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Interview Unraveling the Aksum group and its mission

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Dubai-based entrepreneur and industrialist, Ulugbekhon Maksumov has dominated the entire gulf region for the better part of ten years with his Inkas Vehicles company, producing armored vehicles for the military and high-end users.

In 2019 Ulugbekhon Maksumov expanded his scope by adding manufacturing armored and special purpose boats to his portfolio and decided to go with a new personal brand “AKSUM” adding the word “MARINE” to define the sector it serves. Later on, he took a decision to expand his brand AKSUM to cover the defence industry on land as well. And as far as in UAE he already has Inkas Vehicles brand developed with loyal regional customers, he focused on a new region, homeland, Uzbekistan for an easier route to post-soviet countries and European markets.

Now Ulugbekhon with his strategic thinking plans to open a branch of Aksum Marine on the territory of Uzbekistan as well. Therefore, Aksum Group of Companies was born, which consists of Aksum Marine and VPK Aksum.

While Aksum Marine operates in the UAE only for now, VPK Aksum has already started its operation in Uzbekistan.

VPK Aksum is focused on being a worldwide producer of top-of-the-line armored vehicles. The primary objective of the company is to help in saving lives around the globe by offering ultimate transport protection to individuals and companies alike. Part of its brief is to provide comprehensive assistance: not limited to acquiring a required vehicle directly from local dealerships, design, production and manufacturing an armored piece of art, but extended to providing full support with logistics internationally, for smooth and timely deliveries.

Aksum Marine on the other hand was conceptualized by Ulugbekhon Maksumov to provide Safety, Durability and Stability in the manufacturing of armored and special purpose boats.

“Customers who have tested and have unshakable trust in the quality of products that are being produced under Ulugbekhon’s watch, would rather seek maritime solutions from him. With the right partnership for naval engineering, he founded Aksum Marine Industries LLC in Umm Al Quwain, UAE,” says the company’s representative.

Full Articles Here Aksum VPK set to do in Uzbekistan what Inkas does in Dubai

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International businessman and founder of Inkas Vehicle LLC, Ulugbekhon Maksumov has decided to do in his home country, Uzbekistan what he has very much excelled at in his adopted country of United Arab Emirates. That is producing armored vehicles both for security and luxury. And for almost a decade Inkas has been synonymous with quality, cutting-edge technology and sheer luxury delivered with impeccable craftsmanship.

But instead of bringing Inkas to Uzbekistan, the company is remodelled under a new name known as Aksum VPK. Aksum VPK in substance is pretty much an old wine in a new bottle, but a very big bottle going by what sources have revealed about the company.

Confirming the model for Aksum VPK, the spokesperson for the company says, “Aksum VPK is similar in operation to Inkas. It is like Inkas reborn with a new name and located in Uzbekistan. The only difference is that Aksum VPK is much bigger with bigger factory but the activity is absolutely the same. The facility is said to be 300,000sq.ft with production capacity of 100 military vehicles per month.

If both Inkas and Aksum VPK share the same soul in the person of Maksumov, one should expect that the same ideals would be the driving force behind both companies.

“At Inkas, we believe that safety is in a perpetual state of evolution. We live in a world of change and seemingly invincible threats. In order to move forward we must constantly innovate and direct all our efforts towards a better world, leading by example. Safety is a basic human right, and one that fuels our passion. We invest all our resources into keeping that human right alive. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to explore the unexplored, research the unthinkable, probe deeper and find new ways to prevent disaster. Herein lies our mission – a better world in which we share that sense of security. Safety,” Maksumov had preached in his mission statement at Inkas, it is therefore worth noting if the rules of the game would remain the same

The brain and muscle behind Aksum VPK says he is in the business of saving lives to guarantee peace of mind in safety and security, it is thus pertinent to listen to him and see how events unfold. But if his antecedents at Inkas is anything worth its salt, Aksum VPK is indeed another force building momentum to ruffle the defence industry in Europe.

According to the company’s spokesperson, VPK is an abbreviation in Russian language, meaning military industrial company. When fully translated into English, hence the tagline within logo design Military Industrial Company.

