Serco has seen growing demand for its custom designed events vehicles with the latest initiative being a mobile bank to be used as a back-up or disaster relief unit in emergencies.

The vehicle was ordered by a prominent bank for use in a neighbouring country.

The vehicle is part of an initiative to provide added support in the event of a disaster. Should a branch be impacted for any reason, the mobile unit will be sent and can take over the functions which it is fully equipped to do.

The mobile unit, built and designed according to the bank specifications in Serco’s Durban factory using state-of-the-art Protec steel panels, has capacity and facilities for two ATMs and bullet proof booths for three fully functional tellers.

The injected foam core panels with steel facings have been increased from the standard to ensure heightened safety and security.

Further features on the vehicle include CCTV cameras, ablution facilities, tanks for fresh and grey water, a kitchenette, air conditioning, a generator, and a fold out satellite dish on the roof.

“The mobile unit was built in a relatively short period of three months, considering the complex design work, and showcases our ability to design sophisticated vehicles and add custom features, equipment and finishes taking into account the client’s requirements and corporate image,” Serco Managing Director Clinton Holcroft said.