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Quickstep Welcomes Australian Government’s Contract Award to Thales Australia

06 October 2015

Quickstep Holdings welcomed the Australian government's decision to award Thales Australia (Thales) a $1.5 billion supply contract to build the next generation of armoured vehicles for the Australian Defence Force.

Quickstep says they have signed a letter of intent (LOI) with defence contractor, Thales Australia, confirming Quickstep's selection as exclusive supplier of the bonnet, side skirts and mud guards for Hawkei vehicles. This represents the first automotive project that will use Quickstep's innovative Qure and Resin Spray Transfer (RST) technologies, enhancing their credentials in delivering industry disruptive manufacturing processes for the automotive and aerospace industries. Quickstep is planning to undertake the production of the Hawkei parts at their new automotive facility in Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia.

Quickstep's CEO and Managing Director Mr David Marino commented, "We are delighted that Thales Australia has secured the Hawkei project, and look forward to working with them on the next generation of our nation's land forces."

Besides the Hawkei project, Quickstep has an agreement to supply carbon fibre composite parts to an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) beginning in early 2016. The company says they are also progressing discussions with a number of other vehicle producers regarding utilising its advanced composites capabilities to manufacture automotive components and assemblies.





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