Aksum VPK is a member of Aksum Group of Companies which include Aksum Marine Industries LLC operating in the marine and naval armored engineering industry in Umm Al Quwain, UAE.

Full Articles Here Ulugbekhon Maksumov honoured in homeland

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International businessman and entrepreneur, Ulugbekhon Maksumov popularly known as the Chief Executive Officer of a Dubai-based armored vehicles manufacturing company, Inkas Vehicles LLC has been honoured in his home country of Uzbekistan.

The serial entrepreneur was awarded a commemorative medal from the Uzbekistan government on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic, by the decree of the President.

The ceremony was held in the Consulate General of Uzbekistan in Dubai by the Consul General of Republic of Uzbekistan in Dubai, Alisher Salomov who presented the medal himself to Ulugbekhon Maksumov.

The commemorative badge, titled “O’zbekiston Respublikasi Mustaqilligining 30 yilligi” (30th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan), is said to be presented to people of uncommon achievements who have not only contributed immensely to the national development of the Republic but has also kept the flag flying outside the country in pomp and pride.

Maksumov started his career in Uzbekistan in an automotive industry where his passion for innovation and service was nurtured before he moved to Dubai in 2006 where he has largely excelled in the armored vehicles industry. Since 2008 he has become well-known in the market place for armored vehicles throughout GCC, Africa and Eastern Europe as a leader of Inkas Vehicles LLC.

His company serves governmental and non-governmental institutions, non-profit organizations as well as individual clients throughout the world.

Currently, Maksumov has launched production of a new line of military armored vehicles in Uzbekistan with the aim to overtake the CIS markets. VPK Aksum has already delivered first orders to undisclosed governments.

With millions of followers on his personal Instagram page, he is perceived as an inspirational role model for and by younger generation from his home country and beyond. Little wonder he has been singled out among many for honour by his homeland.

Baltimore Post Examiner: Why Inkas Vehicles LLC from UAE has postponed operation in Nigeria

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United Arab Emirates-based armored vehicle company, Inkas Vehicle LLC which had earlier planned to spread its tentacles to Nigeria with a view to connecting the West African market has explained through its representatives why they have suspended the planned launch in Nigeria in 2020.

According to the spokesperson, the company was ready to launch the factory and start operation in 2020 but the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic altered the plan and put everything pretty much on hold. The company said they didn’t fail in their bid to make good their promise but had to adapt to the prevailing situation which affected business and social lives globally.

The company further asserted that Nigeria, indeed Africa is on their agenda and would soon be unveiling their next plans in that regard but nonetheless admitted that it is subject to how the business world responds to the pandemic.

“Inkas Vehicles has been hit by the given situation as well. Mr.Ulugbekhon has chosen the way to keep promises to the clients as with pandemic threats are still there and to take good care of his team members by arranging for them a safe environment to live and work,” the spokesperson says.

“Nigeria holds one of the largest African markets in the world and thus still is of top priority to us,” the spokesperson adds.

The Inkas Group DMCC was established as a small trading firm in 2008 a few years after Ulugbekhon Maksumov relocated to UAE. It soon expanded to Inkas Vehicles LLC in 2012 to enlarge the scope of operation.

The firm is a manufacturing body for producing high tech vehicles majorly, and now a multi-million-dollar conglomerate with many of its operations in UAE, Middle East, Europe and undergoing expansion in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

Inkas Vehicle LLC is majorly known for producing military vehicles and high tech cars majorly for high profiled personalities, government NGOs and so on.

The Inkas Vehicle LLC dominates the armored manufacturing market in UAE and holds a strong position within the competitor circle.

The Inkas Group DMCC has moved from being a trading company to being the largest manufacturing industrial factory in Dubai.

Jerusalem Post : INKAS UAE ups the ante with HORNET series

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The International Defense Exhibition and Conference which is held biennially in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is all about advanced technology and new innovations in military hardware and vehicles. The 2021 is no exception as top players in the defense industry across the world came to show off their latest technologies, but home-grown car armorer, UAE-based Inkas Vehicles LLC, stood its ground by showcasing its best-selling models of TITAN APC family as well as the new range of APCs named HORNET to stand out at the exhibition.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Ulugbekhon Maksumov, new TITAN-GT was initially a custom-built version of TITAN-DS, engineered to meet requirements of a specific client. But then it was upgraded and made available to the public, taking into cognizance excellence and perfection coupled with comfort. Now TITAN-GT is hit model utilized as a universal anti-aircraft cannon platform.

