Company History | INKAS Armored Vehicles, Bulletproof Cars, Special Purpose Vehicles

Company History

Company history

Established in 2000, INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has been providing armored vehicles for banks, law enforcement agencies, corporate clients and individuals all over the world. Today INKAS® has grown into a leading international manufacturer of quality armored vehicles. Accommodating today’s diverse market, INKAS® now specializes in a wide range of custom security and transportation solutions for its clients, including armored transport vehicles, executive armored SUVs, armored cars, luxury sedans, armored limousine and special purpose vehicles.

Personal and corporate security concerns have always been a top property for governments and corporations worldwide. New surges in terrorism have raised these concerns to an unprecedented level. Many organization and private individuals are now forced to dedicate a significant portion of their resources to defeating actual and potential threats of crime and terrorism. Through an individual approach to the needs and requirements of each of its clients, INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing is able to relieve this strain by supplying armored cars that take safety and security to a higher level, while offering peace of mind.

Company timeline

INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing was established in Toronto, Canada

June 1, 2000

INKAS® Armored has been granted Canada’s National Safety Mark

June 4, 2010

INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing released LAPV APC

March 1, 2011

INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing acquired the second manufacturing facility in Toronto, Canada, with the production area 150,000 sqft, allowing to increase production to 40-50 vehicles per month

August 1, 2011

INKAS® Professional Vehicle Manufacturing was established specializing in executive coach, limousines and custom transport vehicles

November 1, 2013

INKAS® started offering replacement parts for armored vehicles

December 1, 2013

INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing launched Huron APC

May 1, 2014

INKAS® armored vehicle saved the life of Muhamadu Buhari, the current Nigerian President, and three his aids when they were attacked during the election campaign

July 1, 2014

INKAS® Armored won the Ontario Export Awards

November 1, 2014

INKAS® won the Leaders in Employment Awards

May 1, 2015

Launch of the INKAS® Sentry APC

June 1, 2015

INKAS® received the Business Excellence Award in The Global Reach category

November 10, 2015

Grand opening of new armored vehicle showroom in Toronto, Canada

December 10, 2015

INKAS® Group of Companies celebrates 20-year anniversary milestone

March 14, 2016

INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing launched Hudson APC

October 20, 2016

By year end, INKAS® has been honored with several awards including the 2016 Emery Entrepreneurship Award, the Ontario Export Awards, the Ontario Business Achievement Awards and has been recognized as a Marketer of the year.

December 31, 2016

INKAS® receives Best International Award presented by ACCE

March 25, 2017

INKAS® establishes partnership with Kore Design Studio to offer exclusive carbon fiber products

July 31, 2017

INKAS® releases civilian-grade vehicle INKAS® Sentry “Civilian Edition”

March 6, 2018

INKAS® launches Multi-Purpose Vehicle Sentry MPV

May 31, 2018

INKAS® offers armored trucks specifically designed for cannabis transportation

June 12, 2018

INKAS® releases a bulletproof luxurious Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG listed at $1.2 million

August 3, 2018

The company announces the annual scholarship and mentorship program the INKAS® “Rising Star”

August 29, 2018

INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing launches Superior APC

October 12, 2018

In November 2018 INKAS® is recognized with the Ontario Business Achievement Awards and the Ontario Export Awards

November 15, 2018

INKAS® establishes INKAS® Design to provide vehicle styling services

January 8, 2019

INKAS® announces Right-Hand Drive Sentry APC

April 26, 2019

INKAS® releases the world’s first bulletproof Bentley Bentayga SUV

September 4, 2019

INKAS® wins two Stevie® Awards in 2019 International Business Awards®

September 24, 2019

INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing named One of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Growth 500

October 25, 2019

INKAS® is recognized as the Export Leader of the Year by the Toronto Region Board of Trade

November 7, 2019

Margarita Simkin, Co-Founder and Chairwoman of INKAS®, wins Gold in Stevie Awards for Women in Business

November 20, 2019

INKAS® named “Innovation Business of the Year”.

February 3, 2020

INKAS® opens a new manufacturing plant in Toronto.

March 15, 2020

Margarita Simkin, Co-Founder and Chairwoman of INKAS®, wins Inspirational Leader of the Year at the SME Awards

May 9, 2022

INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing is recognized as Export of the Year by SME National Business Awards

May 9, 2022

INKAS® Aerospace & Defense wins two awards in 2022 ASTORS American Security Today Awards (Best Vehicle Mounted Security Systems and Best Emergency Vehicle Solution)

November 19, 2022

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