Archive for February, 2011

INKAS® LAPV II

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

INKAS® is pleased to announce the release of its new 2011 INKAS LAPV II (APC) model (http://www.inkasarmored.com/vehicles/special/lapv/). This innovative vehicle is equipped with advanced blast and ballistic protection, handling and maneuverability, increased tires size, significantly improved ground clearance and optional Central Tire Inflation System.

The new model of the APC is upgraded with a new drive train and heavy duty portal technology to better the off-road performance, strength, toughness and durability with increased capacity and low maintenance cost.

The president of INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, Margarita Simkin stated, “INKAS® is thrilled to be awarded the contracts and to produce 250 LAPV II in 2011. We are proud to provide this vehicle as an advanced solution to law enforcement agencies and police forces here  in North America and emerging African countries.”

For further information do not hesitate to contact Margarita Simkin at +1 (416) 744-3322

INKAS® featured in Canada’s Globe And Mail

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

INKAS® has been featured on the Globe And Mail with our Global Sales manager, Phillip Daskal explaining the business of armored vehicles, and sales over seas.

“Bullet casings the size of your pinky finger litter the floor of a small room inside an anonymous brown-brick industrial building in Toronto’s suburbs. A sign in the hall outside reads: “Live Ammunition Test. Do Not Enter.” A collection of squares of dark-grey steel, about the size of coffee-table books, are scattered on a workbench. Some are punctuated with small, white dents and pockmarks. Others have bullet-sized holes. A pane of inch-thick glass, spider-webbed but not shattered, leans against the wall.

Global Sales Manager, Philip Daskal
Global Sales Manager, Philip Daskal, poses
in the paint booth with a light armoured vehicle
Photo: Peter Power, The Globe and Mail

This is the stuff of which bulletproof cars are made. On the factory floor down the corridor, the staff of Inkas Armoured Vehicle Manufacturing–one of several low-profile companies in the Toronto area in the business–are stripping apart and retrofitting brand-name SUVs and luxury sedans, mostly bound for overseas customers.

Only steel that passes the ultimate test–being shot at–is used. Philip Daskal, the company’s global sales manager, holds up a plate of Ukrainian-made metal that was supposed to be able to stop bullets, but has three neat, circular holes blasted right through it: “We tested it out and it went through it like butter.”

Along with armour, Inkas offer other protective options. The company’s slick pamphlet lists a variety of James Bond-ish upgrades: smokescreens and tack-dispensing systems to frustrate pursuers, or night-vision cameras and hidden external microphones to keep tabs on crowds. “Run-flat” tires that work even after a bad guy has shot them come standard on every car. The armoured car market is, thankfully, almost exclusively an export business, Daskal says.”

You can read the FULL article here (http://www.bwob.ca/profiles/the-booming-business-of-stopping-bullets/)

Radio interview with AM1010

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Last night, Phillip Daskal was interviewed by John Troy on AM1010 news talk, to speak about INKAS® Armored.

Listen to the interview below:

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