Oshkosh Corporation Surpasses 1,000 Vehicles a Month; Again Delivers Ahead of Schedule
OSHKOSH, WI - December 22, 2009: Oshkosh Corporation announced today that it has reached a milestone production rate for the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) of 1,000 vehicles per month on December 18. The production for December is the sixth consecutive month Oshkosh exceeded delivery requirements. Since being awarded the contract on June 30, 2009, Oshkosh has been steadily ramping up production, and will continue at this rate of 1,000 vehicles per month through May 2010 to deliver the 6,619 vehicles currently under contract.
“Our employee gave a great effort to meet the aggressive production timeline for these urgently needed vehicles. These M-ATVs will help improve the safety and mobility of our soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan”
“Our employee gave a great effort to meet the aggressive production timeline for these urgently needed vehicles. These M-ATVs will help improve the safety and mobility of our soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “Staying on or ahead of our delivery schedule goes beyond the M-ATV program. It is a core value with every order we receive and every high-quality vehicle we produce here at Oshkosh.”
Oshkosh reached the milestone by using production capacity at existing manufacturing facilities in Oshkosh, Wis. and McConnellsburg, Pa. These and other Oshkosh Corporation manufacturing facilities have available production capacity for all current and pending military vehicle programs, including the M-ATV and the U.S. Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) program, as well as any surges in production. Oshkosh uses an integrated assembly line to simultaneously produce as many as 10 vehicle models with 29 variations at its facilities.
In addition to exceeding the M-ATV’s production requirements, Oshkosh has received orders to send its fully trained field service representatives (FSR) to Afghanistan and supply spare-parts kits to provide the full spectrum of life-cycle support that will help sustain the M-ATV program. Oshkosh has the experience and infrastructure in place in the theater of operation to provide the required level of support, from parts supply to remanufacturing.
Oshkosh Defense has teamed with Plasan North America to provide an advanced armor solution for the M-ATV. Plasan also developed the armor system used on more than 5,000 legacy MRAPs and thousands of Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) Armored Cabs already in theater.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.