Jankel partners with IDES to deliver defence sector capability to Australia
Jankel, a global company and world-leader in the design and manufacture of high-specification defence, security and NGO protection systems, has announced a new partnership with the Australian company Integrated Design & Engineering Solutions (IDES). The partnership aims to deepen and expand Jankel’s successful engagement within Australia that reaches back nearly 20 years.
Jankel first entered the Australian market in 2003 with sales of Civilian Armoured Vehicles (CAVs) based on the award-winning Toyota chassis. Since then, Jankel has delivered a wide range of projects for multiple customers including the Australian MoD’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) and, formerly, the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO). In addition, Jankel is a key supplier to a number of other prime contractors and key partners.
The new partnership with IDES seeks to maximise Australian opportunities of mutual benefit, within the defence sector. The teaming of the two companies will be focused on selected current and future major equipment programmes such as, for example, the upcoming Project Greyfin (LAND 1508); a project that will provide the first $500 million of a $3 billion, 20-year investment in equipment for the Australian Special Forces. Project Greyfin is expected to include the procurement of light vehicles of a type that sit directly within Jankel’s proven product and capability offering. The partnership will also consider life support opportunities for previous, current and future equipment.
The partnership capitalises on Jankel’s world-class reputation as a defence engineering and systems specialist providing bespoke conversions, complex integrations, customised support services and advanced technologies across a wide range of vehicles for the military, government agencies and OEMs. IDES are a specialist provider of operationally focused engineering and integration solutions, undertaking design, development, prototyping, evaluation and production of systems integrations kits and turnkey platforms for military, government and corporate customers throughout Australia. Therefore, the partnership is superbly balanced with shared company goals and an ethos of innovation, quality and being customer solution focused - driving mission success.
Stuart Morse, General Manager at IDES said: “IDES is pleased to announce this new partnership and excited to work together with an industry leader in Jankel. IDES’ established expertise, know-how and reach right across Australia, will provide unparalleled support to match the exceptional capabilities of Jankel’s vehicles and systems”. He added: “With the complementary skill sets and objectives that IDES & Jankel share, I am sure that together, we will drive the growth of our user-focused and outcome-driven solutions to Defence here in Australia”.
Andrew Jankel, Chairman at Jankel said: “This is an excellent opportunity for Jankel and IDES to work in partnership to bring our respective capabilities to the Australian defence market. We at Jankel have a long and successful history working in the region, and this partnership will help to deepen and expand that position”. He added: “Working together with IDES we intend to highlight our full range of defence capabilities. Our recently re-shaped specific capability areas include specialist vehicle conversions, advanced technologies and through-life support, combined with our world-renowned protection systems and complex integration solutions. The partnership will also deliver capability on the ground in Australia that will ensure that Jankel can comply with any future Australian Industry Content (AIC) requirements.”