SA manufacturer to build technology for off-road military vehicles

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (Image: Wikipedia)

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (Image: Wikipedia)

Adelaide-based suspension and technology company Supashock has announced a partnership with international prime Rheinmetall to manufacture innovative technology for its MAN Military Vehicles.

Funded by Rheinmetall, Supashock’s active suspension technology has an intelligent load handling system, which will reportedly increase the capability and safety of RMMV’s military trucks in off-road environments.

Oscar Fiorinotto, managing director of Supashock, said the technology will benefit the Australian economy.

“We are convinced that our partnership with Rheinmetall will underpin our growth and create high technology, enduring jobs in the automotive sector that will deliver performance improvements to our customers and real benefits to the Australian economy,” he said.

Rheinmetall’s investment in Supashock follows an Australian federal government entrepreneurs grant, according to Defence Connect.

“We are strong believers in the technology that Supashock has developed as it will provide a step change in the performance of both our tactical and logistic vehicles,” said Ben Hudson, head of Rheinmetall’s Vehicle Systems Division.

“The investments made by the Australian federal government and Rheinmetall in the development and application of Supashock’s technology are an excellent example of industry and government working together to support Australian companies.

“This partnership will deliver real benefits for the Australian economy through the generation of local jobs, while creating substantial export opportunities for Supashock.”