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Oy Sisu Auto Ab to deliver SISU Timber and SISU Hauler trucks to Rusichi Ltd a member of the Innovation LLC group of companies

Oy Sisu Auto Ab to deliver SISU Timber and SISU Hauler trucks to Rusichi Ltd a member of the Innovation LLC group of companies

The supply contract between Oy Sisu Auto Ab and Rusichi Ltd includes delivery of 15 all-wheel driven SISU vehicles, as well as a comprehensive operation and service training package at Rusichi Ltd’s site in Yantal (Irkutsk Oblast). Value of the supply contract is approximately EUR 3M.

– SISU Polar truck products are high-quality, high-performance vehicles, designed for demanding use in challenging conditions. Co-operation with Daimler AG for use of mass-produced components guarantee worldwide serviceability and ensures high operational availability for the SISU Polar fleet. These characteristics, suitability for harsh tasks and life-cycle economy, make SISU Polar series the preferred choice for the most demanding use, says Petri Kananen, Managing Director of Oy Sisu Auto Ab.

Additional information
Managing Director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 468 1232

OY SISU AUTO AB DELIVERED SISU GTP 4×4 OFF-ROAD VEHICLES FOR ARMY

OY SISU AUTO AB DELIVERED SISU GTP 4×4 OFF-ROAD VEHICLES FOR ARMY

Oy Sisu Auto Ab has delivered the complete batch of SISU GTP 4×4 vehicles based on an order from Finnish Defence Forces in June, 2020. The delivery includes two different armored vehicle configurations, a five-seater general purpose vehicle and a ten-seater armored personnel carrier vehicle, as such suitable for numerous operational needs calling for protection and mobility, as well as suitability for today’s missions of asymmetric nature.

The delivery project was carried out in close cooperation with the Customer. During the project, pre-serial vehicles were tested by various troops, and user feedback was collected, and implemented as features in the delivered vehicles. As a result, the delivered vehicles are configured to meet with demanding user and operation specific requirements. In addition, the vehicle technology of these armored products is based on mass-produced truck components. Therefore, the life cycle costs are low and the support network is extensive, ensuring the security of supply and maintainability both domestically and internationally.

The SISU GTP vehicle family is modular and therefore easily variable for different operational tasks. The vehicles have congruent backbones, and the mission module -type body structures are interchangeable. Thanks to this truly modular design, the delivery of vehicles in task-specific configurations is quick and economical.

In addition to the SISU GTP 4×4 APC and SISU GTP 4×4 GP vehicles, the delivery scope included comprehensive operation and maintenance instructions and spare parts kits suitable for field use.

Additional information

Managing Director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 468 1232
Vice President, Military Vehicles, Jyri Ahonen, tel. +358 50 380 5386

www.sisuauto.com

Full resolution pictures can be found HERE

SISU AUTO – 90 YEARS OF THE FINNISH AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

 

SISU AUTO – 90 YEARS OF THE FINNISH AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

”The company’s long history provides an excellent basis for the future”

A fascinating success story of the Finnish automotive industry and Sisu Auto started when Oy Suomen Autoteollisuus Ab began manufacturing SISU truck products on April 1st, 1931. During these 90 years, various SISU-branded vehicles manufactured in Finland have made the SISU brand recognized around the world and built SISU as one of the most well-known Finnish brands.

Since the beginning, Sisu Auto has had a role as pioneer in the Finnish automotive industry. The total volume of SISU production, more than 50 thousand vehicles made so far, comprise a wide range of different vehicles: trucks, buses, trams, rail vehicles, military vehicles, rescue and special vehicles, as well as a myriad of their various components from engines to axles.

The direct employment effect created by the company so far is more than 64 thousand domestic person-years. In addition, Sisu Auto is employing also large number of staff of partner companies in the manufacture and after-sales of SISU products. Today, the company’s number of employees is about one hundred, and in addition Sisu Auto indirectly employs a domestic staff of about 380 in the manufacture of SISU components and spare parts and maintenance services.

