RMA Special Vehicles and Defenture B.V. Forge Alliance to Deliver Customized Defense Mobility Solutions

Tiel, Netherlands, March 29th, 2024 – RMA Special Vehicles is thrilled to announce the official signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Defenture B.V. headquartered in the Netherlands, to provide and develop cutting-edge mobility solutions tailored for the defense sector.

Defenture is an innovation-driven company that designs, develops, assembles and maintains unique light tactical vehicles. These vehicles provide security and mobility solutions to military, law enforcement and other specialist operators carrying out demanding missions in challenging environments around the world.

This is another milestone and opportunity for RMA Special Vehicles to contribute and support to the defense sector. This initiative also symbolizes a significant leap towards integrating our advanced propulsion systems and enhancing the efficiency, agility and durability of light tactical vehicles operating in diverse terrains and environments.

Through this partnership, RMA Special Vehicles and Defenture will contribute significantly the defense industry by combining our expertise in modified mobility solutions and propulsion technologies with our legacy of engineering excellence and commitment to innovation.

 

Alan Caugant – Managing Director RMA Special Vehicles stated “The signing of this MoU is a clear indicator that the future of defense mobility is not just about evolving; it’s about revolutionizing the way defense operations are conceptualized and executed for securing peace and stability worldwide.”

RMA Special Vehicles is committed to continue delivering outstanding cutting-edge mobility solutions to defense sectors and customers worldwide.

 

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About RMA Special Vehicles

 

In a groundbreaking display of innovation and commitment to fostering peace and stability worldwide, RMA Special Vehicles is at the forefront of developing innovative mobility solutions tailored for military applications. With a focus on enhancing operational efficiency, safety, and effectiveness, RMA Special Vehicles leverages cutting-edge technology and in-depth industry knowledge to deliver unparalleled mobility solutions integrating innovative power and propulsion development.

 

 

RMA Special Vehicles to Showcase Groundbreaking Mobility Solutions at Paris Eurosatory 2024

Bangkok, March 15th, 2024 – RMA Special Vehicles, a leader in innovative mobility solutions, is proud to announce its participation in Eurosatory – the world’s largest international defense and security event that sets to take place from June 17th to June 21st, 2024 in Paris.

This event marks a significant milestone for RMA Special Vehicles as it presents its latest advancements in mobility technology designed to enhance military operations and capabilities.

“The Eurosatory event is renowned for bringing together the world’s leading defense and security companies, a platform that aligns perfectly with our vision of transforming mobility in defense through innovation, sustainability and technology,” said Mark Tennant, Director of Business Development Modifications.

With a long-standing commitment to pioneering the future of defense mobility solutions, RMA Special Vehicles, a Member of RMA Group, will unveil a series of cutting-edge products and technologies which have been developed from our top-tier global manufacturing facilities and in a close collaboration with different OEMs and defense experts to meet the rigorous demands of this sector.

“Our team of experts are eager to demonstrate how our solutions can significantly contribute to the effectiveness, safety, and efficiency of military operations.”

“We invite all attendees to visit us in Hall 5B, booth A423 to explore our pioneering solutions and discuss how we can support the advancement of global defense and security together,” added Christian Wiedmann – Senior Vice President RMA Group and Managing Director Automotive

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About RMA Special Vehicles

In a groundbreaking display of innovation and commitment to fostering peace and stability worldwide, RMA Special Vehicles is at the forefront of developing innovative mobility solutions tailored for military applications. With a focus on enhancing operational efficiency, safety, and effectiveness, RMA Special Vehicles leverages cutting-edge technology and in-depth industry knowledge to deliver unparalleled mobility solutions integrating innovative power and propulsion development.

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To be offered in CKD Peugeot Landtrek in Malaysia, factory-approved conversions by RMA Special Vehicles

Kuala Lumpur, March 12th, 2024 – Thailand-based RMA Special Vehicles has been appointed as the Official Stellantis Modifier and Converter for all Stellantis vehicles in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East & African (MEA) markets.

