MTL Advanced is pleased to announce it has received its largest order to date for supply of armoured cabs to UAE armoured vehicle manufacturer NIMR Automotive.
MTL Advanced, part of the WEC Group is currently supplying armoured cabs for NIMR and this new contract reflects the quality and delivery performance achieved to date on the existing project With supply commencing in 2016 the new contract will run for 18 months and utilise MTL Advanced state-of-the-art factory. The cabs will be manufactured using dedicated 6 axis twin robot welding systems, complete with glass and a weapon mount system, before being painted in its new paint facility.
Karl Stewart, Commercial Director says the new contract confirms MTL Advanced as a leading manufacturing partner to global defence equipment suppliers.
“We are delighted to work with NIMR on this major project which demonstrates the strong partnership between the two companies and highlights NIMR’s role in supporting economic growth of SMEs in the UK.”MTL Advanced export sales are growing rapidly as it builds on its reputation for contract manufacturing in the defence sector. Stewart continues: ”Our exports continue to grow and we are now exporting to five continents. We have an impressive facility that is ideal for contract manufacturing high volume quality products. Our defence division also offers design optimisation and vehicle survivability solutions.”
The end of 2015 brings an £8m investment scheme to MTL Advanced starting with the purchase of its 13 hectare facility. A new state-of-the art 6m x 2.5m Trumpf laser with an automated handling system will also be installed and ready for use in January 2016, alongside a shot blast and wet paint facility that will follow in March.
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