative traction to diesel and therefore with reduced environmental impact. The addition to our fleet of these 100 IVECO S-Way Fuel Hero vehicles compatible with the vegetable biofuel HVO are further tangible proof that the SMET Group invests in technological innovation, to reduce environmental impact for the benefit of the community.”

Massimiliano Perri, General Manager IVECO Italian Market, said, “The partnership with the SMET Group is increasingly proven and we are honored to continue to look with synergy to the future of transportation, thanks to the renewal of the fleet of a partner that, with foresight and spirit of innovation, makes sustainability a real business strategy. We have always shared the values of the Smet Group and are pleased to move toward decarbonization of the industry by supporting this important entity through the supply of our IVECO S-Way Fuel Hero, the flagship of achievable sustainability through the use of HVO and efficiency for the long haul.”

For Mecar, it is always a source of great pride to receive continuous confirmations from our customers, such as this additional supply of 100 IVECO S-Ways by the Smet Group,” said Sara Ferrajoli, CEO of Mecar. “This new agreement, not only reinforces the customer’s trust in IVECO but, above all, consolidates once again, the historical relationship between Mecar and Smet, which for years have been creating continuous collaboration projects making, this partnership, unique.”

Matteo Innaco, Mecar Sales Director, added, “This delivery holds a significance for us that is relevant for the magnitude of the supply, but especially because it binds us to one of the customers that has always been synonymous with excellence in the industry and a reference point both nationally and for our territory. We are confident that the main trends of the future will lead us to other common scenarios based on the values that have always accompanied the two companies.”

The supply was handled by the Mecar dealership, which, with more than 70 years of history, is now active with a network of more than 30 authorized workshops and 5 automated 4.0 spare parts warehouses.