In other words, RMA Special Vehicles will be the one able to customise everyday vehicles into fit-for-purpose uses, such as this Peugeot Landtrek now being a Mobile Service Vehicle. 

Presumably, this partnership will benefit for fleet buyers, who are then able to purchase these modified vehicles from the outset – without having to buy the base car first, then customising it later.

If extended to private owners, it will also mean that the cost of conversion can be added ainto financing, plus the work done (as the brand’s official customiser) won’t affect the vehicle warranty. More will of course be clearer when the CKD Peugeot Landtrek launches in Malaysia later this year.

RMA has been a major player in the special vehicles industry for over 30 years, and is present in over 14 countries globally. The vehicles span from armoured trucks, ambulances, cash-in-transit vans, and even left- to right-hand drive conversions for cars like the Ford F-150 for the Australian market.

Beyond The 15 – RMA Automotive South Africa Celebrates 15 Years of Engineering Excellence and Innovation

South Africa, November 15, 2023 – Special Vehicles Manufacturer, RMA Automotive South Africa (RMAA SA), proudly marked its 15-year anniversary this week. Since its inception in 2008, the company has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation, shaping the future of mobility through advanced engineering and strategic partnerships.
Commemorating the anniversary with the theme, ‘Beyond the 15 – The Future of Mobility Reimagined’, captures the essence of its forward-looking approach in modifying vehicles for export markets, commercial fleet customers, aid organizations, and government agencies.

Embedding Strategic Expertise in South Africa for Africa

RMAA SA stands at the forefront of automotive innovation as a distinguished vehicle modifier, showcasing its expertise in transforming a diverse range of vehicles. From internal combustion engines to advanced technologies like battery-electric vehicles, the specialized vehicles have engineered technologies for delivering power and propulsion solutions to OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and a multitude of fleet customers.

The business has renewed its determination and purpose to become an innovative company leading in mobility solutions, and a global player with a balanced footprint across Africa.

“Over the past 15 years in South Africa, we’ve evolved, adapted, and grown. We’ve overcome challenges, embraced change, and seized opportunities. Our success is a testament to the dedication and hard work of every individual who has been a part of this remarkable journey. It is the result of the unwavering support of our clients and partners, and the trust and loyalty of our customers,” said Brendan Londt, Country Manager at RMAA SA. 

“Throughout the years, RMAA SA has always strived to be at the forefront of technology, safety, and agility to meet our customers’ requirements and offering them solutions to meet their needs. And now our ambition is to expand our footprint into Africa; not only will we be contributing to the economic development in new markets but more importantly, we will be providing customers across Africa the same excellent service and products in a timeous and cost-effective manner that our South African customers can attest to,” he added.

This 15-year celebratory event marked a legacy of service of how the company has been pushing the boundaries when it comes to innovative mobility solutions. Attendees at the media breakfast also had the opportunity to inspect RMA Special Vehicles’ capabilities and to see first-hand what the future of mobility entails through unmatched innovation, proven performance, and breakthrough life-cycle economics.

Alan Caugant, RMA Automotive Managing Director Global Manufacturing announced the company’s vision for the future and said: “we are making new commitments to develop in three fundamental areas, namely, vehicle personalization, special vehicles solutions and, development and manufacturing competence to ensure that we achieve our financial ambition of doubling our net revenues by 2030 (over 2022) and sustaining a double-digit adjusted operating income margin throughout the decade.”

An impressive strategic development in Africa markets

Representing RMA Group headquartered in Thailand, Christian Wiedmann, RMA Group Senior Vice President and Managing Director Automotive emphasised that the importance of South Africa in the company’s strategy cannot be overstated. “South Africa’s strategic location on the African continent is and will always be a compelling reason for our strong presence here, he said.”

Wiedmann concluded by addressing the talent skills in the continent, saying, “the talent pool in Africa is vast, diverse, and eager to participate in the global economy. By investing in education, skills development, and fostering innovation, the company will not only uplift the lives of individuals but also enhance the organization’s competitiveness on a global scale.”

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About RMA Automotive

RMA Automotive is an innovative company leading in mobility solutions, and a global player with a balanced footprint across the globe.

