UK high-mobility vehicle specialist Supacat is in exclusive discussions with TINEX with a view to appointing TINEX as Preferred Partner to provide primary support for Supacat’s industrial supplier co-operation requirements in Norway. Last year Supacat signed a £23 million contract with The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) for a new fleet of Supacat HMT Extenda vehicles.
The agreed intention is that TINEX, an Oslo–based full-service engineering company, which specialises in representing international companies in Defence and Security, would be the single point of contact for Supacat in Norway in supporting the programme. TINEX would also be responsible for integrating a number of systems onto the rolling chassis, which will be built by Supacat at its Devon, UK, facility. The first production vehicle will be delivered in late 2016 followed by the full fleet delivery from 2017 to 2019.
This builds on Supacat and TINEX’s existing two-year relationship, in which TINEX has fulfilled work packages for Supacat and has also been appointed as the Scandinavian marketing agent for the SMV24 multi-purpose vessel of Supacat’s sister company, SC Innovation.