Modine Manufacturing Co. will produce cooling modules for Oshkosh Defense’s joint light tactical vehicle contract with the U.S. Army and Marine Corp.
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Modine Manufacturing was awarded work on the JLTV contract being fulfilled by Oshkosh Defense. Source: Oshkosh Corp.[/caption]
The contract calls for Oshkosh to produce nearly 17,000 vehicles and service kits over an eight-year period with first deliveries scheduled for October.
"We are thrilled to partner with a fellow Wisconsin-based company on this impressive project," said Tom Marry, Modine executive vice president and chief operating officer. "The collaboration among multiple Modine groups to deliver these cooling components to Oshkosh Defense showcases Modine's significant engineering and manufacturing capabilities."
Modine's JLTV cooling module focuses on lightweight component designs to meet U.S. Military max weight requirements. The system includes a radiator with integrated transmission oil cooler, charge air cooler, hydraulic oil cooler, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, air conditioner condenser, fuel cooler and steel frame subcomponents.
Four different Modine plants in North America are working on the cooling system, with final assembly taking place at Modine's facility in Trenton, Missouri. Sales and engineering functions for the project are being handled at Modine's Racine headquarters.
The value of the business with Oshkosh was not disclosed. The JLTV contract is worth $6.7 billion to Oshkosh.
The new business serves as a potential boost for the company. Modine’s earnings were down 15 percent in the most recent quarter
and North American sales were off 5.2 percent because of weakness in the off-highway market.