Brisbane, January 7th, 2021- With a reputation for manufacturing excellence in the automotive industry, Minecorp Australia is extending its capability to support Rheinmetall Defence Australia with local component manufacture for the LYNX KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
Known for taking products from concept through to production, Minecorp’s in-house engineering team is working to assist the LYNX KF41 assembly with a range of critical bracketry and vehicle components as Rheinmetall prepares for the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) trials for the $18.1-27.1 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 program.
Minecorp has always had a keen eye for quality, with a proven track record in vehicle modifications and fabrication services to a wide range of industries including mining, utilities, government and healthcare. A privately-owned company, Minecorp manufactures and distributes products globally and is located in Brisbane, Australia.
General Manager Angus McIntyre said joining Team LYNX for Land 400 Phase 3 was an important step for the company.
“Our manufacturing capability and customer solutions focus are well honed to provide the support required for the Rheinmetall program,” Mr McIntyre said.
“To be part of an extensive local supplier base here in Queensland proves that production in Australia is still strong, and we intend to continue building our expertise in this area. We are extremely proud of our design and manufacturing capability – supporting sovereign capability is a key deliverable for our business.”
Rheinmetall will deliver three LYNX vehicles to compete in RMA trials conducted in Australia from November 2020. The extensive testing regime, considered world leading, will put vehicles through a range of trials including lethality, mobility and blast tests.
If successful, the LYNX fleet will be manufactured in Queensland at Rheinmetall’s new Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence at Redbank south west of Brisbane. The signing of the Hungarian Armed Forces as the first LYNX customer also means Australian SMEs will see future potential export opportunities for Australia.
Minecorp has worked hard over the past five years to learn and understand the nature of the Defence sector and adapt to the specific requirements. Utilising Trumpf CNC equipment and certified welding practices, the business understands time critical production ensuring all components meet the specified end use requirements.
With approximately 50 staff, the company has a passion for quality, innovation and integrity and is committed to ongoing investment to ensure a high-quality logistics supply chain for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
“Our commitment to innovation, expertise, design excellence and supply of quality products enables Minecorp to be a leader in our field,” Mr McIntyre said.
“We very much look forward to strengthening our partnership with RDA and extending our support with the LYNX KF41 program into the future.”
For more information, please contact:
P: 07 3723 1000