Iveco-Astra is an Italian automotive manufacturing company which produces trucks, heavy transport vehicles and military vehicles.
Astra (Anonima Sarda TRAsporti) was initially established in 1946 in Cagliari for the civil conversion of war surplus equipment. In 1951 it moved from to Piacenza, where they developed their first original ASTRA construction, a quarry vehicle: the BMI dumper (1956). The product range was widened with more dumper models and the production of special frames for concrete-mixing transport trucks. Between 1946 and 1986, Astra was owned by the Bertuzzi family of Piacenza. It is now part of Iveco (CNH Industrial)
Astra currently includes several construction-oriented trucks (HD8), rigid dump trucks (RD), and articulated dump trucks (ADT). The BM series was extended as the factory was expanded, and the model BM 309 participated in the Paris-Dakar in the truck category. In 1996, the fiftieth anniversary of the company's founding, the HD7 series went on the market which also had some success. In 2005 this was replaced by the current HD8 range. In 2009 Astra launched a new range of heavy duty vehicles called HHD.