Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Aussie engineering in export deal with Malaysian Armed Forces

volvo group fmx source volvo group

Volvo Group Australia has dispatched a shipment of specialised military vehicles to Malaysia, launching what it hopes will be a new export initiative for the company, for Queensland and for Australia.

Volvo Group Australia has dispatched a shipment of specialised military vehicles to Malaysia, launching what it hopes will be a new export initiative for the company, for Queensland and for Australia.

In a world-first export deal for Volvo in Australia, the team at the company’s headquarters in Wacol, Brisbane, took two years to plan and adapt the two civilian Volvo FMX trucks to meet the highly specific requirements of military heavy recovery vehicles.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Vice president of state and federal sales at Volvo Group Australia, Jon Mclean, described the export as significant for Australian engineering and manufacturing, with the potential to be just the start of a new line of defence exports for Australia.

"These vehicles are like nothing ever before produced here in Australia," Mclean said.

Designed to operate off-road in demanding operational conditions, they can lift and tow the full range of military vehicles weighing up to 30 tonnes.

SPONSORED CONTENT

 

Mclean and his team recently put the vehicles through their paces at testing facilities in Brisbane, before preparing them for shipping to Malaysia.

"Volvo has a reputation in the truck industry around the world for its stringent testing, and I’m pleased to say these vehicles more than met these standards," Mclean explained. 

Volvo Group Australia is strategically placed to support the Commonwealth government’s Defence Export Strategy, which aims to position Australia as one of the world’s top 10 defence exporters by 2028.

Currently, Australia’s defence exports total between $1.5 billion and $2.5 billion annually.

Mclean said, "The government’s strategy identifies four priority market groups for defence exports and we are well-positioned to contribute to this growth, particularly in the Pacific region."

The Volvo FMX is designed to be the ultimate truck for rough terrain. Its chassis has been designed to withstand the most demanding of driving conditions. And it’s been built to carry the heaviest loads. The robustness of the Volvo FMX makes military logistics assignments easier, safer and more resource- and cost-effective. It’s easily adapted to suit an individual mission’s requirements, and laden with innovative features.

Volvo Group Australia is responsible for Mack, Renault, UD and Volvo truck brands within Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and the south Pacific islands.

Aussie engineering in export deal with Malaysian Armed Forces
Volvo-Group-FMX-Source-Volvo-Group.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

more from defence connect

07:57
DST, ONI to award grants for artificial intelligence solutions
Defence is building on a recent push towards artificial intelligence technologies, calling for AI s...
07:58
Chief Defence Scientist identifies ‘bold new vision’ for Defence R&D
Chief Defence Scientist Professor Tanya Monro has used the 10th annual Ralph Slatyer Address at the ...
07:59
Ensuring SEA 5000 remains on track amid COVID-19
Defence is working to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the $35 billion SEA 5000 Hunter Class progr...
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network