Australian manufacturing company Cablex has signed an agreement with Rheinmetall Defence Australia to provide power distribution boxes for more than 400 Boxer 8×8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle for the German Bundeswehr.
The contract is the second for Cablex after it signed a contract in 2017 for the manufacture and supply of electrical wiring harnesses for Lithuania’s Boxer IFVs.
“Cablex has demonstrated how Australian manufacturing capability can open up new and exciting opportunities for local SMEs in offshore markets under our Global Supply Chain agreement,” Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart said in a statement.
“This comes at a critical time for many Australian companies seeking new markets, and Rheinmetall’s worldwide leadership in the military vehicles sector will provide a new pathway to global markets.”
Cablex Founder and CEO Michael Zimmer said these contracts were a result of the good relationship between the two companies and represented a major milestone for Cablex in its push into the European market.
“We have an excellent relationship with Rheinmetall and I am delighted that the work we have done so far on the Boxer in Germany and Lithuania has resulted in a greater role for us going forward,” he said.
“Cablex is a global specialist in our field we look forward to further increasing our presence both in Australia and around the world,”
Rheinmetall’s CRV is one of two contenders for Australia’s LAND400 Phase 2 requirement.