Defence producer Horstman UK, which relies in Bathtub, has received a £12 million contract to offer a fancy gearbox for the British Military’s Boxer infantry car programme.
This award, which is for the UK and future exports, continues the corporate’s heritage of offering fight mobility options in assist of British and allied forces
Horstman is a part of RENK group, a German headquartered multi-national firm, have invested considerably within the UK with the acquisition of Horstman in 2019. RENK have supported our continued development with latest investments and enhancements in our equipment and an expanded apprenticeship programme.
Whereas Horstman is thought for its armoured car suspension programs, this Boxer award re-kindles a major historical past in producing gearboxes in Bathtub for battle tank turrets, tactical 4×4’s and fight engineering automobiles.
Notably, RENK has made all manufacturing Angular Gearboxes for the Boxer thus far and as a father or mother firm, RENK is absolutely supportive of all required technical assist and funding into Horstman to make sure that the equivalent product is constructed within the UK at Horstman’s premises in Bathtub, following equivalent processes and procedures.
RENK Check Methods are delivering the top of line check gear to Horstman for the Boxer mission. This low threat strategy is coupled with Horstman’s AS9100 degree high quality accreditation.
Horstman’s provide chain and buyer base is effectively established and skilled throughout a number of international locations and automobiles, from Canada to Europe to Australia and the whole lot in between.
In addition to strengthening the corporate’s ongoing European collaborations, this award and anticipated follow-on work on the UK Boxer gearbox programme will create or maintain as much as 20 expert roles throughout Horstman and the broader UK provide chain. In Bathtub specifically Horstman will develop our inspection, meeting, check and paint groups.
Horstman already efficiently provides the suspension for the German Puma infantry preventing car, so it has established relationships with KMW and Rheinmetall engineering and supply groups.