RMA Special Vehicles core competencies are the special vehicle modification solutions, complex conversions, large scale vehicle personalization and CKD assembly.

RMA Special Vehicles are produced at RMA Automotive’s global manufacturing plants in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Türkiye, Dubai, South Africa, and Australia.

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About RMA Group

Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, RMA Group employs over 8,000 people and has an operational presence in 14 countries. RMA is the partner of choice for leading automotive, equipment, services, and food brands in Southeast Asia and beyond. Operations consist of the manufacturing of special vehicles, vehicle distribution, retail, and fleet hub services; RMA heavy and agricultural equipment distribution, EFG food franchising and delivery services, engineering, and financial services.

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RMA Special Vehicles Mobile Stroke Unit wins grand prize at WorldInvent Singapore

Singapore, September 6th, 2023 – RMA Special Vehicles Mobile Stroke Unit has won the Gold Medal and World Champion Award at WorldInvent Singapore 22+23” (WoSG).

The MSU is a collaboration between RMA Special Vehicles engineering team and its inventors from the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Associate Professor Dr. Yongchai Nilanon, Assistant Professor Dr. Pornchai Chanyakorn and Mr. Chan Wai Zhong. Seb Robertson – General Manager Global Modifications Sales represented RMA Special Vehicles team at the award ceremony.

The Mobile Stroke Unit enables doctors to treat a patient during the time critical window while transferring them to the hospital, thereby increasing their recovery chances by 99%.

This recognition provides RMA SV and the engineering team with the opportunity to stand out in the global market, especially in the Asia Pacific region. RMA Special Vehicles has now secured a certified patent in Thailand, and are actively collaborating with partners to initiate patent registrations in several other countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, and more.

 
The MSU is a specialized vehicle designed for radiological diagnosis. Its interior is partitioned into sections, with a dedicated space for medical personnel, and an area for radiological procedures. The vehicle offers a comprehensive one-stop service, that scans, analyzes the results, and facilitates real-time consultations through a 5G network with attending neurologists.

RMA X TRANSIT 4X4 CONVERSIONS GAME SURVEILLANCE VEHICLES

Pretoria, June 30th, 2023 – RMA Automotive South Africa have built three Ford Transit 4X4 Conversions at their manufacturing facility in Pretoria, South Africa.

This is the first Transit 4X4 Conversion completed at the Home of Special Vehicles in Africa. A team of RMA Special Vehicles technicians from Thailand was deployed to South Africa and completed this project in only two weeks.

The Transit 470E vans were fitted out according to the customers’ specifications by RMAA South Africa’s technicians.

The interior fit out included creating a self contained workstation and a rear storage area. The workstation located behind the driver’s cabin was fitted with air conditioning, a fridge, wooden flooring, a working table and customized storage cabinets, while the rear was fitted out with a generator and full electrical system for running off both the generator, or plug in power, holders for jerry cans, and work lights fitted inside and out, as well as custom interior cladding and finishes.

REFRIGERATED PICK UP – QVM

This one piece refrigerated box is made of high density PU insulation panels with a fully sealed finish and antibacterial fiberglass washable panels.
It provides high thermal efficiency suitable for cold chain transport. With its superior heat insulation and the built in cooler, it is ideal for carrying a variety of cargo from medical supplies to fresh produce and meat products.

This one piece refrigerated box is made of high density PU insulation panels with a fully sealed finish and antibacterial fiberglass washable panels.
It provides high thermal efficiency suitable for cold chain transport. With its superior heat insulation and the built in cooler, it is ideal for carrying a variety of cargo from medical supplies to fresh produce and meat products.

MOBILE MAINTENANCE ROADSTER – QVM

A heavy duty, pickup based, mobile maintenance vehicle for unsupported operations in challenging environments and remote locations. Offered with a range of flexible equipment packages mounted in six lockable compartments designed to prevent water and dust ingress.

A heavy duty, pickup based, mobile maintenance vehicle for unsupported operations in challenging environments and remote locations. Offered with a range of flexible equipment packages mounted in six lockable compartments designed to prevent water and dust ingress.

