Holmwood Highgate, a Queensland-based bulk liquid storage manufacturer, has signed a $30 million contract with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles to deliver fuel and water modules that will be fitted to Defence’s fleet of logistics trucks.

Holmwood Highgate has previously secured more than $108 million worth of work supporting Phase 3B of Defence’s Land 121 program.

The new contract would support new modules for additional trucks being delivered under Land 121 Phase 5B.

“The acquisition of more trucks by Defence is creating many opportunities for Australian businesses,” Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said.

“Critically, this new $30 million contract with Holmwood Highgate will mean ongoing work for the company’s 150 employees who are based in Queensland.

“These trucks have proven highly capable in their short service-life to date, and given Holmwood’s continued delivery of high-quality products, the company has been contracted to supply additional fuel and water modules for the tanker variant.

Member for Forde Bert van Manen said Holmwood Highgate had grown from a simple operation on the outskirts of Brisbane in the 1950s to a globally recognised name in bulk liquid tankers.

“Holmwood Highgate employs a diverse range of highly skilled tradespeople, ranging from aluminium welders, boilermakers and fitter welders to spray painters, mechanics and auto electricians,” van Manen said.

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