466 tank transporters for the US army
Last week, the US Department of Defense signed a contract for 466 tank transporters from Broshuis B.V. The family-owned company, located in Kampen, The Netherlands, will deliver the 466 Enhanced Heavy Equipment Transporter System (EHET) trailers over the next five years. The trailers are 8-axle PL2 pendulum axle semi low loaders for transporting tanks and other heavy equipment. The contract has a value of USD 263.2 million. Broshuis B.V. will execute the contract in collaboration with its US partner Oshkosh Defense.
Following on the previously delivered 170 Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) trailers, the US army has once again chosen to order trailers from Broshuis B.V. The tender process for the EHET began back in 2018, even before the HET order was awarded. The US army was looking for a solution to transport tanks and other heavy equipment. During the testing of the Broshuis HET trailer prototypes, the load capacity was found to meet the higher requirements of the EHET programme. These test results, the high product quality and the services provided made the US army decide to choose Broshuis and Oshkosh again.
The order consists of the delivery of 8-axle PL2 pendulum axle semi low loaders. The technologies developed in-house and extensively tested by the military are of high quality. This also allows the company to provide all its civilian customers with the latest developments and highest quality requirements. The 466 tank transporters will be delivered over the next five years. They will be built in the special defence production line, apart from the civilian production lines. For this purpose, Broshuis B.V. has heavily invested in and expanded its production capacity in recent years.
"This new order confirms for us that the investment in quality and additional functionality is appreciated by the US army. In recent years, we have also been able to provide many civilian customers with this PL2 technology. We are proud of our organisation and the confidence of our customers." says Pieter-Bas Broshuis, owner and CEO of Broshuis B.V.
About Broshuis B.V.
Broshuis B.V. is a Dutch family-owned company and one of the largest producers of trailers for special transport in Europe. Founded in 1885, Broshuis B.V. is known in the market for its focus on innovation, quality and safety. Broshuis B.V. supplies high-quality low loaders, semi low loaders, flat trailers and container chassis for long-term transport solutions. They supply transport equipment used in agriculture, construction, infrastructure, wind energy, defence and container transport. All products are produced in Kampen, The Netherlands on their own 100,000 m2 production site.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a global leader in the design, production and sustainment of best-in-class military vehicles, technology solutions and mobility systems. Oshkosh develops and applies emerging technologies that advance safety and mission success. Setting the industry standard for sustaining fleet readiness, Oshkosh ensures every solution is supported worldwide throughout its entire life cycle.
Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
Learn more about Oshkosh Defense at www.oshkoshdefense.com.