FEINDEF 2019: John Cockerill and SDLE sign Memorandum of Understanding


On May 31, at the International Defence and Security Exhibition (FEINDEF), Star Defence Logistics & Engineering (SDLE) and John Cockerill, through its Spanish subsidiary John Cockerill España S.L., announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that provides for collaboration on projects related to John Cockerill Defense projects.

John Cockerill España has identified and is pursuing business opportunities in Spain mainly with regards to the VCR 8×8, M60 (MI) replacement, Pizzarro upgrade and Centauro replacement and other export market potential opportunities.

Within this framework, SDLE and John Cockerill España have held discussions and have identified areas of potential collaboration in the Spanish market and other potential markets.

Manuel Estrella, President of SDLE, commented – ‘Joining forces with a global defense company such as John Cockerill to provide maintenance support in Spain and, potentially, other markets represent a very exciting milestone for SDLE: we look forward to a solid and long-term collaboration with the John Cockerill team’.

Thierry Renaudin, President of John Cockerill added – ‘A partnership with a world class entity such as SDLE in the maintenance support area strengthens considerably our footprint in the important Spanish defense market – SDLE’s expertise in this field is highly respected by customers and industry alike and it is therefore a perfect addition to our offering’.