GardaWorld Cash Services, North America’s leading cash management service provider, announced today that it has completed phase one of the deployment of its next-generation high-tech and high-security armored car fleet in North America developed in partnership with Roshel Smart Armored Vehicles, North America’s leading manufacturer of innovative cash-in-transit vehicles. 150 of the next-gen fleet of vehicles – manufactured in the U.S. and customized in Canada – were deployed in 2020, with an additional 180 vehicles expected to roll out by mid-2021 across North America.
“The safety and security of our dedicated team of cash services professionals, our clients and the general public is our top priority. We strive to create the safest, most advanced and innovative fleet in secured transportation. Roshel is the ideal partner to make this goal a reality. We are extremely proud to continue to make significant investments and to help innovate our industry,” said GardaWorld Cash Services CEO Stephane Gonthier.
Gonthier added, “Despite the impacts of COVID-19 on our clients and our industry, our ambitious plans to build the most secured transportation fleet of the future has not been delayed or sidetracked. We continue to move forward with our pre-pandemic commitments to continuously invest in our fleet to the benefit of our employees, clients and the general public because safety is our top priority.”
“New technologies are driving innovations in all sectors, including the cash-in-transit industry. It is great to be at the cutting edge of these technologies with clients like GardaWorld who constantly strive to lead the industry by utilizing and deploying the safest and the smartest vehicles in world,” said Roman Shimonov, CEO, Roshel Smart Armored Vehicles. “With each new phase of deployment, we continue to build on the innovations of the previous fleet generation, to develop, in partnership with GardaWorld, a highly-customized vehicle with the highest safety standards and latest security and technology innovations,” Shimonov added.
The secured transportation fleet of the future
First introduced in 2019, this fleet of modified Ford Transit vehicles brings more flexibility to GardaWorld’s fleet. The vehicles are also based on the newest generation of gas engines with lower emission levels and more efficient fuel consumption.
The vehicles are loaded with safety features including anti-collision technology, OEM front and lateral airbags, governed speed limit, clearer view windshields that also meet recognized ballistic standards, and other sophisticated security and safety features directly connected to our North American Monitoring Center. The latest wave of vehicles also includes OEM collision and lane departure warning.
The vehicle is armored with high-grade materials and certified by independent laboratories. The vehicle complies with or exceeds North American regulations. The vehicle also is based on the newest generation of gas engines that is more efficient with lower emission levels.