Electro-Mechanical Assemblies – Renvale Awarded c.£10m Boxer MIV Supplier Contract

Feb 29, 2024 | 0 comments

RBSL and RLS award c.£10m Boxer MIV land vehicle electro-mechanical assemblies contract to Renvale Ltd

The overall £2.3bn Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) contract was announced in November 2019 between the UK MOD and ARTEC – a joint venture between RLS, Rheinmetall Defence Nederland B.V, and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. The contract will deliver over 500 Boxer vehicles to the British Army.

Vehicle production is subcontracted equally between RBSL and WFEL. The companies will undertake the fabrication of the armoured vehicle structures together with the assembly, integration and test of the complete vehicles at their respective facilities in Telford and Stockport, with support from the UK supply chain.

Senior Renvale management team with RBSL and Rheinmetall at the DSEI show
Anthony Moss, Renvale COO proudly displaying the signed contract from RBSL and Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and Rheinmetall Landsystems (RLS) have jointly awarded a contract worth c.£10m to Renvale Ltd to supply CAN-Node Electro-mechanical Boxes for the British Army’s new Boxer vehicles.

As part of the UK MOD’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme, Renvale will be sourcing materials, including sub-assemblies, and managing the supply chain to enable extensive assembly and inspection of CAN-Node Boxes for the Boxer vehicles over the next 10 years.

The work for Boxer will be completed at Renvale’s HQ in Eye, Suffolk, which employs 48 personnel, made up of highly skilled engineers and technicians, quality assurance, support personnel and a dedicated hands-on management team. The contract will provide further growth, creating up to 15 new positions, including up to 12 apprentices and additional support team who will be recruited locally and receive intensive training within the company.

A major land vehicle electro-mechanical assemblies contract in the UK defence sector.

This is for Renvale a major electro-mechanical assemblies contract in the UK defence sector. With other associated contracts being discussed and in the pipeline, the guarantee of orders over a 10 year duration not only secures new positions of employment for the UK manufacturing community, but enables further expansion on Renvale’s 5 acre Technology Park.

Anthony Moss, COO at Renvale Group said:

“From being an SME designing and manufacturing advanced electrical and electro-mechanical assemblies, we set our sights and objectives on applying our advanced capabilities on diversification in to other sectors. Working closely with our strategic partners Ray Service for support with supply chain and technology transfer on this specific project, we have been on an exciting 5-year journey to reach this position. This formal award is a real milestone for our team and one we are immensely proud of. We are super excited about the future and where our collaborations and connections will take us. Our key contacts at RBSL have been and continue to be a pleasure to partner and work with – relationships are everything to us. Long may these continue to grow and prosper”.

The MIV programme aims to support and enhance the UK supply chain. As such, RBSL and RLS are part of a MIV Joint Procurement Team, which has engaged suppliers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and continue to award a series of supplier contracts for the MIV programme.

British Army's new Boxer MIV being displayed at RBSL's facility
Renvale's £10 million pound contract being finalised for wiring harness manufacture on the Boxer MIV