Mol Cy and the French group Nexter have signed a cooperation agreement in the framework of the CaMo (Capacité Motorisée) program for the modernization of the Belgian Army’s ground mobility capability.
The agreement between Mol Cy and Nexter, prime contractor in charge of the program, results from the intergovernmental agreement on November 2018 signed between France and Belgium that confirmed their decision to form a long-term strategic partnership in the field of ground mobility.
It covers the vehicle assembly excluding mobility equipment, the versioning, the acceptance tests and the shipment of the Belgian VBMR-Griffon that will be supplied by France to the Belgian Army between 2025 and 2030.
With this agreement Nexter broadens its cooperation with the Belgian industry. Nexter will support Mol Cy and provide it with the necessary data and training for the final assembly of the 382 Griffon vehicles.
The activity will take place at the Staden site where Mol Cy has the expertise to carry out assembly, painting and inspections on vehicles . Recently Mol Cy invested in new painting booths and will build a new workshop to expand its capacity and thereby keep the activity of this programme separate from the other activities.The technology transfer starts from now on. Production start is planned for mid-2024 and will run till the end of 2030. An additional 25 workers will be recruited for this assignment.
Lieven Neuville, Co-CEO of Mol Cy : “It is a great honour for our company to be a partner of Nexter in building these advanced vehicles for Belgian land forces. This order fits perfectly into our daily business of building vehicles for special applications and will contribute greatly to the further growth of our company.”