21 Nov RPC SIGNS EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT WITH MECPROTEC OY FINLAND 20/11/2017
RPC Technologies has signed an agreement for the exclusive licence to manufacture, market, deliver and maintain Mecprotec Oy products in the Australasia region. Mecprotec Oy is a Finish engineering company specialising in the design of defence, commercial and industrial related mechanical handling equipment applications, toolmaking, documentation and manufacturing, with a successful track record in supplying to the Finish Defence Force and Cargotec.
The initial project undertaken under the agreement, on behalf of the Australian Department of Defence, is for the Land 121 Phase MH3B project in contract with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMVA). RPC manufactured the prototype of the new Bridge Boat Interface (BBI) Module, and following the successful testing and approval of the prototype, 25 units are now being manufactured in the Seven Hills, Sydney facility. To date, seven units have been delivered with the works to be completed in 2019.
Designed and engineered by Mecprotec Oy in collaboration with RPC, the new BBI’s are capable of being adapted to a range of military transporters and will be used to launch and/or recover floating bridges and Bridge Erection Boats (BEB) currently utilised by Defence forces around the world where Floating Support Bridge (FSB) and Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) technology is deployed.
The collaboration of Metropec Oy and RPC in the successful design and manufacture of the BBI is a shining example of engineering innovation and manufacturing excellence on a global level. “RPC continues to create significant partnerships with the international defence and infrastructure community that are in turn creating important and ongoing jobs for Australian manufacturing,” said Tony Caristo, RPC Managing Director.