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Manac Joins General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada’s Power Team in Bid to Modernize Canada’s Logistics Vehicle Fleet

Quebec-based trailer manufacturer, Manac Inc., has been selected by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to design and build the light capability trailer and the heavy equipment transporter in the General Dynamics team bid for Canada’s Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) program. Manac has five manufacturing plants, one in Oran, Missouri, another one in British Columbia, and three in the province of Quebec.

A program of this magnitude requires an organization and partners with the depth and experience to manage the technical scope and complexity. The LVM light capability trailers will be designed and produced at Manac’s main plant and head office in Saint-Georges, Quebec. The design and production of the heavy equipment transporters will be performed by a Manac-partner organization.

READ: LVM Update – The Power Team

“We are very excited about this partnership and truly feel we have a winning combination to support General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada in their bid for Canada’s Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project,” says Tom Ramsden, Vice-President Sales & Marketing for Manac. “We are bringing the best trailer minds and capabilities together, utilizing the expertise and diversity of each to maximize the potential for success in this very exciting opportunity.”

Manac, a privately owned Canadian company, was founded in 1966 by Marcel Dutil in Saint-Georges, Quebec, and is currently being led by his son, Charles Dutil, who is the long time President and CEO of the company.



One of Canada’s largest defence companies, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, has partnered with Mercedes-Benz and Marshall Canada to compete for the Department of National Defence’s (DND) Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project.

The LVM project is a commitment made by the government to “acquire new fleets of light and heavy logistics vehicles, trailers, vehicle modules, armour protection kits, initial in-service and logistics support,” as outlined in Canada’s defence policy: Strong, Secure, Engaged.

With its partners Mercedes-Benz, a long time supplier of military trucks to the Canadian Army, and Marshall Canada, a leading aerospace and defence solution provider, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has formed a power team to deliver a robust Canadian-based solution for LVM.

At the heart of the offering is the Zetros range of extreme-duty trucks, whose base platform will power the team’s proposal for the future of Logistics Vehicles.

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