JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesia’s PT Pindad and Malaysian company Maruss Sdn Bhd plans to cooperate in the manufacture of munitions and small arms and has signed an agreement towards that end sin support of the ASEAN defence industry collaboration.
The joint collaboration evolving from this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will pave the way for both companies to mutually support each other’s manufacturing requirements in terms of complete products and also components, a company statement said today.
The MoU inked at the Indo Defence Expo & Forum here is in support of the ASEAN defence industry collaboration initiative.
Abraham Moses President Director PT Pindad: “I am pleased that we have found a potential partner in Maruss Sdn Bhd to enable Pindad to capitalise on its expertise in the manufacturing of small arm ammunitions with a young small arms ammunition manufacturing company, as well as increasing our footprint into Malaysia and the wider ASEAN region”.
Syafiq Md Razi Managing Director Maruss: “It is an honour to be able to work in collaboration with such an esteemed company like PT Pindad. It is indeed an opportunity for Maruss as a new company specialising in the manufacture of small arms ammunition and also weapons to maximise all avenues of collaboration”.
PT Pindad, Indonesia and ASEAN’s premier and leading defence industry manufacturer, leads through innovation in defence equipment manufacturing via product innovation, strategic partnerships, and professional resources.
Meanwhile, Maruss is a specialised manufacturer of small arms ammunition and weapons operating as a licensed manufacturing company in Malaysia.
Both companies are pursuing opportunities to support both their business potentials through:
- Contract manufacturing of complete small arms manufacturing;
- Contract manufacturing of components for small arms ammunition;
- Providing technical knowhow and advice;
- Supply of primer percussion;
- Supporting Maruss’ needs for other calibres of ammunition;
- Supply of specific rifle components; and
- Expansion of potential markets for products from PT Pindad such as small arms, pyrotechnics, large calibre and demolition items
–adj/mhi/mgm (photos: Maruss)