April 29, 2010
OGDEN, UTAH (MMD Newswire) - International Armoring Corporation (IAC), announced Wednesday that they have completed, in association with Armormax South Africa (an IAC affiliate company), the armoring of over 700 passenger vehicles in the country of South Africa. The armoring of these rapid response vehicles were contracted by a leading international security company for the purpose of protecting their reaction officers in the country of South Africa.
With an average of 13,000 car-jackings every quarter in Johannesburg alone, the risk to their reaction officers has remained unacceptably high. Every time a reaction officer is on patrol or even responding to a security call, he is putting his life in danger. These vehicles are designed to provide much needed security to these individuals. South Africa, statistically, is one of the most dangerous countries in the world with 18,000 reported home invasion robberies during 2009.
The armoring contract was received in the latter half of 2009. Armoring kits were produced in IAC's Ogden, Utah facility and shipped to South Africa for installation by Armormax South Africa technicians, in various South African contracted facilities.
IAC takes normal passenger vehicles (i.e. Mercedes, Suburbans, Tahoes, Jeeps, etc.) and, during a 30 - 45 day process, converts them to virtual fortresses. The process includes lining the passenger compartment with high tech armor - including replacing the original glass with 2" ballistic armored windows. This conversion is done while maintaining the original appearance and performance of the vehicle. These vehicles are designed to withstand attacks ranging from high powered handguns to high powered rifles.
International Armoring has numerous manufacturing and service facilities around the world. They have built over 6,000 armored passenger vehicles and ships to over 50 different countries, including 38 different foreign presidents and heads of state. Governments, subcontractors, militaries, international corporations, religious leaders (including the Pope), celebrities, vehicle manufacturers, and other individuals use IAC vehicles.