► Land Mobility Expert, Texelis, and protection specialist Advanced Armoured Engineering announce a strategic Memorandum of Understanding

30 January 2024 – On the eve of World Defense Show 2024 in Riyadh, Texelis and Advanced Armoured Engineering (AAE) have officially announced a new partnership to collaborate on developing new land Defense solutions for their customers.

Texelis is a provider of mobility solutions for military and heavy-duty vehicles. It has been supplying mechanical parts such as axles for decades, for the French Army, its main client, as well as for export markets. In 2017, Texelis scored a contract to supply the French Army with 4×4 armoured vehicles in partnership with Nexter.

Building on that success, Texelis is now offering full mobility solutions for OEMs and other actors looking to develop new vehicles or associated services in the 12-18t range. Launched under the name CELERIS, this offer combines already developed and qualified hardware and software kits, as well as full support and documentation to develop a full new vehicle based on the CELERIS mobility platform, conduct all necessary adaptations, and support it throughout its life cycle.

Texelis’ CELERIS offer is a great alternative for customers looking for high-performance mobility, which commercial chassis cannot offer, without the hassle, expense and delays of developing an in-house solution.

Looking forward to expanding that offer, and to better serve its customers and partners, Texelis aims at better understanding the technical intricacies of adapting and integrating different protection solutions.

Advanced Armour Engineering (AAE) is a provider of armoured steel-based survivability solutions for heavy military vehicles that they sell to the international vehicle OEM community, and which are complementary to Texelis’ mobility platform solution.

Through the new partnership with AAE, Texelis will benefit from AAE’s expertise and insight, and will work on interfacing AAE’s armoured solutions on Texelis’ platforms, thus developing new processes and offers.

Texelis’ and AAE’s solutions combined can offer a great opportunity for new or current manufacturers to create new ranges and develop new vehicles from scratch in record time.

Abdon Castro, Commercial Director of AAE commented: “This strategic partnership with Texelis provides to manufacturers of military vehicles a great opportunity to seamlessly integrate an all-rounded proven mobility platform in use by European armed forces with our solutions that are designed to use high-grade and latest generations of armour steel to jointly address the dynamic needs of end users while developing advanced solutions for heavy military vehicles”

Sébastien Guillon, Sales Director for Texelis, added : “Texelis truly believes in partnerships. One never achieves anything great alone, which we demonstrated with the fantastic team we put together to create CELERIS. We wanted a trusted partner to further develop our solution, and this is exactly what we found at AAE. Working with AAE will help us getting access to zones where they are well

established, such as the Middle East. We will also be cooperating through joint promotion and future product development for added value for our customers and partners”.