INNOVATION - INTEGRITY - INCOMPARABILITY
Specialised & Emergency Vehicles Australia (SEVA) currently manufactures solutions for a number of industry sectors, including medical emergency, infrastructure, resources, military and transportation vehicles. SEVA specialises in front-line emergency vehicles, mine-compliant emergency vehicles, three-door Land Crusier Troop Carrier Ambulances, and light commercial vehicles for both private and government departments. SEVA works closely with leading industry partners all around Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
We genuinely believe that our people make the difference and ensure a quality product is ultimately delivered to our customers. Our team provide the very best in design and technology but more importantly they put a lot of care and thought into their plans and really understand the inner workings of our customers’ businesses.
What do our customers like about us? Our fresh approach to design, “can do” attitude and the fact we take the time to really get a handle on the inner workings of their business or organisation. Our team has shown significant skill and expertise designing and building sophisticated and smartly designed units, most recently service utilities and trucks for Queensland Rail. In order to get a better understanding of what is required, our team spent time with the operational staff and fleet team of QR before putting together a new specification. The final result was a standardised vehicle fleet with modern safety technology, user convenience and a layout that supports QR staff to provide the best possible support to rail infrastructure. Having our engineers and end users working together on the design was the key to its success.
MEET OUR TEAM
We are a uniquely diverse team of experienced problem solvers. We really pride ourselves on a challenging attitude, backed with a strong vision. That vision is centered around developing the way your fleet will access the world and supported with modern management skills into a well-rounded and structured business that offers fresh ideas to the market.
Stephen Harper, our Engineering Manager, has a long history of success in a variety of technical and managerial roles. Drawing on a mix of sound industry understanding and out of the box thinking, Stephen is able to find innovative and efficient solutions to solving the diverse challenges posed by our customers. Having managed a reputable business in the UK for many years, Stephen sort fresh challenges here in QLD. The last 8 years have seen Stephen focus his efforts on the specialist vehicle industry, helping to drive the growth of SEVA and gaining the confidence of our customers.
Business Development Manager
David works closely with SEVA’s customers making sure every vehicle conversion is personalised to each customer's needs. David has had over 30 years experience in the body building industry and brings valuable knowledge with him to SEVA.
In David's down time he enjoys spending time with his family, boating & camping.. David said he's not too good at fishing though so best to pack lunch!
Stores & Logistics Officer
Operating closely with Amanda, Melinda works tirelessly to keep our stores running efficiently. Mel has a proven track record in logistics which combined with her “can do” attitude makes her an valuable member of the team.
Outside of work, Mel is keen runner and enjoys regular holidays in South East Asia.
Production & Quality Manager
Brings 20+ years of industry experience, an almost obsessive eye for detail and quality and a friendly laid back management style. Ryan’s confident and approachable, no nonsense work attitude has helped us to continuously grow our business by forming a close knit team, driven to meet our customers’ needs. Outside of work Ryan splits his time between his young family and enjoying the open road on two wheels.
Purchasing & Procurement Officer
Laurie is SEVA’s primary contact for our service and parts customers when vehicles need to be repaired, modifications carried out, products updated and items supplied. With 16 years’ experience in heavy and light vehicle service and parts operations national and internationally, Laurie has a broad skillset to coordinate your vehicles repair from an operational concern to fully functioning with minimum downtime.
In his time away from work Laurie is a collector of old motorbikes and cars. Laurie is also well travelled and experienced, having lived and travelled all over the world, hitchhiking, cycling, motorbiking and creating general havoc. These days he is happy to be grounded locally and a proud father to a young family.
Andrew was born with a wrench in his hand and was always destined for our industry. Over the last 14 years, Andrew has gained a broad range of hands on experience, firstly as a light vehicle mechanic, then motor body builder and auto-electrical technician, picking up a range of trade certifications along the way. More recently Andrew has had the opportunity to develop his leadership skills by filling the position of Technical Coordinator within our busy workshop.
In Andrew’s free time he loves to travel the worlds cheese factories with his family, and on a lazy day he likes to relax on the couch and watch the Super Cars.
Ellie has an enviable track record. Prior to becoming a cornerstone of our team she was a key manager for a national removal’s firm, whilst owning and operating a photography business. Since joining the SEVA team, Ellie’s organisational and communication skills have had a hugely positive impact on the operation of the business, giving the management team everything required for strategic and tactical decision making. At home, Ellie has a menagerie of pets and could be politely described as a future crazy cat lady.
Quality Coordinator/Product Support Officer
Aleck has a diverse background, having worked in a variety of industries, both here and in South Africa. Aleck has a keen eye for detail and a patient thoroughness that guarantees each and every vehicle that leaves our workshop is as perfect as our customers expect.
When not at work Aleck can be found under the bonnet of his muscle car or tinkering with his next hot-rod project. It’s safe to say, Aleck knows his vehicles.