Broshuis scores large order for US defence

From the June 2019 issue.

US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has selected Broshuis for the delivery of trailers for the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET).

The assignment, 170 pieces of PL2 pendular semi low loaders with eight-axle lines, is in collaboration with Oshkosh Defense. In addition to the delivery of the trailers, the contract also includes service and support for the coming years. The total order value is more than €50 million and is the largest ever in Europe, in the area of ​​heavy transport trailers. Delivery will take place in the coming years.

After a tendering round with several candidates, an order followed for the delivery of three prototypes, which were extensively tested by US defence for four months. The Kampen family owned business succeeded in the extensive trials and won the contract.

Broshuis has invested heavily in new production facilities in recent years, which means that this large order can be built entirely in-house in Kampen. Because of this expansion, there is sufficient capacity for this large project together with the recently acquired Danish Defense Order. The capacity for commercial orders has also been increased by 25 per cent.

This assignment is a huge step for the company, due to the large number of PL2 pendulum axles (2,720). Broshuis claims to be a market leader in pendular axle trailers

January this year, Global Trailer investigated Broshuis' latest in-house development, Broshuis Production Parts.

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