11th Mar 2020 - 2 minute read

Carraro Group selected to supply the beam axles for INEOS’s new uncompromising 4x4.  Another key milestone in INEOS’s delivery of its blueprint for a utilitarian off-roader.

INEOS Automotive has partnered with engineering group Carraro for the supply of front and rear axles for the forthcoming Grenadier. The contract, covering the lifecycle of the vehicle, provides INEOS’s new uncompromising 4x4 with durable and reliable beam axles to ensure the Grenadier can conquer the extreme environments in which it is designed to operate.

The Carraro Group was selected thanks to its decades of experience in the off-road market for rugged and functional agricultural and earthmoving machinery. This requires high strength and reliability in all situations – making it the clear choice for the INEOS Grenadier. Operational since 1973, the Carraro Group’s axle and transmission division has been focused solely on the biggest, toughest off-road applications.

"The appointment of Carraro Group reinforces our commitment to bring together the world’s best suppliers, creating the ultimate utilitarian off-roader. Carraro offers a wealth of engineering experience and a robust product that complements the Grenadier blueprint of an uncompromising 4x4."

Dirk Heilmann, Chief Executive Officer of INEOS Automotive

Beam axles are an essential component of the blueprint and was the clear choice for Grenadier due to the simplicity, ease of maintenance and most importantly maximising ground clearance under all conditions.

"This important agreement with INEOS highlights our intent to develop the Group's off-highway automotive sector,’’ commented Enrico Carraro, Chairman of Carraro. ‘’Being a part of the Grenadier project also allows us to expand the product offer in a complementary way towards a sector with great potential for future developments”.

The announcement follows INEOS Automotive’s confirmation of Magna Steyr’s appointment as series development partners, and BMW Group as suppliers of their world-class inline six-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines.