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FAUN Trackway Lands New Order from Denmark

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Press release date: May 9, 2014

ANGLESEY, Wales — FAUN Trackway has secured a significant order from the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) for its portable roadway systems.

Denmark is the first country to place an order for a number of FAUN Trackway's latest product, the Medium Ground Mobility System - Beam Dispenser LITE (MGMS-BD LITE).

The MGMS-BD LITE was developed following extensive consultations with the Danish armed forces, who specified that they required an adaptable product that would be compatible with the existing roadway systems it held in its inventory.

MGMS-BD LITE can be fitted to a wide range of front-end loader vehicles to facilitate the rapid deployment and collection of MLC 30 Trackway which is capable of withstanding loads of up to 30 tonnes. The Trackway is used to help vehicles traverse difficult terrain, and is particularly suitable for beach landings.

For armed forces whose operations take them into constricted spaces, FAUN Trackway has also developed the MGMS-BD. This system features a 180 rotating head, allowing the plant to fit through smaller gaps to further aid manoeuvrability.

As well as the MGMS-BD LITE, DALO's order includes FAUN Trackway's Heavy Ground Mobility System (HGMS) and Spoolracks.

Fitting to the chassis of a vehicle, the HGMS can dispense (Military Load Classification) MLC 70 Trackway via a hydraulic spool. A length of roadway can be deployed by two men in six minutes. Each Spoolrack is used to store and transport additional lengths of Trackway, which can then be easily transferred to the Trackracks ready for deployment through an easy-to-use spool-to-spool system.

Chris Kendall, Director at FAUN Trackway, said: "This contract with DALO is an excellent example of FAUN Trackway collaborating with its partners to create added value. Our conversations with DALO identified that they needed a single system that could be adapted to deploy Trackway already held in stock - a brief that FAUN's team of talented engineers was expertly able to meet with the creation of the MGMS-BD LITE.

"With an ongoing squeeze on defence budgets, the MGMS-BD LITE's flexibility, light weight, and competitive cost make it a compelling option. We're also anticipating demand in the civilian markets from utilities, construction and mining, as a competitively-priced way of laying temporary matting that will level and protect the ground below."

A spokesperson from DALO, added: "We were impressed by the manner in which FAUN Trackway approached our initial brief, and the ease and speed in which the team went from concept to design to fully-functioning prototype. We are confident that with this order we will significantly enhance our capabilities in difficult environments."


CONTACT: Ricky Ambury, T. 0161 235 0304 , E. ; Gemma Ellis, T. 0117 9117 105, E.

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