09 Feb 2018

AUSTRALIA’S BISALLOY APPOINTED TO RAFAEL’S GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN WITH $900,000 CONTRACT

Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Australia’s Bisalloy Steels have signed a contract for the supply of BISALLOY® Armour steel for use in Rafael’s globally-deployed add-on armour range for Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs).

The $900,000 contract marks the appointment of Bisalloy to Rafael’s global supply chain and follows the successful completion of an extensive testing and evaluation program which included a detailed assessment of not only Bisalloy’s product range but also the company’s technical expertise, production management systems and global supply capability.

“The performance of Bisalloy and its BISALLOY® Armour steel range during our testing and evaluation program was highly impressive,” said Ido Spitzer, Rafael Australia’s General Manager.

“New supply-chain partners have to meet the highest standard of capability and product performance to participate in our programs because ultimately lives depend on the performance of our armoured vehicles in combat situations.

“It is fantastic to witness the performance of the Bisalloy team throughout our evaluation program.

“We are proud to be not only expanding our Australian footprint and also strengthening our commitment to taking Australian technology and expertise to the world.”

Bisalloy’s Business Manager – Armour, Justin Suwart, said that the contract was a significant step for the company.

“We are proud to have been chosen by Rafael to supply our BISALLOY® Armour steel product for a number of key projects,” said Mr Suwart.

“Rafael is a globally respected name in the defence industry and it is testament to our position as a competitive Australian supplier in the world market that we have been able to form this new relationship.”

In late 2017 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced the official opening of its Melbourne-based subsidiary, Rafael Australia Pty Ltd.

A key role for Rafael Australia is fostering and managing close industrial cooperation in Australia, addressing local land and naval programs and thereby providing export opportunities for Australian companies.

ABOUT RAFAEL

Rafael develops and manufactures advanced defense systems for the Israeli Defense Forces and the defense establishment, as well as for foreign customers around the world. The company offers its customers a diversified array of innovative solutions at the leading edge of global technology, from underwater systems through naval, ground, and air superiority systems to space systems. Rafael is one of the world's leading Missile Design and Manufacturing companies offering best-in-class products and systems for Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) including the SPIKE LR2, Surface to Air Missile (SAM) such Iron Dome’s Tamir Interceptor and the Trophy Active Protection System (APS) countermeasures.

ABOUT BISALLOY STEELS

Bisalloy Steels is a unique standalone operation and is Australia’s only manufacturer of high strength quenched and tempered steels which are used in a wide range of industries including mining, construction, transport, energy, general engineering and military applications.

With a 35-year history of partnering with distributors, manufacturers, specifiers and other channel partners to deliver innovative products and service solutions, Bisalloy Steels has become the trusted performance steel partner to customers across Australia and the world.

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