A contract to build 480 special purpose vehicles for use in riot control situations in Africa has just been announced by STREIT Group.

This is the largest single order in STREIT’s 22-year history. It will involve building products to fulfil a range of riot control, site illumination and side and front barricade functions, and fitting them with various urban crowd control equipment.

The world’s leading privately owned manufacturer of armored vehicles is about to reach a major landmark in its development, as Chief Executive Guerman Goutorov explains:

“This is a very exciting time for STREIT Group. We are set to achieve treble-digit growth, both through new contract awards and through new commercial and armored personnel carrier lines that we will be demonstrating for the first time at Eurosatory in Paris.”

He continues: “The need for riot control and urban response units, both armored and unarmored, has grown significantly in the Middle East and Africa in the last few years. STREIT is ideally placed to meet this need, thanks to our manufacturing capacity, third-party technology alliances and R&D expertise.”

The 480 vehicles will enter service in early 2015, in North Africa, and will be built at STREIT’s impressive Ras Al Khaimah factory in the United Arab Emirates. Believed to be the largest armored vehicle manufacturing facility in existence, it is one of 12 production facilities worldwide with which STREIT meets customers’ growing demand for high production capacity.

Guerman Goutorov adds: “STREIT Group’s rapid growth is based on on high-quality, innovative, dynamic product development, coupled with value for money, high productivity and excellent customer service. Our primary aim is customer protection, whilst as a business our goal is to increase our revenue globally and to consolidate our leadership in the market.”

So far STREIT has shipped more than 17,000 vehicles to its clients worldwide, for use in some of the most dangerous environments on earth. Everyone who has been involved in an incident while travelling in a STREIT Group vehicle has lived to tell the story.