ACS Armoured Car Systems is a company dedicated to providing the best vehicles on the market for safety and protection. Established in 2003, the company has developed a close partnership with Mercedes to achieve this goal. Bernhard Tomulla, a sales engineer at ACS Armoured Car Systems, recently discussed the company’s mission and history, as well as the materials and technologies used to manufacture their vehicles, in an interview with BodyArmorNews.com. He also outlined the measures taken to ensure the protection and safety of their clients.
The Partnership between ACS Armoured Car Systems and Mercedes
ACS Armoured Car Systems primarily specializes in manufacturing ballistic protection and emergency vehicles. They also offer system integration services. Every car produced by ACS is built on a Mercedes chassis, which serves as a robust and reliable foundation for their vehicles. This comprehensive approach allows ACS to provide their customers with an all-encompassing vehicle package, complete with all necessary components and systems. Overall, ACS Armoured Car Systems is dedicated to delivering top-tier vehicles and services that exceed their clients’ expectations.
Innovative Materials and Techniques
ACS Armoured Car Systems uses innovative materials and techniques to produce their vehicles. The Enok ab, an open tactical vehicle, is constructed by combining regular and ballistic steel through welding, resulting in a sturdy floor assembly. The superstructure of the vehicle is built with standardized rails, providing it with a high degree of modularity. The Endo Light, an enclosed vehicle, is made entirely of fully welded ballistic steel, resulting in a monocoque structure. The company has obtained exclusive permission to weld the armored steel from the German bund, a highly coveted authorization that cannot be purchased.
How ACS Armoured Car Systems Ensures the Protection of Their Clients
ACS Armoured Car Systems prioritizes the safety of their clients above all else. The company conducts rigorous testing and certification processes to ensure that their vehicles meet the highest standards of protection. If a customer requests a vehicle with a specific level of protection, ACS designs the protection system accordingly and takes the actual vehicle to a testing facility for evaluation. Currently, the company is in the midst of certifying their latest vehicle at a reputable ballistics’ authority. This process involves shooting at the actual vehicle to assess its strength and resilience, ensuring it meets the highest standards of protection and safety.
Blast Certification: Rigorous Testing for Maximum Protection
ACS Armoured Car Systems also does blast certification, which depends on the requirements of the customer. They follow a standard procedure, which includes three weeks of testing. The first week is for kinetic energy or ballistics shooting. The second week is for blast from the roof and floor, and the last week is for sight blast. Dummies are placed inside the vehicle during testing to simulate human occupants. The dummies have sensors to measure the force, impact, and damage caused by the blast.
Capacity Struggles: Meeting the Demand for High-Quality Armored Vehicles
The biggest obstacle faced by ACS Armoured Car Systems in production is capacity. The company’s books are full, and they’re ramping up production, which requires skilled workers. Finding qualified personnel has been difficult as ACS Armoured Car Systems’ vehicles are complex and require expertise to manufacture. Nonetheless, the company is committed to delivering exceptional quality products. They’re actively working to expand their workforce to meet the increasing demand for their vehicles.
Overall, ACS Armoured Car Systems is dedicated to delivering the best vehicles on the market for safety and protection. Their partnership with Mercedes, use of innovative materials and techniques, and commitment to rigorous testing and certification processes all contribute to their mission to exceed their clients’ expectations.