BCW Manufacturing Group has secured a sub-contract from WFEL Ltd for the supply of specialist components for the new Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicles to be built in the UK for the British Army.
Lancashire-based BCW Manufacturing Group have been selected as a nominated sub-contractor from an initial group of over 20 qualifying companies. BCW have demonstrated compliance with the strict Quality and Engineering capability criteria required as part of WFEL’s world-class Supplier Approval Procedures. This process included a First Article Inspection which was completed satisfactorily prior to delivery.
WFEL’s Managing Director, Ian Anderton, commented:
“I am extremely pleased with the roll-out of our UK supply chain for the Boxer vehicles for our British Army customer.
“This £2.3bn programme is delivering economic benefits not just for WFEL but for many other companies around the UK, particularly in the North of England.
“This first delivery from BCW is another historic moment as we ramp up to begin the first-ever production of these Mechanised Infantry Vehicles in the UK.”
Nick Eary, Business Development Director, Ansuka Group (BCW’s Parent Company), personally visited WFEL’s new facility based in Stockport to oversee delivery of the first component parts for use in Boxer vehicle manufacture at WFEL’s new, purpose-built manufacturing facility.
“BCW are in a prime position to support this package of work and our CNC machining and extensive PPAP experience, combined with our ability to deliver, ensured our involvement in the Boxer programme.
“BCW Manufacturing Group services multiple sectors and can support low, medium and high-volume production. We are proud to partner with WFEL and to be part of a team contributing to the delivery of the Boxer Vehicles for the British Army.”
BCW have a long history of supplying parts into the Automotive Industry as a Tier One provider, offering a complete vertically integrated manufacturing solution and it is these capabilities which helped secure this contract.