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Safety first: MAN Latin America accesses market segment for armored trucks

MAN Latin America is to supply Brazilian-based Grupo Protege with 427 chassis for armored trucks, replacing a substantial part of the customer’s 935-strong fleet. In doing so, MAN will be accessing another market segment in South America. “Once again, we have succeeded in securing a key contract from a customer traditionally supplied by a competitor in the past,” said Roberto Cortes, President of MAN Latin America.

The chassis are largely based on the new VW 8.150E CE model and were specially designed by working together with the customer. Armored trucks have to fulfill particularly high standards, which primarily include the driver’s safety as well as both the robustness and reliability of the vehicles. Together with Grupo Protege’s other vehicles, the MAN trucks will clock around 2.5 million kilometers every month in transporting the valuables of banks and commercial enterprises. The contract also covers servicing of the vehicles over the next five years.

Grupo Protege offers a wide range of private security services. It has more than 16,000 employees in 14 Brazilian states.