Hino the CIT vehicle of choice
SBV, a leading cash solutions and services company in South Africa, recently took delivery of its 300th cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicle based on a Hino chassis cab.
This latest, third-generation unit, is based on a Hino 815 with fully automatic transmission. It was built by Ballistic Armour Technology (BAT). The formula has proved to be reliable, efficient and easy to operate.
For several years the armoured cash-in-transit vehicles have been delivered to SBV by the Unitrans Group’s Hino West Rand dealership. These vehicles are rated among the best in the world by Armscor and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
The high rating of these vehicles is in line with SBV’s strategy of remaining focused on developing a fleet of specialised vehicles that are reliable, convenient to operate and technologically advanced.
“We always strive for leadership in terms of the technologies in our vehicles, which are aimed at protecting the crew and the cargo,” says Fanie Pretorius, executive of logistics at SBV.
“Toyota and Hino vehicles make up most of our armoured fleet as we find there are significant benefits in standardisation, particularly since much of the armour can be recycled from one vehicle to another when the time comes for replacement,” adds Pretorius.
Ernie Trautmann, vice-president of Hino South Africa, explains that Hino’s vehicles form the bulk of the country’s CIT vehicle parc.
“We are also fortunate to have a dealer network that can provide excellent back up to customers, such as SBV, that have special requirements. Here I must congratulate Hino West Rand for its dedication in being our front line in looking after the important SBV fleet.
“Hino’s success in the provision of top quality cash-in-transit vehicles in South Africa is now having international benefits for the company in this specialised market, with Australia being the latest country where these vehicles are being promoted,” concludes Trautmann.