In addition to today’s top SISU truck products and special vehicles, many of the world’s most successful Finnish vehicle products, related technologies and transportation solutions are spin-offs originating from Sisu Auto. Many of the automotive professionals have qualified for international operations and projects by working at some point in their careers at Sisu Auto. Today, the company exports Finnish automotive know-how to the global market, mainly in the form of design services.

  • Sisu Auto’s competitiveness in a rapidly changing operating environment is secured by its ability to transform and specialize. Effective utilization of our expertise and focus on the most demanding driving tasks and special vehicles are prerequisites for the existence of the today’s Sisu Auto. The historically broad European truck industry is concentrated in a few large manufacturers and a number of special vehicle manufacturers, including Sisu Auto, each of which has found its place in meeting the needs of the most demanding customers, says entrepreneur, Chairman of the Board Timo Korhonen.

The idea of combining special vehicle manufacturing and mass-produced components has been Sisu Auto’s most essential strategic choice. For a decade already, Sisu Auto has been cooperating with the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler Truck AG. This has given access to use of the industry’s latest technologies in new SISU products, and the ability to flexibly produce unique small series products at competitive prices.

  • SISU Polar truck products are high-quality, high-performance vehicles designed for demanding applications. This combined with economical life-cycle costs result in profitable business for the operators. As a result of the facelift of SISU Polar series implemented a year ago, the task-specific information provided for the driver, as well as the vehicle controls have been taken to a whole new level. The most significant of the new innovations resulting from Sisu Auto’s continuous technological development work, is the sole diesel-electric hybrid solution designed for heavy trucks on the market, which further improves the productivity of SISU Polar vehicles in comparison with competing products, says Petri Kananen, the company’s CEO.

The increased global instability in recent years has created a rapidly growing demand for armoured military and rescue vehicles. To meet this need, Sisu Auto has developed a completely new, highly protected, truly modular SISU GTP product family, which combines Sisu Auto’s special expertise, proven in-house protection solutions and competitive mass-produced vehicle technology.

  • SISU GTP is designed for armoured personnel carrier and patrol use. The very same vehicle solution can also be utilised as a system vehicle and in different rescue missions in challenging conditions. With the ongoing delivery project for the Finnish Defence Forces, a serial production capability has now been created for the SISU GTP product family. This means the capability to efficiently produce large amount of these vehicles, says the company’s military vehicle business director Jyri Ahonen.

Today, the company’s know-how capital is also utilized to a significant extent in the supply of design and product development services to the automotive industry of emerging markets. Sisu Auto has already successfully delivered several large product development projects to its customers and established strong customer relationships with them. The company’s services business closely links the synergies of the various business functions and provides the company with opportunities to further invest in its own know-how and products.

  • Sisu Auto continues towards its 100-year anniversary by these three business functions. Over the next decade, military vehicle production will grow to become a more significant part of our company’s core businesses. Design service exports will be further developed, and the goal is to raise SISU brand as a key technology developer for growing large scale manufacturers. For our truck customers, we want to become the most sought-after premium supplier, able to serve our customers on an entrepreneur-to-entrepreneur basis, the entrepreneur Timo Korhonen concludes. 

 

 

Additional information  

CEO, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, puh. +358 50 468 1232

Chairman, entrepreneur, Timo Korhonen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, puh. +358 50 439 5759

More detailed information and pictures on the history of Sisu Auto and the Finnish truck industry, on the internet at www.sisuauto.com/en/

Full resolution pictures can be found HERE

THE FIRST ARMORED SISU GTP 4×4 OFF-ROAD VEHICLES FOR ARMY

THE FIRST ARMORED SISU GTP 4×4 OFF-ROAD VEHICLES FOR ARMY

Oy Sisu Auto Ab has delivered the first SISU GTP 4×4 vehicles ordered by the Finnish Defense Forces. The delivery belongs to the acquisition of the SISU GTP 4×4 test series published by the Finnish Army in summer 2020, the purpose of which is to collect information on vehicle capability and operability for the future needs of the Defense Forces’ mobility both in Finland and in crisis management tasks.

The first delivery includes two different armored vehicle configurations, a five-seater general purpose vehicle and a ten-seater armored personnel carrier vehicle.

