WZM ( Military Automotive Plant ) in Poznan are going to service and repair gear boxes Renk AG to tank engines of Leopard 2A4/A5 used in the Polish Army. The cooperation agreement was concluded on 2nd December 2015 in Augsburg. This is the next, tremendous step into extending WZM’s responsibilities with regard to main repairs of Leopard tanks.
The agreement includes the transfer of both technologies and knowledge. WZM’s employees will be also trained in upgrading HSWL 354 gearboxes of Leopard 2A4/A5 to the third level.
This is the next, after the MTU Friedricheshafen GmbH company ( Leopard 2 engine manufacturer ), strategic partner of Transmission Units Center operating in WZM.
This is the next step for our Center. We are pursuing our strategy consistently and successfully. This centers on extending cooperation with foreign partners and transferring know-how. Broadening our responsibilities guarantees further technological development of our Company and therefore enables to achieve the key points of modernizing programmes of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland – underlines Elżbieta Wawrzynkiewicz, the CEO of Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne S.A. in Poznan.
The development of unique , in our country, technical and productive potential in the area of engines will ensure achieving relative independence of deliveries and service of driving units and therefore will confirm and reassert defensive potential of our country – says WZM’s CEO.
The agreement with Renk AG complements WZM ‘s abilities to service and fully renovate both power-pack driving units – of MTU MB 573 Ka-501 engine and torque converter Renk HSWL 354 which is joined with the units.
In September 2014, one of the world’s best manufacturer of military engines, MTU, which is a part of Rolls-Royce Power System Ag., became WZM’s partner. They worked on the project of Transmission Units Center.
During MSPO fair in Kielce, Elżbieta Wawrzynkiewicz, CEO of Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne signed an agreement with MTU on MB 873 Ka501 and 6R 106 engines repair authorized center. These types of engines are used in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland. WZM was given the status of the exclusive authorized service of MTU engines used in vehicles of the Polish Army. The moment the Polish Army introduces new engines, the cooperation will be extended.
Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne in Poznan is currently the only Polish plant which is entitled to service and repair driving units of Leopard 2A4/A5 tanks The company is also authorized to repair the chassis and the body. There is a highly qualified unit of specialists responsible for the repair.
Renk AG is a worldwide manufacturer of driving elements and control systems for tanks such as Leopard 2, Merkava and Leclerc Tropicalisé. The company has been present on the market for over 140 years and has been a part of the MAN Group since 1923. There are its manufacturing plants in Augsburg ( transmission of vehicles, manufacturing and marine tools, testing and trial systems ), Rheine ( manufacturing and marine gears, clutches ) Hannover ( bearing, clutches). Renk AG has got its offices in the USA, Brazil, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Romania as well as licensees in Taiwan and South Korea.