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We celebrated 80 years of Armaguard in 2018

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Evolution in action

Armaguard was established in 1938 to provide safe, secure cash transportation. Over the past 80 years, the Linfox Armaguard Group has evolved to become a complete end-to-end currency management and technology solutions provider.

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Peter Fox

Linfox Armaguard Group
Executive Chairman

A legacy to be proud of

From its humble beginnings, Armaguard has grown to represent security and safety, with our armoured vehicles a familiar sight across the region. When you think about transporting cash and valuables, you automatically think of Armaguard. Linfox acquired Armaguard from Mayne Nickless in 2003.

While most people see Armaguard and think of armoured trucks, guns and cash, it is so much more and I am proud that it is part of the Linfox Group. The way the world uses currency is changing, and Armaguard is changing too. Since 2003 the expertise of Armaguard has seen it expand across the region. We have invested in acquisitions and people, to create modern end-to-end currency management solutions for our customers. We will continue to invest in the research and technology that will evolve, not just the way we do business, but the way the industry does business.

The most important part of Armaguard has always been its people. We believe that no one should be injured at work, and our Workplace Health Safety and Environment (WHSE) commitment to protecting our people, eliminating harm and leading in safety, is seen through our ARMACARE program. Armaguard is a family business, we take pride in our people and we all live by our shared Linfox family values of loyalty, integrity, fairness and trust.

I’m proud that Armaguard is part of the Linfox Group, and I look forward to its bright future.

The beginning

Mayne Nickless, a transport and logistics company, was going from strength to strength in 1938, when the idea for an armoured car division was first conceived. A response to the murder of several people carrying cash on the streets of Melbourne, it was decided that specially armoured vehicles and armed guards were needed to provide the safe transport of cash and cheques for customers.

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Expanding the network

Mayne Nickless, a transport and logistics company, was going from strength to strength in 1938, when the idea for an armoured car division was first conceived. A response to the murder of several people carrying cash on the streets of Melbourne, it was decided that specially armoured vehicles and armed guards were needed to provide the safe transport of cash and cheques for customers.

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Armaguard Group and Armaguard Currency Management (ACM)

With the acquisition of Chubb assets in 2009, Armaguard established a presence across New Zealand through ACM. This allowed the Linfox Armaguard Group to provide complete service coverage across Australia and New Zealand for cash and banking services. Today, ACM offers complete end-to-end currency and ATM transport and management solutions for any business, from the biggest banks to individually owned and operated stores and venues.

Investment in innovation and technology

Integrated technology solutions

The acquisition of Integrated Technology Services Pty Ltd (ITS Australia) and Integrated Technology Solutions Pty Ltd (ITS NZ) in 2005 provided the opportunity to build the organisation’s maintenance and equipment deployment arm across Australia and New Zealand. ITS specialises in hardware and related technology including ATMs, cash recycling, smart safes and more, and offers complete software solutions across a multitude of vendors and platforms, as well as end to-end management and maintenance services.

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Annette Carey appointed CEO of Armaguard Group

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