Adapting the Henry Ford model: How military vehicle manufacturers customize production

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates ― Step into an automotive manufacturing plant in the United Arab Emirates and vehicles are rolling down the production line with wire harnesses, side rails, and handles as the paint booth illuminates one end. While the plant operates like a commercial factory, military vehicles are in the works instead.

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Showcase: NIMR’s Engineering and Manufacturing Facility

Jane’s was recently given access to NIMR’s 37,500sqm vehicle manufacturing facility at Tawazun Industrial Park, outside Abu Dhabi.

NIMR Automotive Participates in IAV Jordan

Amman, 25 April, 2017 – NIMR Automotive, a leading manufacturer of light and medium-weight wheeled military vehicles in the Middle East and North Africa region and based in the UAE, is participating the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) conference in Amman, Jordan.

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The Wall Street Journal Article – Gulf Arab States Push to Develop Their Own Defense Industries

The Wall Street Journal has published its piece on the regional defence industry, written by correspondents Margherita Stancati and Nicolas Parasie. It focuses on the burgeoning defence industries in Gulf states, writing that Gulf leaders want to become less dependent on the US and other Western countries, and that they see defence as a sector that can help diversify their oil-based economies.

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NIMR Automotive and VOP CZ launch strategic partnership at IDEX 2017

ABU DHABI, Monday, 20 February 2017 – NIMR Automotive and VOP CZ today signed Continue reading…

NIMR Automotive unveils Rapid Intervention Vehicle at IDEX 2017

ABU DHABI, 19 February 2016 – NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), has launched its newest vehicle line, Continue reading…

UAE’s NIMR Automotive debuts latest generation MRAP at Abu Dhabi defence exhibition

ABU DHABI, February 18, 2017 – NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), the UAE’s integrated defence manufacturing and Continue reading…

1,000th Vehicle

NIMR Automotive Celebrates the Completion of its 1,000th Vehicle

European market

NIMR Automotive announces plans to break into the European market through a collaboration with Czech manufacturer VOP CZ.


Ownership of NIMR is transferred from Tawazun to EDIC.

Emirates Defence Industries Company formed

In December 2014, the Government of the UAE announces the creation of the Emirates Defence Industries Company, an integrated national defence manufacturing and services platform jointly owned by Mubalada Development Company and Tawazun Holdings.

Ground breaking ceremony

NIMR holds a ground-breaking ceremony for its new integrated production facility at the Tawazun Industrial Park. The facility, which has a built-up area of 37,500 square meters and a test track, significantly enhances NIMR’s production capabilities.