Fassi Gru partnering with Scania for maxi supply to the Dutch army
3 February 2019
Fassi Gru is a partner in the Gryphus project for the supply of 2,037 Scania trucks to the Dutch army. A number of these vehicles will be set up with 8 tm to 17 tm capacity Fassi cranes.
Delivery of the first military vehicles, known as the Scania Gryphus, took place officially in mid-December 2018 at the Scania plant in Zwolle, in the Netherlands, in the presence of the Dutch and Swedish defence ministers, senior military officers and representatives of external suppliers, including Fassi Gru. As part of this order, over the next three years over 2,000 trucks will be delivered to the Dutch army, 2,037 to be precise, some of which will be fitted with Fassi cranes with lifting capacities ranging from 8 tm to 17 tm.
The supply guarantees the Dutch army access to a modern, reliable and comfortable vehicle, which also stands out in terms of its environmental sustainability. The order includes vehicles with two, three and four axles with four-wheel drive, and 185 vehicles with armoured cabins are also planned. Both the production of the chassis and the assembly of the specific equipment takes place at the Scania Production plant in Zwolle.
The new Scania Gryphus will gradually replace the existing fleet, with deliveries continuing until 2022. The first vehicles delivered will allow drivers to receive intensive training at the Defence school in Oirschot. The Scania Driver Services trainers have already set up a programme in close collaboration with the Ministry of Defence in order to train drivers in a more efficient driving style to reduce environmental emissions.
“Fassi Gru is an integral part of the Gryphus project with the supply of the F175ADMO and F85BDMO cranes,” explains Emilio Bertazzi, Head of Global Sales at Fassi Gru S.p.A. “Fassi Gru has also been selected by Scania for the supply of Fassi cranes. In addition to having gained the trust of one of the leading industrial vehicle manufacturers worldwide, it is important for Fassi Gru to be an integral part of a new concept of logistics in the military, setting a future standard for all NATO defence forces. Fassi expertise and skills were a key factor in meeting the requirements of Scania and the Dutch army, and the appreciation expressed by the management of the Swedish company is a testament to the commitment of all the Fassi Gru staff.”
Source: Fassi Gru S.p.A