Rheinmetall has confirmed that the Queensland operations of Victorian steel fabricator Hilton Manufacturing have been selected to supply parts for the Rheinmetall MAN range of high mobility logistics trucks as part of the Land 121 Phase 3B/5B program.
Hilton is one of a growing cohort of SMEs supplying components and parts to Rheinmetall for more than 2500 protected and unprotected military logistic trucks and modules to the Army. To date, the company has secured over $7 million of contracts for the program.
The Commonwealth last year contracted Rheinmetall to deliver another 1044 high mobility logistics vehicles, 883 trailers and 748 modules to the Army under Land 121 Phase 3B/5B.
Under the new contract, Hilton will supply a range of fabricated steel parts and products for each vehicle. The value of the contract is more than $2 million.
Rheinmetall and Hilton announced the new contract at a signing ceremony held at Hilton’s Queensland manufacturing site, at Wacol in Brisbane’s south west.
“This contract underscores the continued standards of excellence at Hilton and its focus on working side by side with Rheinmetall,” Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart said.
Hilton Managing Director Todd Hartley said the work carried out by the company’s 230 employees was growing in regard within Defence circles following the contracts secured with Rheinmetall.