“Besides, we have noticed a huge demand for smaller APCs, which we have transformed into HORNET and HORNET-S editions. Due to their size and light weight, CEN B6 armoring level and advanced mobility, both INKAS HORNET models can be leveraged in conditions and environments that are not suitable for tanks and other heavy weapon machinery,” Ulugbekhon said.


Adding, “The unique selling point of those models is in complete OEM re-equipment facilitating its high performance and advanced heavy-duty possibilities after total reinforcement and upgrade of crucial features. HORNET is the perfect edition where every single detail has been taken into consideration to make the experience worthy, performance advanced, crew members safe and mission accomplished”
Some of the features of HORNET APCs include high quality multi-layer bulletproof glass, 360-degree CCTV camera system linked to main DVR with recording, reinforced door hinges and other critical structure points, heavy duty steel rims, rear door opening and closing with manual dead-locks on all of the doors, independent additional air conditioning system and custom designed and manufactured by INKAS UAE system for quick exit.

The armored vehicle manufacturer, which opened office in Dubai in 2012, started out with the notion of producing the kind of heavy metal monsters that even the drivers of the most fearsome 4x4s and pickups would find intimidating.

At IDEX 2019, INKAS UAE promoted an array of domestic and military wares at the Abu Dhabi defense show, showcasing the Titan-DS and three other models.

The common denominator that runs through all of Inkas Vehicles’ products was extreme protection, which, unsurprisingly, is a popular concept at IDEX.

Alongside the military vehicles, the company provided armored cars for VIPs which, at first glance, may resemble standard road-going vehicles, but have a little more than that going for them.
The company says it can customize any vehicle to meet set standards and requirements and each model bears a “Made in UAE” badge emblazoned under a domestic flag.

IDEX is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region. It is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and is organized by the Capital Events in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces.

Examiner: We are all about safety, security

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CEO, Ulugbekhon Maksumov, UAE-based armored vehicle company, has built a solid reputation not only as a premium luxury armoring vehicle company with a track record of excellence but also as a top player in the defense industry with international relevance.

Founded by Ulugbekhon Maksumov in 2012, Inkas Vehicles UAE has dominated the terrain in which it operates in the United Arab Emirates spreading its tentacles beyond the gulf region into other continents of the world including Europe. For Maksumov, Inkas is not a military outfit with offensive intentions but comfort and safety.

Of course, he is in the business of luxury on wheels, but with the DNA of safety inside. In other words, he aims to protect lives and property.

“At INKAS UAE, we believe that safety is in a perpetual state of evolution. We live in a world of change and seemingly invincible threats. In order to move forward we must constantly innovate and direct all our efforts towards a better world, leading by example. Safety is a basic human right, and one that fuels our passion. We invest all our resources into keeping that human right alive. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to explore the unexplored, research the unthinkable, probe deeper and find new ways to prevent disaster. Herein lies our mission – a better world in which we share that sense of security… Safety“.

“With the right people, the right resources, the right structure and the right goals we can right more wrongs. With forward-thinking solutions, ground-breaking strategies and leading-edge innovations, we aspire to protect the world. Safety is a human right. On behalf of INKAS, I promise to keep this human right intact,” says the Chief Executive Officer on the company’s official website.

Through the combination of individual approach to the needs and desires of each client and guaranteeing the peace of mind in safety and security, Inkas Vehicles has grown its international presence to become the worldwide leader in the supply and service of armored vehicles

On their objective, the CEO stated emphatically, “To continue satisfying the needs of our clients in the face of ever-changing and evolving threats to personal safety. This being achieved through best practices in technological innovation, design and quality management”.

New York Weekly: Ulugbekhon Maksumov speaks on Covid-19

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The Chief Executive Officer of Inkas Vehicle LLC based in the United Arab Emirates has said that the pandemic is the reason they have not launched their operation in Nigeria as they promised they would in 2020. Due to the scourge of the Coronavirus pandemic, the launch was put on hold.

