about

Australian Performance Vehicles Pty Ltd (APV) was established in 2004 and is a wholly owned Australian Company that is a global supplier of products and services, with local representatives in North America, Europe and New Zealand.

Our core mission is to provide industrial testing services, seat belts and harnesses across the Automotive, Defence, Mining, Industrial, Infrastructure and Government market places.

The company derives approximately $15 million in turnover with exports to North America, Europe and New Zealand. The company employs over 50 personnel in Australia, USA and NZ. APV is a global supplier of safety and performance critical products and turn-key vehicle solutions for tradesperson and industrial requirements.

The Company has the following wholly owned subsidiary companies:

The APV Tech Centre is a NATA Accredited industrial testing and services provider that specialises in: Crash and Safety Testing, Environmental and Product Life Cycle Testing, Mechanical and Dynamic Impact Testing and High Speed photography and imaging. ETS is the only accredited test laboratory in Australia for Airbag, Seatbelt & Child Restraints, and FIA accredited for competition safety harnesses and seats. The APV Tech Centre has a growing role in Defence and Industrial product development and testing programs. The Tech Centre has a strong capability in Aftermarket product compliance testing, along with traditional services for supporting Seat and Seat Belt development and system level testing.

Safety Products is a global supplier of Seat Belts, Harnesses, Snatch Straps, Tow Straps, and related products. SP is a market leading supplier of safety restraint and seat belt systems for Coach, Defence, Industrial, Fork Lift, Motor-Sport sectors and the Automotive Aftermarkets. SP is also a significant supplier to the North American safety restraint and military vehicle sectors.

APV has a diversified customer base across Mining, Defence, Automotive, Utilities, Government and Industrial market places.  We have dedicated business development and customer service managers in the U.S.A., NZ and Australia servicing the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and New Zealand markets.

The business has a strong R&D function that is centralised within APV Engineering and Testing Services with several patents for our products. Our business strategy is to develop, manufacture, and supply "APV" branded product and we have registered trade marks in Australia, America, Europe and New Zealand.