Centigon France to supply 185 armoured cabins for Dutch Army trucks

20 April 2018 (Last Updated April 20th, 2018 12:41)

Centigon France has secured a contract from Swedish manufacturing company Scania to build 185 armoured driver cabins for trucks for the Netherlands Armed Forces, with an option for 400 additional units.

Centigon France has secured a contract from Swedish manufacturing company Scania to build 185 armoured driver cabins for trucks for the Netherlands Armed Forces, with an option for 400 additional units.

Scania previously won an international tender contracting the company to manufacture more than 2,000 trucks for the Netherlands Ministry of Defence’s Defence Materiel Organisation.

Armoured cabins will be manufactured by Centigon to withstand the various threats that drivers can encounter during missions.

“Armoured cabins will be manufactured by Centigon to withstand the various threats that drivers can encounter during missions.”

Centigon France chief executive officer Franck Baucher said: “It is the know-how of all the Centigon teams that is recognised, from the design office to the welders through the ballistic experts, not to mention the sales team.

“The partnership with Scania is a true win-win relationship and we are confident that other armies will follow soon.”

Under the current ten-year framework contract, the company will also be responsible for providing a wide range of support services, including integrated logistics (ILS), maintenance and repair (MCO), spare parts provisioning, and training.

Centigon is a major provider of civil and military armoured vehicles and has worked in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It is a sister company of the Centigon Security Group.

For more than 60 years, the company has focused on designing and manufacturing armour conversion services for both military and civil applications.

In November, Centigon France was selected by Scania to provide armoured driver cabins for the trucks used by the Danish Armed Forces.