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4 January, 2012 - 13:17 By News Desk

Marshall targets major Canadian defence deal

Peter Callaghan, chief executive of Marshall Land Systems

Marshall Land Systems in Cambridge UK and Armatec Survivability Corporation are forming a team to bid for a major Canadian defence contract.

The target is a tender for the Special Equipment Vehicle (SEV) Kitting Contract for the Canadian Department of National Defence. It involves provision of 800 defence shelters.

The Canadian-based bid team has been working together for some time and incorporates members of both companies. Access to the wider Marshall Group, including Marshall Aerospace Canada is of particular use in the team’s activities.

A joint supply chain is being established and has provided pricing and assistance to the team in formulating the tender response.

The supply network is based on Armatec’s existing suppliers and MLS’s discussions with potential Canadian based suppliers from all over Canada.

The aim is to provide a tender that stresses the team’s purpose of delivering stores and components to the right place at the right time so that the team can make a best value, on time, delivery to DND of approximately 800 shelters that have to be fitted out as part of any resulting contract the successful bidder will receive.

The shelters are broken down into several distinct module groups depending on their role and requirements.

Speaking in Cambridge, Peter Callaghan, chief executive of Marshall Land Systems, said: “Marshall has a long tradition of involvement in Canada. We are responding to this through Marshall SV, one of the world’s leading shelter suppliers.

“Our bid brings together the best of Canadian and UK attitudes of “it can and will be done!” and Canadian suppliers and skills. Add MLS’ reputation for quality solutions, delivered to time and cost to finding someone with Armatec’s skills, capabilities and extensive facilities to join with has been wonderful.”

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Peter Callaghan

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