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Dr. Stefan Nell, Chris Giliomee and Andy Hodgson commenced doing business as LMT in March 1999, with the aim of providing a consulting service to the local defence industry. The three founding members spent on average each more than 15 years in the aerospace and military vehicle industries before starting LMT. After 13 years in business with clients in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America, China and Australia, 29% of the company’s shares were sold to Pamodzi Investment Holdings, a 100% Black owned company in 2011 and a further 51% to Denel in 2012. The founding shareholders retained 20% of the shares in the business.

LMT offers technologically mature protected mobility products to local and international clients in the defence and security industries. The full value chain is covered, from R&D, design, full scale production to after sales support and training. The product portfolio consists of armoured cabs and armoured containers to 4×4 armoured vehicles providing very high levels of ballistic, landmine and IED protection whilst still retaining exceptional on- and off-road mobility. Products currently in service are the LM5, LM8 and LM13 armoured vehicles, with the LM14 MRAP vehicle currently in development. Product Development consists of ‘best of its class’ design centre and a fully equipped prototype workshop to manufacture vehicles up to the PBL. Production capability includes full scale hull fabrication and complete vehicle assembly of up to 20 vehicles per month.


The Gecko 8×8 ATV Rapid Deployment Logistical Vehicle (RDLV) is used by the Parachute Regiment and Special Forces Brigade of the South African National Defence Force.


The LM5 was developed for missions, border patrol or convoy security with protection up to STANAG level III. The roof escape hatch can be outfitted with a 360° rotational turret.


The LM8 Special Operations Vehicle is fitted with a commercial soft skin based on the Ford F550.  This vehicle is certified to EN1063 and the customized fittings allow users to utilise the vehicle in a number of specialised rolls.


LMT developed the LM13 for mobility and protection.  This Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle is certified to EN1063, STANAG 4569 Ballistic Protection and STANAG 4569 Mine Protection.


The LM14 Armoured Personnel Carrier is certified with STANAG 4569 Landmine- and Ballistic Protection with various Turret options.

LM14 Ambulance

The LM14 Armoured Ambulance is designed as a Combat Medical Response vehicle with high protection and high mobility.


The LM16 is a high mobility, high protected armoured personnel carrier that can accommodate up to 11 people including driver, commander and gunner.


The Prisoner Transport Vehicle was developed to transport at least eight high risk or high profile prisoners between holding areas.

Protected Cabs

The Protected Cabs is certified to STANAG 4569 Ballistic Protection and STANAG 4569 Landmine Protection.


The APTC is a cost effective way of transporting personnel under high levels of protection.

Toyota Land Cruiser

The armoured Land Cruiser 200 is equipped with an Advance Engineered Suspension Upgrade package, floor blast protection and run-flat inserts.

Armoured Toyota Hilux

This Armoured Toyota Hilux is certified up to CEN B6 with upgraded suspension and brakes.  It is available in single or double cab configuration.

LMT has the capability to take a project from development of the product specification all the way to field support of the product:

  • Concept Design
  • Simulation
  • Detail Design
  • Prototyping
  • Testing/Validation

LMT production abilities include the following:

  • High Definition Plasma cutting
  • Welding processes
  • Sandblast and paint facilities
  • In-house Machine shop
  • Fitting and assembly including Electronics and Hydraulic workshops

LMT has the capability to provide and support the full Integrated Logistic Support process for any type of product system:

  • Warranty Management
  • Support System
  • Support Processes
  • Supply and Update of Logistic Support