INKAS® is proud to accept the 2016 Emery Award for Entrepreneurship for significant contribution to the Canadian marketplace and in the creation of wealth and employment. INKAS® Group of Companies has grown to become a multifaceted business with prestigious customers in the global marketplace.
INKAS® Group of Companies will be the Title Event Sponsor of the 2016 Exceptional Abilities Gala held by Reena Foundation.
Reena Foundation is hosting the 2016 Exceptional Abilities Gala to honour Chief Mark Saunders, who has been appointed the 10th Chief of the Toronto Police Service on May 20, 2015. During his 32-plus year policing career, Chief Saunders has had extensive investigative experience in Professional Standards, Urban Street Gang Unit, Intelligence Services, Drug Squad, Community Safety Command, and the Emergency Task Force and served as the Unit Commander of the largest Homicide Squad in Canada. “INKAS® is privileged to be a part of this great event” – said David Khazanski, CEO, INKAS® Group of Companies. “We are honoured to support Reena Foundation as it provides a major contribution to our society”.
The 2016 Exceptional Abilities Gala will also feature a live performance by Paul Hoffert from Lighthouse. The event will take place on September 29th at the Fontana Primavera Event Center, Vaughan, ON, Canada.
INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing is honoured to announce that it has been named as a finalist of the Ontario Business Achievement Award (OBAA), Going Global category. The award recognizes excellence, innovation and leadership in Ontario’s export sector.
Focusing on the export strategies, in 2016 INKAS® developed new innovative products and opened new territories as well as strengthen its presence in the existing markets in order to bring more business to Ontario. While participating at the Ontario Business Mission to Israel led by Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, the company has signed a multi-million agreement to build armored vehicles. In the nearest future, together with its partners INKAS® aims to expand into CIS countries such as Ukraine and Azerbaijan. In September 2016, the company launches its new line of vehicles at the 2nd Azerbaijan International Defence Exhibition.
“We believe that export missions as well as participation in the exhibitions worldwide are great opportunities to leverage the strong economic and cultural ties between Ontario and other countries in order to develop new commercial partnerships that will lead to economic growth and job creation in Ontario,” said David Khazanski, CEO, INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing.
Hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), the OBAAs is a unique event that showcases some of the province’s most successful businesses and the positive impact they have had on Ontario’s economy. For 34 years, the OBAAs have acknowledged and celebrated Ontario’s best in business – awarding organizations that personifying integrity, hard work, innovation, entrepreneurship, and export excellence. This year’s gala will be held on November 29, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
INKAS® Professional Vehicle Manufacturing has officially announced the launch of a new line of Accessible Mobility Solution Vehicles to join its already-extensive roster of multi-purpose vehicles.
The new INKAS® Special Mobility Vehicle (SMV) will be introduced to the market within the next month. Constructed to meet the most stringent standards, the design and engineering of the SMV are specifically customized for people with special needs offering them a level of comfort and accessibility unparalleled in other vehicles. INKAS® has signed an agreement in order to customize and modify a batch of 85 units by extending the body without sacrificing the vehicles safety or reliability. The INKAS® SMV has been stretched to fit up to three wheelchair passengers offering them both spacious and comfortable transportation. The hand-crafted and quality upholstered interior includes hydraulic-powered hidden LED panels, modified ecoHVAC systems, improved air quality and purification systems and seat-integrated remote controls. INKAS® aims to deliver exceptional products and service by ensuring that any technological or functional request is taken into account when manufacturing its professional vehicles.
“The SMV is the world’s first accessible van designed and built specifically for wheelchair users. At INKAS®, we are proud to provide high-quality conversions to vehicles that simplify mobility challenges,” – said Leo Bodenstein, VP, INKAS® Professional Vehicle Manufacturing. “INKAS® master technicians are able to efficiently build out a world-class mobility vehicle in a very short time frame while maintaining a level of quality and craftsmanship, which supports our high position in the industry. We anticipate to enter the market and expand our strong presence by offering quality mobility vehicles with unique capabilities and competitive pricing”.
