2013-02-13 13:18:03 - Company to showcase Terradyne's Gurkha tactical vehicles that successfully participated in 2012 UAE Land Forces Summer Field Trials
February 13, 2013
Bristol Vehicles Manufacturing Division (Bristol VMD), a subsidiary of the Concorde – Corodex Group and M.H. Al Mana Group of Companies (CCG), has revealed its upcoming participation at this year’s edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence, which will be held from February 17 to 21, 2013 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). During the event, Bristol VMD will throw the spotlight on the Gurkha Light Armored Patrol Vehicle (LAPV) and the Gurkha Rapid Patrol Vehicle (RPV), two of the latest tactical vehicle models from its Canadian-based partner, Terradyne Armored Vehicles
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Magna International. The Gurkha LAPV successfully posted excellent performance ratings during its participation at last year’s UAE Land Forces Summer Field Trials. The Terradyne stand will be located at IDEX Stand Number CP-410 - exterior - opposite door F.
Bristol VMD was recently appointed Terradyne’s official UAE agents and is responsible for marketing and supporting the product range within territory. Terradyne is known for its Gurkha range of armored military and law enforcement vehicles that employ the respected and robust Ford F550 chassis and power platform.
"Following the successful participation of our LAPV in the 2012 UAE Land Forces summer field trials, we are delighted to formally introduce the Gurkha range of vehicles to the Middle East region in association with of our UAE partners, Bristol VMD," said Andrew Preston, Director of Marketing, Terradyne. "Gurkha represents automotive industry manufacturing standards and quality combined with established survivability; on-time delivery; dedicated maintenance & support and value for money.”
Bristol VMD was established to help address the Middle East region’s growing demand for world class fully efficient and reliable fire fighting and safety vehicles such as fire trucks and ambulances. The new manufacturing facility measures at 30,000 square meters and specifically caters to addressing the mobile fire fighting and ambulance needs of civil defence, aviation, police, and oil and gas segments. The soft opening of the new division during the third quarter of 2012 has helped position Bristol VMD in a segment that specializes in the manufacture of fire fighting vehicles, ambulances and rapid intervention vehicles.
“We are looking forward to our participation at this year’s IDEX, which has become the most strategically important tri-service exhibition and conference in the world. This exciting five-day event will serve as a strategic platform for us to increase awareness of our newly established Vehicle Manufacturing Division. In addition, we will be promoting Terradyne’s new Gurkha tactical vehicles, the Gurkha LAPV and the Gurkha RPV. Moreover, being a part of IDEX 2013 demonstrates our on going commitment to providing exemplary products and services to a market and country in which we have been operating for the past 39 years," concluded Mahmood Awad, Managing Director, CCG.