The latest revolution and innovation in the automobile industry are inspired by the efforts made by progressive companies who introduced state-of-the-art technologies with their conscious efforts to transform the industry. While there are some new players in the game, well-established experts are also here to prove they are still the hero.
With more than twenty years of expertise and knowledge and an advanced level of knowledge on how the industry operates and reshapes, the INKAS group of companies is bringing a new wave of transformation. The company employs more than 200 employees at its new headquarters where they have built a manufacturing unit, an office space, and a showroom.
Arthur Yurovitsky who serves as the VP of Marketing for INKAS Group of Companies shed some light on the history of INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing. He said:
“We have a very bright and illustrious history; we’ve been around since the mid-’90s and started as an owner-operated cash-in-transit company that was moving cash around the greater Toronto area with one truck and 2 employees. Within 5 years they expanded it into a big operation. It went from one truck to about 10 trucks serving retailers and big box stores.
The vehicles for this operation, the armored trucks, initially were sourced through another company. Then a decision was made to start building them ourselves. The thought was that it can’t be that hard, we will hire some engineers and buy some Mercedes Sprinters and we will start armoring them. The truck building business spawned what we now know as INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing.
The cash-in-transit business evolved into INKAS Security Services and became Canada’s third-largest cash-in-transit operator, servicing a lot of big names. Everyone that has cash and that accepts cash or uses large sums of cash daily needs to do something with it and INKAS is the go-to company for that.
From the year 2000 on, Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing evolved into the largest privately held armored manufacturer in North America with a capacity of 50 vehicles a month. We started with 5-6 fabricators that could push out 1-2 vehicles a month, to not just fabricators but over 300 personnel. Depending on the type of vehicles, if it’s SUV’s we make more per month, if it’s large armored personnel carriers that month we will have a smaller number of units produced.”