SVI opens Cape Town office


SVI Engineering has opened its second national office, in Cape Town, in response to the growth in the local armoured vehicle industry plus the need to support its current client base in the Western Cape.

“The office gives interested parties the opportunity to discuss their armouring needs in person while being able to touch and feel the special materials used in the armouring process. The office offers sales, rental and maintenance support by a dedicated team comprising of engineers and a business development manager. The office is situated at Killarney Junction, c/o Blaauwberg and Postdam Road,” SVI said.

For over a year, SVI has partnered with AccidentGuru to repair SVI armoured vehicles in the Western Cape – damaged and attacked armoured vehicles are repaired on a weekly basis. SVI said it was then a natural progression to grow this partnership to include an SVI sales and support office on site.

AccidentGuru personnel received training at the SVI facility outside Pretoria to instal Stopgun V2.0 kits. This training was put to the test with the very first B6 armoured Toyota Hilux Double Cab built in Cape Town. SVI has now approved AccidentGuru as installer of the Stopgun kits on Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux models.

The Stopgun V2.0 semi-discreet armouring solution is designed for commercial bakkies and protects against B6 threats (assault rifles including AK47 and R1). It replaces the widely used double-door system with integrated door armour including flat armoured glass fitted in window frames with the option of gunports.

A first for this armouring segment is a fully functional curtain airbag (when standard on the bakkie) to compliment the other standard safety systems of the vehicle. A single kit takes around four weeks to prepare and installation time is only three weeks.