The SISU GTP vehicle family is modular and therefore easily variable for different operational tasks. The vehicles have congruent backbones, and the crew body structures are interchangeable. Thanks to this truly modular design, the delivery of vehicles in task-specific configurations is quick and economical.

With the vehicles now delivered, the Army will implement a testing program, after which the other four vehicles of the test series, together with operation and field maintenance instructions and spare parts kits shall be delivered later this year.

Additional information

Managing Director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 468 1232
Vice President, Military Vehicles, Jyri Ahonen, tel. +358 50 380 5386

Full resolution pictures can be found HERE

 

10th anniversary of the co-operation between Oy Sisu Auto Ab and Daimler Truck AG. Scope of collaboration extends to cover new products.

 

10th anniversary of the co-operation between Oy Sisu Auto Ab and Daimler Truck AG. Scope of collaboration extends to cover new products.

SISU Polar series of trucks fulfil the expectations of the most demanding customers

Contract for components supply was signed by Daimler Truck AG and Oy Sisu Auto Ab at the end of 2010. The initial target for development of SISU Polar truck series was to combine the strengths of SISU chassis and task specific features with the best automotive components available. The target was achieved by co-operation with world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, Daimler Truck AG, for access to wide selection of top-quality Mercedes-Benz brand components. “From the early stages, the idea was to streamline SISU’s potential future selection of special vehicles to be covered by this co-operation model”, says Timo Korhonen, Chairman of Oy Sisu Auto Ab.

Co-operation with Daimler Truck AG began ten years ago

“The co-operation with Oy Sisu Auto Ab on component deliveries, which began ten years ago, marked a new opening for Daimler Truck AG, expanding the company’s solid and in-depth component production know-how further as a separate business segment. Over the past decade, working together has meant a lot of work and learning new things for both sides. Despite the size difference between the companies, we have been able to co-work efficiently and achieve a high standard of co-operation, which I believe will continue to produce excellent results for both parties”, says Thomas Schmid, Key-Account Manager of Daimler Truck AG.

New armoured vehicle to production program, business development continues

SISU Polar series vehicles has reached a good market position, and the resources invested to further development of special vehicles have brought a new tactical vehicle available, the SISU GTP. “These are important milestones in our co-operation with Daimler Truck AG, which enable us to invest to future, and to reach even better position in the market. The development projects during the past decade have employed a lot of our resources. We see this as a well addressed investment which leads to successful future together”, says Petri Kananen, Managing Director of Oy Sisu Auto Ab

Additional information

Managing Director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 468 1232

Full resolution pictures can be found HERE

OY SISU AUTO AB DELIVERS ARMOURED SISU GTP 4×4 OFF-ROAD VEHICLES TO FINNISH ARMY

The Army today announced acquisition of the SISU GTP 4×4 test series, the purpose of which is to collect information on the vehicle’s performance and usability for the future needs of the Finnish Defense Forces’ mobility, both in Finland and in crisis management tasks.

SISU GTP 4×4 is a modular armored vehicle family developed by Oy Sisu Auto Ab. The SISU GTP vehicles are suitable for most defense and security applications, e.g. as a troop transport, patrol and system vehicle. The vehicle technology of these armored products is based on mass-produced truck components. Therefore, the life cycle costs are low and the support network is extensive, ensuring the security of supply and maintainability both domestically and internationally.

SISU GTP 4×4 has also gained success in international comparisons, winning a procurement competition organized by the Latvian Ministry of Defense, in which initially a full dozen international military vehicle suppliers submitted their requests to participate.

The newly published acquisition of the Finnish Army enables the start of serial production of the SISU GTP 4×4 product family, after which Oy Sisu Auto Ab is ready also for large-scale deliveries of the product range.

In addition to its positive effect on Oy Sisu Auto Ab, the acquisition also has a much wider employment impact on the domestic subcontracting network. The total value of the acquisition as published by the Finnish Army is approximately EUR 3.8 million, excluding VAT.