“We were ready to launch the factory and start operation in 2019. But as you know the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s plans. But we were obliged to adapt to the current situation, adopt a new business model and postpone the grand opening,” said Ulugbekhon Maksumov through the company’s spokesperson.

Speaking further on the pandemic, the spokesperson adds, “The COVID-19 pandemic has divided the business behavior into before, during and after, and for sure Inkas Vehicles has been hit by the given situation as well. Mr. Ulugbekhon has chosen the way to keep promises to the clients as pandemic threats are still there and to take good care of his team members by arranging for them a safe environment to live and work in. We are not going to be talking about single charity cases in which he gets involved as a personality as he doesn’t really like to make it public. He does it for himself, not for acknowledgment.”

On the question of the vaccines given skepticism and criticisms that have greeted it with some of the population of the world expressing doubts about the real intent behind it, Mr. Ulugbekhon Maksumov opined that the issue is a personal one.

“I believe it’s a personal choice for everyone. We all have the right to believe in it or not, we have the right to choose which one of it to prefer over another, and we have the right to decide when we want to proceed with vaccination once we are sure of its safety. I just hope there will be no legal enforcement in getting the population vaccinated,” he said.

Inkas Vehicles LLC has become a world leader in the production of first-class armored vehicles that are certified in accordance with international standards.

The wide range of specialized products includes luxury armored SUVs, sedans, buses, armored personnel carriers, cash-in-transit vehicles, and a range of special purpose vehicles used by governments, military companies and individuals, VIPs, and international organizations

Born September 9, 1979, Ulugbekhon Maksumov, grew up in Margilan, Republic of Uzbekistan. Now he is a successful entrepreneur – CEO/Founder of a number of companies, including Inkas Vehicles LLC, well known for manufacturing armored vehicles in Dubai, UAE with a revenue of 300 million dollars yearly.

In 2018 it was recorded that Maksumov net-worth was “100 million dollars” and the brand Inkas is recognized across Middle East, Europe, and some parts of Africa like Ghana and Nigeria.

He started his journey as a supply chain manager in 2002/2003 at GM Korea before moving to Dubai where he achieved his dream and eventually broke into the UAE marketing chain, dominating the armored vehicle’s terrain.

American Daily Post: Ulugbekhon Maksumov speaks on INKAS UAE success at 2019 Dubai Motor Show

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It has been reported that Inkas Vehicle LLS, a UAE-based armored vehicle company, founded by Ulugbekhon Maksumov closed a deal worth USD 15 million at Dubai International Motor Show 2019 on day three, with other participating brands, also reporting buyers’ interest across the show floor.

Commenting on their remarkable sale at the show, Ulugbekhon Maksumov, CEO of Inkas Vehicles LLC, said: “We are overwhelmed with the interest that has been expressed in our wide range of armored commercial and tactical vehicles at our motor show stand. We’ve already had genuine interest from customers across the MENA and CIS regions and we are delighted to announce that on day three we closed a sale of over US$ 15 million.”

Speaking further, he added, “We have taken the decision to exhibit at Dubai International Motor Show as it occurs not many people are not aware what kind of technological industry development takes place within UAE. And we wanted to showcase that possibilities that UAE provides to support home-owned manufacturers are limitless. We have displayed both military and commercial armored vehicles to the local and international crowd to introduce the diversity of services INKAS UAE provides on an international defence arena.”

Inkas Vehicles LLC, set up a booth under the name “Armored Luxury” and it was the first company to make exhibition of what it had to offer. In response to the Middle Eastern needs of “making a luxury SUV into an armored car,” the armored SUV using various base cars was unveiled.

The Dubai International Motor Show is the largest international automotive event across the Middle East and North Africa.

The 2019 edition spanned across 85,000 square meters of exhibition space at the World Trade Centre.

Ever since its inception, it has been bringing global manufacturers, distributors, industry specialists and of course, thousands of passionate car aficionados together under one roof.

The biennial event once again saw the best of the best from the car world take center stage.

There were more than 150 major exhibitors from over 70 countries present with more than 550 vehicles on display under the lights.

During the five-day extravaganza, more than 105,000 visitors graced the show.