Engineering and design of a new armored truck in collaboration with the Cambli team
The team at Cambli, the largest armored truck manufacturer in North America, wanted to diversify their product line to remain competitive and achieve their goals. They called on Merkur’s experts to accelerate the design of a multi-functional window vehicle adapted to extreme conditions in less than 6 months.
Our Merkur experts, in collaboration with Cambli, conducted a workshop to define the development strategy. Specifically, a preliminary analysis of the vehicle to be designed was performed to identify the different systems to be developed, the technological challenges and the expertise required. Then, the team evaluated the workload and defined the best project plan to design the product in six months. Following this, Merkur selected a six-person team from among their experts to complete Cambli’s team. The specialized and multidisciplinary technical team of a dozen people was ready to complete the project within the set timeframe.
Engineering and Design of the Prototype
To speed up engineering, we split the product into different systems. Merkur was mainly involved in the powertrain, the structure, the interior layout and the equipment and ventilation.
For each of these elements, we defined the technical requirements, carried out a technology watch, sized and selected the main components, carried out the 3D design and ensured the integration with other systems. Furthermore, we were involved in the search for suppliers and then, we realized the drawings and documents necessary for the manufacturing.
Our experts have made sure to meet the various manufacturing constraints by optimizing the choice of manufacturing processes and standardizing the components and materials.