Published: January 15, 2024
Public Services and Procurement Canada has named General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-Canada), representing the Power Team, as the preferred bidder for its Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project.
The Power Team, made up of GDLS-Canada, Marshall Land Systems, Mercedes Benz, Soframe and Manac, will provide the replacement for the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) existing fleet of logistics vehicles, which can be used to transfer resources, personnel and military assets during domestic and international operations and training exercises.
With GDLS-Canada serving as prime integrator, Marshall will produce a range of interchangeable containerised mission modules capable of being mounted onto Mercedes-Benz Zetros trucks, which will provide the common vehicle chassis across all configurations.
A contract is anticipated to be awarded in spring 2024, conditional on final government approvals.
“Marshall has operated in Canada for more than 17 years and views Canada as a second home,” said Marshall CEO Kathy Jenkins.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with government and local partners to build capability for Canada in Canada.”
Mission module production will begin this year at Marshall’s new production facility in Moncton, New Brunswick. The 82,000 sq ft (7,600 sq m) site opened its doors last October as part of Marshall’s strategic plan to broaden its global reach and availability to meet the scaling of global customer base.
“For Marshall, delivering LVM will build on our proud heritage of supporting NATO partners through key strategic defence projects,” said Marshall Land Systems Managing Director Gary Moynehan.
“This decision on LVM represents a major milestone for our business, both in the UK and for our growing operations in our second home market of Canada.
“It is a resounding validation of our groupwide targeted investment and local partnership strategy in and beyond North America.”
On a global basis, Marshall Land Systems is also making progress in relocating its UK headquarters to a new 15,000 square metre purpose-built facility at Alconbury Weald, aiming to capitalise on global opportunities for operational and deployable infrastructure. Construction will commence in the first half of 2024, with the start of operations slated for 2025.
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