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Friday, September 14, 2012

APV Tech Centre congratulates IGC Dorel on their award winning child seat

By Andrew Baldacchino

IGC DOREL is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of Nursery and Child Safety products in Australia. Their brands have been built on innovation and design, and have been providing trusted solutions for Australian families for more than three decades.

One of IGC Dorel’s product portfolios specialises on Car Seats and this year at the inaugural Australian Mother & Baby Awards, IGC received an award in the “Car Seat of the Year” category.

The award winning car seat is the “MAXI-COSI Complete Air Forward-Facing Car Seat”.

The APV Tech Centre supports IGC award winning Child Seat development

All of the R&D testing was conducted here at the APV Tech Centre, utilising our NATA (ISO17025) accredited test laboratory, specialised test facility and experienced staff. As a result, IGC were able to work through the design and development of their product and deliver the MAXI-COSI that meets the requirements of the Australian Standard AS/1754 for Child Restraint Systems.

The team here at the Tech Centre extends our sincerest congratulations to IGC Dorel on this award and continued success in the future!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

APV Vehicle Solutions delivers its 400th Vehicle

APV Vehicle Solutions has proudly delivered its 400th vehicle fit-out to Unitywater in Queensland, after having commenced operations, under the name of Tradebodies Australia, in August 2009.

"Unitywater is the Water Distributor-Retailer servicing the Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast Regions in Queensland. We have been working towards a standard Tool of Trade body design. APV Vehicle Solutions is a local supplier providing quality utility bodies that are designed to safety and systematically store the tools and equipment our staff require to carry out their work." explains Stacey Renouf, Unity Water Manager, Communications and Marketing.

APV Vehicle Solutions celebrates a milestone of 400 vehicles fit-outs with the delivery of a tradebody for Unitywater

APV has progressively up scaled the Queensland manufacturing capabilities and under Chris Nagle's management the manufacturing operations are now consistently delivering a growing number of vehicles to the highest levels of quality each month.   Vehicles are configured locally to meet specific customer needs by Janelle Spark our Design Manager, and standard modular design elements have been supported by APV's product development team in Melbourne.

"I want to thank Unitywater for their support and I believe this is an important milestone for APV Vehicle Solutions to have achieved.  We have now delivered our 400th vehicle, but as importantly the business has now scaled its operations in Queensland to be responsive to our customer needs.  During September we will be delivering our first vehicle from our premises in Campbellfield, Victoria for Clarke Rubber, so it is an exciting time for the business as we manage this growth", says Harry Hickling, Managing Director of APV.


APV delivers first fit out for Clarke Rubber from Campbellfield, Victoria.