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Azur Investment Group takes capital interest in Defenture


Defenture grows and develops three new vehicles

Tiel, The Netherlands, March 9, 2021 – Defenture, the Netherlands based manufacturer of high-end tactical vehicles for both Special Forces and light infantry units, welcomes investment company Azur Investment Group as shareholder. This financial injection enables Defenture to further develop three new modular tactical vehicles.

Defenture develops and produces light tactical vehicles since 2013. Last summer, Defenture handed over the last of 75 VECTOR vehicles to the Korps Commandotroepen (the Dutch Special Forces unit). This vehicle was quickly characterised ‘the new standard.’ Furthermore Defenture recently signed a contract with the Dutch Ministry of Defence for 249 Scorpion diesel quads.

Defenture is ambitious and wants to anticipate on new defence market trends, developments and needs. Henk van der Scheer, CEO Defenture: ‘We notice a strong need with our customers for unmanned vehicle systems, hybrid technology and emission reduction, topics we as Defenture anticipate on. We also have the ambition to increase our production capacity to at least 300 vehicles and 140 quads annually and to expand production abroad.’ Next to that, there is strong focus on further developing three new vehicle types. The modular rolling chassis enables a variety of possible configurations for these vehicles, varying from 3 to 10 tons.

Mostly build from the same components, these vehicle systems focus on standardization and strongly support familiarisation, thus creating international logistical interoperability and operational co-operation between military units using the vehicles. With Azur Investment Group as new shareholder, Defenture is ready for the future.

About Defenture

Defenture is an innovation driven and dynamic designer and manufacturer of special light vehicles, offering safety and mobility for military, law enforcement and specialist units carrying out demanding missions in challenging environments all across the globe. Innovative design, strong lightweight construction techniques and cutting edge driving characteristics create unbeatable mobility. The company works on product solutions, in close cooperation with best strategic (local) partners and clients; vehicles can be assembled locally to create jobs in countries that acquire Defenture vehicles.

Defenture was founded in 2013 by renowned ralley driver Gerard Rond. At the moment the company has 45 fte and this number is growing with 2 to 3 new employees every month.

About the Azur Investment Group

The Azur Group is a Dutch based investment company focussing on investing private capital in a sustainable way. The company efforts are partly targeted at companies, investing in start-ups as well as well-established companies. On the other hand, the Azur Group invests in both existing and new real estate portfolios. The Azur Group consists of a team of professionals, each with a broad range of expertise, wide interests, and an extensive network. Teaming-up the Azur Group team with the existing management team, creates a strong foundation for solid business propositions


Note to the editor.

For more information, please feel free to get in touch with Defenture:

Henk van der Scheer, CEO

Phone: +31 6 14902516


Photo caption: Defenture Air Transportable Tactical Vehicles



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