RANGER ERV

The RSV Life Support Ambulance Pick Up ​

RSV have engineered the Life Support Ambulance 1 Ton Pick Up  on a 4X4 base vehicle.

The load box of the 1 Ton Pick Up is converted with either an aluminium box structure or a fiberglass canopy patient area.

The Ford Ranger, Mahindra Scorpio, Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Land Cruiser are well suited as ambulances to tackle rugged terrain and where infrastructure is crumbling.

RSV have engineered the Life Support Ambulance 1 Ton Pick Up  on a 4X4 base vehicle.

The load box of the 1 Ton Pick Up is converted with either an aluminium box structure or a fiberglass canopy patient area.

The Ford Ranger, Mahindra Scorpio, Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Land Cruiser are well suited as ambulances to tackle rugged terrain and where infrastructure is crumbling.

Life Support Features of the RSV Ambulance Pick Up ​

The patient area has a high roof and is fitted with a stretcher and mounting base, cabin ceiling services panel, double 

rear doors, a rear step, separate air conditioning and a fold away attendant’s seat.

 

There is additional bench seating with seatbelts for three.

 

RMA Special Vehicles provide an extensive range of medical equipment depending on 

the customer’s requirements.

 

 

The RSV Ambulance Pick Up can be fitted with a scoop stretcher and a spine board,  extrication collar, head 

immobilizer, manual sphygmomanometer, portable defibrillator, Premium recovery pack and oxygen tank. 

 

Medical equipment fits snuggly in the cabin and is securely fastened.

 

 

The RSV Ambulance Pick Up has Emergency LED lights, a siren & public address system, a fire extinguisher and 

a standard rescue kit.

 

 

Customers can customize the cabin interior with additional fittings such as a wash basin, 

storage cabinets and a second medical attendant’s seat.

The patient area has a high roof and is fitted with a stretcher and mounting base, cabin ceiling services panel, double rear doors,     a rear step, separate air conditioning and a fold away attendant’s seat.

There is additional bench seating with seatbelts for three.

 RMA Special Vehicles provide an extensive range of medical equipment depending on the customer’s requirements.

The RSV Ambulance Pick Up can be fitted with a scoop stretcher and a spine board,  extrication collar, head immobilizer, manual sphygmomanometer, portable defibrillator, Premium recovery pack and oxygen tank. 

Medical equipment fits snuggly in the cabin and is securely fastened.

The RSV Ambulance Pick Up has Emergency LED lights, a siren & public address system, a fire extinguisher and a standard rescue kit.

Customers can customize the cabin interior with additional fittings such as a wash basin, storage cabinets and a second medical attendant’s seat.

The fully equipped RSV box type Life Support Ambulance uses a 1 ton pick up truck base. 

Developed in conjunction with peace keeping forces and aid agencies, 

the 1 ton box type ambulance is the ideal vehicle to transport patients in hard to reach areas and across rough terrain.

The fully equipped RSV box type Life Support Ambulance uses a 1 ton pick up truck base. 


Developed in conjunction with peace keeping forces and aid agencies, 

the 1 ton box type ambulance is the ideal vehicle to transport patients in hard to reach areas and across rough terrain.

AERIAL PLATFORM

Aerial Platform Vehicle

The RSV Aerial Platform vehicle is designed for a wide range of rigorous outdoor industrial and construction applications. 
Built on a 1-Ton Pick-up, it provides outstanding mobility and agility. 

Equipment is supplied by Socage a leading global manufacturer of aerial platforms.

The leading boom can reach a height of 13 meters, an outreach of 7.20 meters and has a basket rotation of 90° both to the left and right. 

The basket has an automatic levelling system and can operate a total weight of 225kg.

Four foot high grade steel stabilizers or outriggers, provide essential lateral support and chassis levelling properties.

The SV Aerial Platform provides a safe working environment.
The basket is insulated to 1000V and is fitted with start/stop controls that link to the pick-up’s engine.
It is equipped with an emergency manual 
lever override control.
The bucket has a cabin collision system, boom angle sensors to prevent 
overturning and a boom overload warning system.