WFEL to exhibit at LAAD

16 Mar 2015

A Dry Support Bridge in action

A Dry Support Bridge in action

WFEL will be at the LAAD defence show next month in Rio de Janeiro as it continues to build relationships in South America.

From 14th to 17th April, WFEL will be at the LAAD Defence and Security International Exhibition, the leading exposition for the sector in Latin America.

Sales and marketing director Max Houghton, along with international sales and marketing manager Steve Carr, will be leading the WFEL team to raise awareness of the benefits of rapidly-deployable, tactical bridges for both combat and disaster relief missions.

The Dry Support Bridge (DSB) model will be showcased as the focus of the WFEL stand. Spanning gaps of up to 46m, the DSB is the longest unreinforced bridge of its kind and is capable of withstanding loads of up to MLC 120. Using an innovative launching mechanism, the DSB can be deployed by a team of eight and be fully operational in under 90 minutes.

Other products in WFEL’s product portfolio include the world-renowned Medium Girder Bridge (MGB), which is currently held in inventory by a number of countries in Latin America.

Max Houghton said: “South America represents an important market for WFEL as many countries continue to upgrade the capabilities of their armed forces and increase their investment.

“Exhibiting at LAAD allows us to demonstrate the value of dual-use tactical bridges for both military and disaster relief operations, as well as make some valuable introductions with decision makers responsible for defence budgets in the region.”

LAAD is a biennial event that brings together Brazilian and international companies specialising in supplying equipment, services and technology to the Armed Forces, large corporations and government agencies.

WFEL will be exhibiting in the UK Pavilion on stand P13.