Additional information and photos are available: HERE
– Managing Director Petri Kananen, tel. +358504681232
– Vice President, Military Vehicles, Jyri Ahonen, tel. +358503805386

DELIVERIES OF SISU GTP COMMENCE

DELIVERIES OF SISU GTP COMMENCE

The first Customer order, including also an option for further deliveries, for SISU GTP has been received. The order, made by an European private company operating in Security and Defence business, calls for a station wagon type configuration in which the spacious 5-door cab shall be adapted for providing the transported personnel a silent and convenient environment not commonly available in armoured off-road vehicles.

MODULARITY

The key feature of SISU GTP is modularity. The design of the crew body can be adapted to match with the task specific requirements. In addition, the crew bodies are interchangeable, thus the operational role of the vehicle can be altered quickly by simply changing the crew body. The solution gives unlimited possibilities for configuration changes, and updates. Armouring level, equipment and accessories can vary, and be altered, practically with no limits. The solution of separate Backbone and Crew Body structures creates also exceptionally comfortable and noiseless environment for the crew

VERSATILITY

The recent order demonstrates that the SISU GTP suits perfectly for various roles, and the areas of application are not only in field of law enforcement and defence. The sturdy structure, protection and off-road capabilities are necessary whenever and wherever compromised performance is not an option.

AVAILABILITY

The main vehicle technology of SISU GTP series (engine, transmission, electrical system, driver interface) is similar as in various Mercedes-Benz vehicles, thus the life cycle costs are economical, and the services can be taken care of by the same method as Mercedes-Benz trucks. The service network for Mercedes-Benz vehicles is widely available in both global and local scale, securing the availability of spares and services in due time.

Additional information and photos HERE
Managing Director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 468 1232
Vice President, Export, Jyri Ahonen, Oy SIsu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 380 5386

SISU GTP 4×4 – More Power

SISU GTP 4×4 – More Power

The SISU GTP series was recently introduced in connection with a motor show in Riga, Latvia. Soon after the introduction, the APC variant of SISU GTP 4×4 participated successfully in comparative trials arranged by Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, in which the SISU GTP 4×4 qualified as the winner among the international competitors. Now, the SISU GTP is even more powerful thanks to an engine and transmission update. The new Mercedes-Benz OM926 engine and Allison automatic transmission together provide the SISU GTP with the power and torque that are essential in the wide range of operational tasks that the vehicle is intended for.

Technology co-operation with world’s leading manufacturer, Daimler AG, is of an essence in specification of the SISU GTP. The main vehicle technology of SISU GTP series (engine, transmission, electrical system, driver interface) is similar as in various Mercedes-Benz vehicles, thus the life cycle costs are economical, and the services can be taken care of by the same method as Mercedes-Benz trucks. Also, as these Mercedes-Benz vehicles are in operational use in numerous countries, the security of supply is available in both global and local scale. Furthermore, the manufacturing in series is efficient due to the wide use of mass produced components and technologies.

Versatility

The new General Purpose variant utilises the same updated Backbone structure as the APC variant, and these Crew Bodies, i.e. the General Purpose body and the APC body, are interchangeable. Separate Backbone and Crew Body structures result in unmatched versatility, enabling numerous variants for different operational uses, as well as easy maintainability even in field conditions. The solution of separate Backbone and Crew Body structures creates also exceptionally comfortable and noiseless environment for the crew. Interchangeable components and maintainability are also important factors in Life Cycle Support economy.

Mobility

The new power train provides SISU GTP with more than 300 hp of power. Together with independent suspension system and differential locks in each wheel, it gives SISU GTP the mobility necessary beyond the paved roads, in severe off-road terrain, whatever the operational environment might be. Payload of the vehicle in off-road conditions is, subject to the chosen protection level, up to 5000 kg. SISU GTP can be shipped by air (C-130 ready), land and sea, being ready on arrival.

Protection

Modular vehicle structure allows operational-specific protection solutions: Protection level can be increased with an additional add-on kit or replacement components as necessary, also in field conditions. The vehicle is designed to carry chosen weapon systems for self-defence. The protection system for increased survivability is responding not only for today’s missions, but also to the future requirements of asymmetric nature.

Photos of the new SISU GTP 4×4 General Purpose variant can be found HERE

Additional information

Managing Director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 468 1232
Vice President, Export, Jyri Ahonen, Oy SIsu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 380 5386