INKAS® aims to further grow its SMV line of products that is set to include Dodge ProMaster, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna vehicles. As an innovative technological feature, INKAS® skilled engineers have designed a subfloor ramp that facilitates easy and comfortable access to the van for any wheelchair passenger without assistance.
Security, safety, quality, performance – all words used to describe the guiding principle at INKAS® Professional Vehicle Manufacturing. The Accessible SMV meets all required standards for registration within The Ministry of transportation of Canada and The U.S. Department of Transportation.
INKAS® demonstrated the new generation of its Sentry APC to the global defense and security industry leaders at this year’s CANSEC show hosted by CADSI on May 25-26 at the EY Center in Ottawa, Canada. The new INKAS® Sentry has been upgraded and optimized for even better performance with riot control features including a powerful acoustic hailing and warning device as well as a durable body frame with a high ballistic protection level.
Apart from that, INKAS® introduced its special vehicle-mounted Gunfire Detection System that instantly detects the gunfire source location in case of attack. Developed by INKAS® , this unique system provides a complete 360-degree area of coverage.
As Canada’s largest defence and security show, CANSEC 2016 featured more than 350 Canada’s foremost defence companies showcasing their latest equipment, systems and innovations to a wide range of customers including government stakeholders from Canada and abroad. The event welcomed over 11,000 registrants and more than 60 foreign delegations.
There was a packed ballroom for FABTECH Canada’s opening day keynote address on March 22nd by Retired Maj.-Gen. David Fraser, COO of INKAS Armored Vehicles Mfg. Fraser shared his experiences to offer attendees advice on how they can more effectively manage their operations to grow their businesses.
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INKAS® Group of Companies is celebrating its anniversary as a leading provider of integrated security solutions. On Saturday, February 27th, more than 350 guests, including INKAS® employees, clients and partners, representatives of the financial sector, governments, embassies and diplomatic missions as well as industry leaders gathered to celebrate the company’s 20th milestone year. Extensively investing in research and development, INKAS® has built a reputation as an innovative security industry leader. Today it continues to pioneer new technologies and products to assure security for people, as well as for vehicles, financial transactions and buildings.
“While other companies in our industry have been closing down, we have remained strong throughout challenges. We have not ceased operations or reduced our workforce but have been expanding instead,” says David Khazanski, CEO, INKAS® Group of Companies. “We are particularly proud of our diligent and talented employees who have always been at the core of our success. Today we are here to pay a special tribute to them, as well as to our loyal clients and business partners for their trust and contribution to our strength, continued growth and development.”
The event took place in the lavishly decorated Riviera Parque Banquet Hall in Vaughan where the guests enjoyed a night of live music, acrobatic performances, sound and light shows, orchestral accompaniment and dancing. Throughout the night, six bands were playing live music of different genres and styles featuring tribute acts to various artists.
The Employee of the Year winners were announced during the night in recognition of their outstanding efforts. In addition, each division manager presented the 2015 performance results and plans for the year ahead. 2015 was a remarkable year of business expansion for the company. INKAS® established new manufacturing facilities in different regions as well as acquired several companies around the globe. Other impressive results include the grand opening of a new facility and showroom in Toronto; expansion of INKAS® Security services into the Ottawa region; a new line of models, including the first-ever armored 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 and ten new additions to INKAS® limousine line.
INKAS® has grown to over two hundred employees and several offices in Canada, Nigeria, Colombia, Ghana, Spain and Azerbaijan. The INKAS-built and armored vehicles have been successfully protecting and saving lives of officers and civilians all over the globe. Over the past years, the company has been actively developing its own technologies to attain higher efficiency.
Today INKAS® is steadily strengthening its position and gaining industry leadership through implementation of innovative production methods, technologies and practices.
At its 20-year anniversary celebration, INKAS® Group of Companies hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of its new facility in Toronto. A multinational team of professionals, commitment to the highest industry standards and exceptional quality and reliability have always distinguished the company. Today INKAS® happily celebrates two decades of excellence while opening the doors to a safer future for all of us.