Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA) has awarded Penske Commercial Vehicles (PCV) the contract to provide integration services
24th Nov 2015
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA) has awarded Penske Commercial Vehicles (PCV) the contract to provide integration services and spare part supplies for anew fleet of over 2,500 medium-weight and heavy-weight military logistic vehicles. The vehicles will be supplied by RMMVA to the Commonwealth of Australia under the Defence programme Land 121 Phase 3B. The vehicles are required to undergo final installation activities as part of the overall programme in Australia. Penske will also be coordinating the supply of all spare parts for the vehicles once they enter service with the Australian Defence Force. Both the Integration and Spare Parts supply will be conducted via Penske Commercial Vehicle’s facilities in Wacol, Brisbane.
RMMVA was contracted in July 2013 to supply over 2,500 military logistic protected and unprotected vehicles and nearly 3,000 modules to the Australian Defence Force. The first series vehicles under Land 121 Phase 3B are to be delivered in late 2016, with the final delivery expected in 2020.
The medium and heavy military logistic vehicles feature variants that include cranes, trays and tippers, vehicle recovery systems, heavy tractors and integrated load handling systems. The associated modules comprise flatracks, bulk fuel and water storage, maintenance and stores variants as well as a heavy floating bridge, bridge erection and propulsion boat interface.
Pietro Borgo, CEO RMMV, attended the contract signature to emphasise the importance of this long-term partnership with Penske Commercial Vehicles.
Pietro Borgo: “This contract demonstrates our strong worldwide relationship with our shareholder and technology provider MAN. Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles prides itself on being a dependable supplier of an outstanding vehicles system and providing reliable customer support.”
Mr Rendall Seymore, President of all Penske Operations in Australia and New Zealand underlined the importance of this partnership.
“MAN Trucks are renowned for their durability and Penske Commercial Vehicles is honoured to partner with Rheinmetall MAN Military in the supply to the Australian Defence Force” said Mr Randall Seymore.
The Penske Commercial Vehicles group, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, is the exclusive importer and distributor of Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck and Bus and Dennis Eagle for Australia and New Zealand.
With a network of 65 dealers across Australia and 16 dealers across New Zealand, Penske Commercial Vehicles provides full authorised parts, service and warranty functions for the three brands. The group also has dealer representation in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Indonesia.
RMMV is the Rheinmetall Group’s centre of excellence for military logistic and tactical wheeled vehicles. RMMVA has over 70 staff at four locations in Australia and New Zealand delivering services from sales to project management, engineering to systems integration, through life support, repair and maintenance as well as spares management.
Rheinmetall is one of the world’s leading suppliers of defence technology, including wheeled and tracked military vehicles, weapons, ammunition, simulation solutions, command and control technology, force protection systems and sensor technology. Rheinmetall is represented in Australia by its regional hub Rheinmetall Defence Australia.