In order to better serve its partners, starting with the French Army, currently committed in foreign as well as domestic operations, ARQUUS is partially restarting its production activities as soon as this week. The set up will be conducted gradually on all of the four industrial plants, with a priority for all essential programs.
At the beginning of this week, the production activities linked to the EBMR (Engin Blindé Multi-Rôle) GRIFFON were thus the first to restart.
In Marolles-en-Hurepoix, the manufacturing of mechanical parts restarts, in close connection with the Limoges plant, which will resume the preparation of complete mobility kits for GRIFFON vehicles. The VBMR GRIFFON combat vehicle, as well as the EBRC JAGUAR combat vehicle, is designed and produced by a Temporary Grouping of Companies formed by ARQUUS, Nexter and Thales.
Meanwhile, the finishing and delivery activities restart in Saint-Nazaire for the tactical and versatile VT4 vehicles for the Army. This reopening should allow for the delivery of more than a hundred more VT4 vehicles to the armies. The vehicles should reinforce the equipment committed in the framework of operations Sentinelle and Resilience on national soil. In Garchizy, the renovation of the Army’s Véhicules de l’Avant Blindés (VAB) also restarts, allowing for heavy maintenance activities.
These different reopenings are conducted with the utmost respect for the health recommendations against COVID-19. The organization of all production plants has been thoroughly changed in order to protect all the company’s employees.
These protection measures, implemented in close links with ARQUUS’ partners and approved by the authorities, notably include the use of individual protection equipment, the limitation of groupings, the implementation of precautionary measures, and a follow-up on their implementation.
All other activities will restart progressively, as all the company’s capabilities power up. This step up will be conducted in close links with all ARQUUS’ partners, thus allowing for a restart of all the company’s suppliers, and of a part of the Land Defense Technological and Industrial Base.
ARQUUS is a French Defense company, leader of land mobility solutions. Historical partner of the armies, Arquus has more than 25,000 vehicles currently in service in the French Army. Arquus takes part in the VBMR GRIFFON and EBRC JAGUAR programs, which are the new generation of the French Army’s combat vehicles, in the framework of a Temporary Grouping of Companies.
Arquus is notably in charge of designing and delivering the drivelines and the self-defense weapon systems for these two vehicles. Arquus also takes charge of all the logistics for the spare parts and organs of the VBMR and EBRC vehicles, thanks to its new logistics facility in Garchizy.
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