Following the signing on 28 July 2014 of the cooperation contract by the Chairmen of RENAULT TRUCKS Defense and RABA, the first kits have been delivered and the monitoring of the assembly work and the training of our partner’s teams has started with a view to supplying more than 200 fire-fighting vehicles to the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior.
This is a Semi Knocked Down (SKD) process in which RENAULT TRUCKS Defense supplies RABA, a military and special vehicle assembler, with the 4-door 6/7-seat cabs and the MIDLUM chassis, while the axle assemblies are manufactured and installed by RENAULT TRUCKS Defense’s partner on its sites, then the equipment items (tanks, pumps, etc.) are integrated by the local coachbuilder BM Heros.
This 3-year contract will see the delivery of 60 SKD kits between now and the end of 2016.
Today the RENAULT TRUCKS Defense instructor, assembly and Quality teams are monitoring the assembly work and validating the various stages of the process with our partner.
The tests of the first assembled vehicle carried out on RABA’s own proving ground, have given full satisfaction as regards the vehicle’s road handling, stability and manoeuvrability.
An official ceremony for the delivery of the first fully equipped vehicles will be held on 30 September in the presence of Emmanuel LEVACHER, President and CEO of RENAULT TRUCKS Defense, Istvan PINTER, Chairman-CEO of RABA, and high-ranking representatives of the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior.