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NIMR Welcomes SAMI CEO and Delegation to its Armoured Vehicle Manufacturing Facility

10 February 2022
NIMR-SAMI Delegations

Dignitaries conducted tour of NIMR’s state-of-the-art facility, with numerous high-performance vehicles on display

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 February, 2020 – NIMR, a leading manufacturer of combat-proven light- and medium-weight wheeled military vehicles, today welcomed a delegation from the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), led by its CEO, Dr. Andreas Schwer, to its world-class armoured vehicle manufacturing facility.

The high-level SAMI visit was attended by Johan Steyn, Executive Vice President, Land Systems; Wael AlSarhan, VP, Corporate Communication & Support Services; Mohammed S. AlHodaib, Director, Logistics Vehicles & Industry, Land Systems; and Norah Jumaiah, Executive Assistant, Corporate Communications & Services Department. Dr. Fahad Al Yafei, President – Platforms & Systems, EDGE, was also present for the occasion.

The dignitaries conducted a tour of NIMR’s facility and were briefed on the company’s capabilities, products and service offerings. A number of its light- and medium-weight vehicles were showcased including the JAIS 4x4, AJBAN 440A, AJBAN 447 / 447A, HAFEET 630A, ISV, JAIS 6x6 and its RIV. The AJBAN MK2 Prototype was also on display.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Fahad Al Yafei, President – Platforms & Systems, EDGE, said: “NIMR is a leading manufacturer of light- and medium-weight military vehicles. Its proven experience in producing battle-proven platforms for clients, whilst adhering to the most demanding international standards is evidence of its highly respected reputation. SAMI’s high-profile delegation visit justifies this position, further elevating NIMR’s image within the armoured vehicle sector.”

For his part, Abraham Du Plessis, Chief Executive Officer of NIMR, said: “We are honoured to welcome SAMI’s Dr. Andreas Schwer and his fellow dignitaries to our facility, and to provide them with a first-hand insight into our capabilities. It was truly a great opportunity to learn more on SAMI’s offerings and vision for this division. It is clear that our businesses complement each other very well, and we look forward to building on this relationship in the near future.”

NIMR offers complete end-to-end solutions in its area of specialisation, including mission systems integration support. Recognised for their field-tested versatility, ruggedness and performance, the company’s vehicles are manufactured at state-of-the-art facilities in compliance with international quality and military standards. NIMR is part of the Platforms & Systems cluster of EDGE, an advanced technology group for defence and beyond that was inaugurated in November 2019.