Isuzu Technical Center of America, Inc. (ITCA)

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September 2018

09/14/2018

4th Annual Isuzupalooza

On Friday, September 14, Isuzu held its 4th annual end of summer bash at the Plymouth, Michigan facility. The outdoor event featured games, prizes, great food, camaraderie, and team spirit. Contestants paired up for the water balloon toss, new winners were crowned, and the remaining balloons were sent blazing in a free-for-all. Great fun!

March 2018

3/28/2018

Isuzu to Evaluate EV Technology Ahead of EV Monitor Program

Isuzu Technical Center of America, Inc. (ITCA) is now evaluating the performance, reliability/durability, and quality of electric vehicle technologies in preparation for an EV monitor program that will be conducted together with its group companies in North America. In the monitor program, electrified Isuzu N-Series trucks will be provided to selected customers in order to unearth customer needs, potential quality enhancements, and product developments. ITCA is committed to satisfying the needs of our customers in a responsible and sustainable way as we head into the new transportation age.

December 2017

12/15/2017

Company Luncheon and Holiday Spirit!

On Friday, December 15, employees enjoyed a luncheon at the Plymouth, Michigan facility to celebrate the holidays with a sense of accomplishment and anticipation. The event was replete with great food, conversation, and ugly sweaters, and employees showed their support for Toys for Tots and its message of hope to youth in the area. Happy holidays!

October 2017

10/4/2017

ITCA Employee Presents SCR Reaction Model at CLEERS Workshop

Development and Validation of a multi-site kinetic model for NH3-SCR over Cu-SSZ-13

In October, ITCA employee and model-based design team member Rohil Daya presented at the 2017 CLEERS (Crosscut Lean Exhaust Emissions Reduction Simulation) Workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he detailed an approach to developing physics-based SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) reaction models that involves the development of protocols for reactor tests, construction of global reaction kinetics, and validation against engine dynamometer data.

SCR catalysts are utilized worldwide in automotive applications to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). These catalysts rely on the supply of ammonia through DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) to reduce NOx. With efficient control of the DEF supply, overall tailpipe NOx emissions can be reduced significantly, and such control can be enabled by a model-based approach.

Future work will involve utilizing such models in model-based urea dosing calibration and control, along with the addition of sub-models for representation of more real-world aging of the SCR, such as sulfur poisoning.

June 2017

6/23/2017

Celebration of New Plant and FTR Start of Production

On June 13, in coordination with Spartan Motors, Isuzu celebrated the opening of a new assembly plant in Charlotte, Michigan to build its new F-Series truck.

Spartan hosted the ceremony, inviting members of Isuzu’s leadership team, ITCA’s R&D team, local media, and other figures. Isuzu and Spartan executives highlighted the importance of the partnership between the two companies, emphasizing that the new plant signifies an expansion in the relationship between Isuzu and the manufacturer, which currently produces the N-Series and Walk-In Van products.

Development of Isuzu’s new FTR Class 6 truck was led by ITCA and leverages locally-sourced components, representing a new milestone in terms of local ownership in product development.

Spartan has already produced over 40,000 Isuzu N-Series vehicles, and this expansion is also responsible for creating 100 new local jobs.

Start of production began in May and roughly 100 vehicles have already rolled off the line.

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Spartan Motors Plant 12 Construction Video


August 2016

8/19/2016

Center of Excellence Opens in Northeast Pennsylvania

Isuzu opened a state-of-the-art training, distribution, and technical assistance facility in Northeast Pennsylvania, representing the company’s commitment to support dealers and provide the best possible ownership experience to all Isuzu truck customers.

The 100,000 square-foot parts distribution center is strategically located near one of the highest concentrations of commercial vehicle dealerships. The 30,000 square-foot training and technical assistance facility will provide intensive, hands-on technical and lifecycle training for dealership service, parts, sales, and customer satisfaction personnel, and will house local field service engineers and a technical assistance line team.

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March 2016

3/10/2016

Next-Generation Isuzu FTR Unveiled for Class 6 Segment

We are proud that on March 2, 2016, the all-new Class 6 medium-duty F-Series truck was unveiled at the National Truck Equipment Association’s 2016 Work Truck Show. ITCA is leading the development of the Isuzu FTR which, for the first time in its segment, utilizes a 4-cylinder engine for improved fuel economy and emissions performance. The Isuzu FTR is slated as a 2018 model year release.

Isuzu FTR Unveiled

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F-Series overview:
http://www.isuzucv.com/en/fseries/index

Published news:
http://fleetowner.com/equipment/isuzu-game-changing-new-2018-class-6-medium-duty-tune-population-trends

Official unveiling:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yi_6A0xiBM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yi_6A0xiBM


January 2016

1/1/2016

Official ITCA Website Has Launched!

Welcome to Isuzu Technical Center of America’s new online home. Please browse this site to learn more about Isuzu’s activities in North America as well as available career opportunities.

Questions and comments are welcome. Please feel free to reach out to us!