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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Foreign Affairs Magazine is optimistic about Australia's future and features APV.

The October 2018 edition of the Foreign Affairs magazine provides an optimistic view of Australia's future as we become increasing integrated into the globalised economy and supply chains. We are no longer an isolated island economy of sand, beaches and deserts - although living in Melbourne, I'm not sure that picture truly represents Australia anyway. On a GDP per capita basis we rank 5th in the world and international trade is our engine room for growth. More than ever we need to be Global in our thinking as an international trading nation and our businesses need to be integrated within Global Supply Chains. APV typifies this thinking with 50% of our revenue derived from exports and most of our customers are multinationals, so we have to think Globally in everything we do, but at the same time respect our traditional strengths and local capabilities.

APV is given a brief feature and is recognized as an Australian SME that has transformed itself to become internationally recognized and integrated within overseas supply chains - This is great recognition for us and demonstrates we are punching above our weight. It is somewhat surprising to me, how Foreign Affairs found us, but clearly it means our Brand has a strong presence and reputation (Noting my quote "you may not have heard about who APV is....").

Harry Hickling

Managing Director



                        FOREIGN AFFAIRS OCT 2018 EDITION.pdf

P.S. This edition has a focus on the debate about Nuclear Weapons. At APV we are passionate about your safety so this makes for interesting reading.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

APV TVH Announcement


APV TVH Announcement

I am pleased to announce that in support of our Material Handling Market, that the TVH Group, the world’s largest supplier of parts for the Material Handling, Industrial and Agricultural Markets, is now an official distributor for APV seat belts into these markets across Australia and New Zealand.

This builds on our current relationship of providing specialist products, such as the Springbelt Restraint System via TVH internationally to over 170 countries.

Springbelt is used extensively across these markets, including Qantas for Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and terminal transport vehicles to ensure OH&S compliancy and seat belt usage.


TVH distribute parts through five locations in Australia and two in New Zealand.

Yours Sincerely

Harry Hickling - (Managing Director)

To obtain more information about TVH and their release of the APV product range see the following TVH announcement:  

Dear customer,

We are happy to announce that TVH Australia has been appointed as an official National Distributor of APV Safety Products.

APV is the leading manufacturer of aftermarket seat belts in Australia. Their belts are fully certified to international standards and are suitable for a wide variety of off-highway equipment such as forklifts, tractors and construction equipment to name a few.

And we will bring their products to you! The 60/90 angle,multi angle, ALR and Springbelt belt kits are all part of the range and immediately deliverable from stock.