Horstman Group, a company of the RENK Group, is delighted to announce that it has won a multi-million pound refurbishment and upgrade contract. Horstman has been awarded a new contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the refurbishment and upgrade of Hydrogas® to a 3rd generation suspension unit for main battle tank, recovery and engineering variants as part of the Heavy Armour Automotive Improvement Programme (HAAIP). Feeding into the new Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank, this award follows many years of production and support to the British Army’s armour fleet including Warrior, AS90, Terrier and the design of the original Challenger Hydrogas®.
Steve Pursey, Integrated Technical Services team lead said, “Great news for the team as we have worked hard for many years supporting the British Army and the development of this latest generation suspension upgrade for Challenger.”
“This was a very competitive contract to win and we are excited that we were able to secure it.” says Ian Pain, CEO Horstman Group.” This is testament to the engineering, project and delivery teams who have worked hard through difficult times to prove the HAAIP concept and win this new work.”
This multi-million pound contract maintains our long heritage of providing combat mobility solutions in support of the British Army and clearly demonstrates our excellent relationship and proven quality as a global supplier. Horstman are proud of our decades’ long relationship in support of the Challenger fleet of vehicles and as part of the RENK Group we look forward to supporting the UK MOD into the future. Horstman has been headquartered in Bath since 1913, with business units in the UK, the US and Canada. It delivers mobility solutions for the global wheeled and armoured markets’ hardest challenges.
Horstman – a company of the RENK Group – provides world leading design and manufacturing capabilities, with our customers benefiting from our time-tested pedigree in innovation, product development, manufacture and defence project management in heavy armoured and tracked vehicle suspension systems. Horstman designed and manufactured products have been integrated for many years throughout multiple, battle proven, British Army platforms and for customers globally. Headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, RENK Group is a globally leading manufacturer of high-quality transmissions, engines, hybrid drive systems, suspension systems, slide bearings, couplings and test systems.