March 24th, 2022. RMA Automotive announced that it has entered into a Framework Purchase Agreement with Mercedes-Benz AG. The Framework Purchase Agreement, enables RMAA to purchase new Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles as a Body Builder for the purpose of modification and resale. The commercial vehicles are the Sprinter, Vito, V-Class and Citan.
RMAA already has a body builder relationship with Mercedes-Benz and recently TPSV, RMAA’s specialist manufacturers of cash-in-transit vehicles using lightweight composite panels, completed a consignment of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cash-in-Transit vehicles for a long standing customer The new agreement builds on this body builder relationship by streamlining the purchase of new vehicles direct from the factory.
Roger Immel, General Manager TPSV Sales stated, “We are extremely pleased to have reached this point after a long and thorough evaluation process. Our own company values, enshrined in our high standards of workmanship, engineering and customer service, reflect those of Mercedes-Benz. We look forward to building on these shared principles and growing this relationship in the future.”
RMA Special Vehicles will offer all their specialist modifications for Emergency Response, Police & Security and Industrial Vehicles across the range of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles. “Mercedes-Benz build some of the best commercial vehicles in the world and this agreement lets us be even more competitive providing customers an even wider product offering. We have multiple customers requesting Mercedes-Benz vehicles and we will be tendering on many new exciting body builder projects with Mercedes-Benz,” said Seb Robertson, General Manager, Global Modification Sales for RMA Special Vehicles.
RMA Special Vehicles are produced at RMA Automotive’s manufacturing facilities in Thailand, Turkey, Dubai, South Africa and Australia. Vehicles are sold to customers globally with over 100,000 vehicles delivered.
About RMA Special Vehicles
RMA Special Vehicle Modifications are performed on a wide range of vehicles for a variety of different applications. Categories include Emergency Rescue (Ambulances, Medical Transport, Fire Rescue & Police), Security (Defense, Security, Cash-in-Transit), Industrial (Commercial & Mining), and RMA X (4X4 and Right-hand Drive Conversions, Off-road modifications and accessories).
RMA Special Vehicles are expertly engineered, from the ground up. Engineers develop the prototype with purpose-built parts, which is then extensively tested before it enters production.
RMA Special Vehicles are produced at RMA Automotive’s global manufacturing plants in Thailand, Turkey, Dubai, South Africa and Australia.
Specialists in the manufacture of Cash-in-Transit Vehicles, TPSV, a member of RMA Group, use patented ultra-light composite materials for paneling and ballistic grade armoring.
About RMA Automotive
RMA Automotive is a major global supplier of special modified vehicles, fleets, accessories, parts, after sales support and technician training. RMA Automotive has been producing Special Modified Vehicles for over 30 years, with over 100,000 vehicles delivered globally. RMA Automotive specialize in engineering, product development, fleet hub services, logistics and distribution, and vehicle storage for a range of customers with diverse needs, including governments, international aid organizations, and multinational companies who rely on the large-scale capacity and high quality standards.
RMA Automotive, is headquartered in Thailand, at its 90,000m2 Assembly & Distribution Center, in Laem Chabang Free Zone. Additional manufacturing facilities are located in Turkey, Dubai, South Africa and Australia.
About RMA Group
Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, RMA Group employs over 8,000 people and has an operational presence in 14 countries. RMA is the partner of choice for leading automotive, equipment, services and food brands in Southeast Asia and beyond. Operations consist of RMA Automotive special vehicle manufacturing, distribution, retail and fleet hub services; RMA heavy and agricultural equipment distribution, EFG food franchising and delivery services, engineering and financial services. RMA Automotive manufacturing plants are situated in Thailand, Myanmar, Turkey, Dubai, South Africa, and Australia. Ford Global Fleet Sales is the global export distributor for Ford with offices in the US and Dubai.