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Parque y Centro de Mantenimiento de Vehículos Ruedas Nº 2

escudo en color del PCMMVR 2


Military Record

The history of the 2nd Wheeled Vehicle Depot and Maintenance Center starts around December 1937. During the Spanish Civil War and in order to repair the damaged materiel, the Recovery and Vehicles Repair Service was created.

Cordoba was designated as one of the cities and so its history begins near the old railroad station, in an old wheat warehouse owned by the Credit Spanish Bank. It was called Automobile Inspection and Recovery Service of the Zone “Sur” (South), Córdoba Base.

In the Official Army Bulletin No. 59 of December 12th, 1939, the Transportation Directorate and the Automotive Depots and Workshops Headquarters were organized, and this Unit began to report to the latter. At the end of 1940, after several provisional locations, the barracks on Avenida de Almogávares in the neighborhood of Valdeolleros were finished. They were known as the “Automotive Base" in Córdoba. The Chief organizer of this newly created Unit was Captain Emilio Giménez Arribas, Engineers branch, chief of Railroads of the city. At the beginning, the Base had a staff of 1200 workers.

On January 31st, 1940, and according to a superior order, all the personnel of the Base was discharged, except for 12 people. Two years later, new personnel was admitted until completing a staff of 200 people. In 1942, it was renamed Depot and Workshops Automotive Base of Córdoba, with a new staff that was increased to 250 workers. Later that same year, it was renamed after Depot and Workshops Automotive Base of the 2nd Military Region. In 1943, the Unit had three Automotive Companies (the 12th, 13th and 14th) stationed in different barracks of the city, that until 1965 were not definitively housed in the same Unit. In 1945, a Detachment reporting to the Unit was created in El Puerto de Santa María—province of Cádiz— and in 1953, the Detachments of Seville, Granada and Algeciras were also created. In 1960, those of Ceuta and Melilla were created until they later became standalone Units.

In 1982 pursuant the document No. 134, ref. 72-SV-2-NS dated on September 2nd, of the Maintenance Directorate a copy of the document No. 1592-B dated on July 27th of the Organization Division (Personnel Section) of the Army General Staff was sent ordering the creation of the vacancy of Colonel (Active Scale) for the command of each one of the Depots and Workshops Automotive Bases of the different Military Regions. In 1985, due to the reorganization of the Military Region “Sur” and according to the Army General Staff General Instruction 10/85, this Depot was renamed Depot and Workshops for Motor Vehicles of the Military Region “Sur”, remaining in the same barracks. Subsequently, it was renamed "2nd Maintenance Center for Wheeled Vehicles" (2nd CMVR, Spanish acronym), and reporting to the General Captaincy, through the Motor Vehicles Headquarters. That same year, the detachments of Algeciras and Seville were integrated into the Logistic Support Command of the Interregional Zone “Sur” (MALZIR SUR, Spanish acronym) and the 2nd CMVR began to support the whole Military Region “Sur”. The new tasks caused the facilities did not meet the need and so the beginning of the move of the Unit—which lasted until the end of 1991—to its current location in the San Fernando Barracks at El Higuerón neighborhood, near the city of Cordoba, started in 1987. The barracks were procured by the State in 1946 as home base of the 1st Detachment of the Central Depot for Engineers Materiel, unit that share it with the 2nd Mixed Engineers Battalion from 1965 to 1987.

In 1988, the Army General Staff Standard 4/88 on the organization of the Land Force Support, established that the Unit reported to the Logistic Support Command through the Supply and Maintenance Directorate (DIAM). As of July 1, 1998, and by Resolution 562/08235/98 dated June 19th, 1998, the Unit was renamed after 2nd Wheeled Vehicle Depot and Maintenance Center (2nd PCMVR, according to its acronym in Spanish).

On January 31st, 1998, once a Quality Assurance System was implemented in the Center, the Directorate of Weaponry and Materiel of the Ministry of Defense granted the 2nd PCMVR the compliance Certificate with the requirements established in quality regulations PECAL/AQAP 120 NORM—NATO requirements for quality assurance for production—. From that date on, the Center periodically renews this Certification.

In December 2002, due to the great effort and commitment of the Center to improve the Environment and contribute to the desired sustainable development, the Spanish Association for Standardization (AENOR, acronym in Spanish) granted the 2nd PCMVR the Environmental Management Certification, according to the Spanish Standard UNE-EN ISO 14001.

In November 2003, the Directorate of Weaponry and Materiel of the Ministry of Defense granted the PECAL 2120 Certification to the Center, being the first Army Unit, together with the 2nd Armored Systems Depot and Maintenance Center (2nd PCMASA, acronym in Spanish) to receive this certification. In May 2004, the Cordoba City Council awarded the Center the Gold Label for the Environmental Management System adopted.

In February 2005, the Spanish Association for Standardization (AENOR) awarded 2nd PCMVR the Occupational Health and Safety Certification in accordance with OHSAS-18001.

In 2009, the Center took the first specific responsibility over the RG 31 vehicle and in 2013, the Depot and Maintenance Center for Anti-Aircraft Systems, Coast, and Missiles transferred the complete responsibility over the maintenance of the RG 31 vehicle. In 2013, the 2nd PCMVR received the “Plaza de la Constitución” award from the Government Delegation.

In 2016, due to the incorporation of the MAXXPRO RECOVERY vehicle the family of vehicles served by 2nd PCMVR was expanded. In 2018, the PREVER Commission awarded 2nd PCMVR with the Distinguished Service Cross for its work on Occupational Risk Prevention