Mega order for Broshuis
27 November 2023
Dutch trailer manufacturer Broshuis will supply 557 trailers to the US Department of Defense. The deal was done in conjunction with US partner Oshkosh Defense.
It is a US$342 million contract for Medium Equipment Trailers (METs) to be delivered between 2026 and 2031. They are 2+4 PL2 pendulum axle dolly low loader combinations to carry military equipment.
Commenting on the mega deal Pieter-Bas Broshuis, owner and CEO, said, “We are very proud to have also been awarded with the third major order from the US Army. This gives us the honour of supplying all EHETs and the METs. In addition, this order, together with the previously obtained orders, brings a lot of certainty to the company, and thus to our employees and our customers.”
Third mega order
The latest order follows ones received in 2019 and 2022, respectively, for 170 and 466 Enhanced Heavy Equipment Trailers (EHETs), type M1302. The first 170 of them were already in operation at the time of writing in late November. The second order of 8-axle PL2 semi low loaders was due to be completed up to 2027.
Including prototypes already delivered, the total of these three orders is 1,199 Broshuis trailers for the US Army. That equates to 8,472 pendulum axle lines or 16,944 axles. Capacity at the Dutch factory will see seven pendulum axle lines produced per day for US Army, Broshuis said.