Texelis, Advanced Armoured Engineering Announce Strategic MoU on the Eve of WDS

31.01.2024 Asia
Texelis, Advanced Armoured Engineering Announce Strategic MoU on the Eve of WDS

Texelis, Advanced Armoured Engineering Announce Strategic MoU on the Eve of WDS

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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 4x4 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”.

Texelis is a leader in the design and manufacture of axles, drivelines and complete mobility solutions for 4×4, 6x6 and 8×8 military vehicles. In 2018, the DGA has entrusted the development and implementation contract for Light VBMR to Nexter and Texelis. The Light VBMR fulfils the light vehicle component of France’s “SCORPION” programme.

Texelis is responsible for delivering the full vehicle driveline for integration with the systems produced by Nexter for Serval. This solution has been designed to maximise mobility for the extremely demanding and restrictive environment in which the French Army’s vehicle fleet operates in today’s battlefield, delivering advanced protection, and enhanced strategic and tactical mobility.

Texelis supports both manufacturers and operators throughout the product lifecycle, from initial design through renewal. Permanent attention is paid to the technical, robustness and adaptability to always meet the end-users needs and requirements. By expanding its offer developing chassis and mobility kits for armoured vehicles Texelis is proving all its know-how and technology and is positioning itself as the mobility partner of armoured vehicles of today and tomorrow.

A dual company, Texelis is also a key player in the development, design and manufacture of the current and future generations of mobility systems for railway mobility.

Texelis is expanding its offering to include chassis and mobility kits for monocoque vehicles, demonstrating its expertise and technology, and positioning itself as the mobility partner for armoured vehicles, today and tomorrow.



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