Denel Vehicle Systems
Denel Vehicle Systems (DVS) started operating under the name Olifant Manufacturing Company (OMC) in 1977 when the Olifant Main Battle Tank (MBT) was produced.
The company has developed close relationships with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), the South African Army, the South African Police Service (SAPS), Armscor, the United Nations and a number of national and international customers and suppliers.
Within Denel Vehicle Systems, there are three (3) different business units, each with its own capabilities and level of expertise:
OMC is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of mine and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) protected vehicles and wheeled armoured vehicles. It covers all disciplines of the military vehicle spectrum, including conceptualization, design and development, manufacture and production, and in-service support.
OMC is currently responsible for the in-service support of more than 7,000 of the armoured vehicles and military trucks in service with the South African Army and the South African Police Service. This support includes upgrades and re-manufacture, and the supply of spares and support facilities through a nationwide network of dealers. Similarly, OMC, through its own facilities and partnerships worldwide, also supports more than 3,500 vehicles around the world.
The company also provides technical support, spares, training, vehicle upgrades and other services to its local and international customers, directly or through partnerships, teaming agreements and through approved dealers.
Denel Gear Ratio
Gear Ratio's product portfolio ranges from in-house custom-designed and manufactured solutions to standard drive-train options developed in partnership with strategically selected world-class partners.
Products include power shift transmissions, axles, transaxles, torque converters, transfer gearboxes, wheel stations and traction gears, which are used in special on-and off-road vehicles, mining and earthmoving equipment, military vehicles, traction locomotives and industrial machinery.
Mechatronics is a highly capable defence systems business with particular expertise in turret systems and sub-systems. Products include Fire Directing Systems (FDS), Remotely Controlled Turrets, Weapon Stations, Fire Control Sub-systems (FCS), Shooting Training Systems and related products.
Mechatronics has an excellent track record in developing and providing ballistic FDS and FCS systems for ground and air platforms, including Main Battle Tanks such as the South African Olifant Main Battle Tank, the Rooivalk and MI24 Helicopter Cannon Turret. The company also offers light turrets and has extensive experience in systems integration for both land and air turret systems.
Mechatronics is an existing supplier to the South African Armed forces as well as OEMs and end users worldwide.