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About Us

A brief history of Advanced KFS Special Vehicles

Advanced KFS Special Vehicles was created in 2015 following a merger between Advanced Minibuses and KFS Special Vehicles; both companies manufacturing high-quality specialist vehicles that provide an excellent return on investment.

Advanced KFS have more than 30 years experience, manufacturing after-market, specialist vehicles for a variety of sectors, including:

Our vehicles are built on a wide range of major motor manufacturers’ base vehicles and supplied to many different industries, including; local authority, education, fleet and charity.

By combining our operations, Advanced KFS Special Vehicles are able to bring a wider selection of durable, high quality, customisable vehicles to market; ensuring our customers always have the right vehicles for the task in hand.

Sales Manager Traffic Management

Stephen Phillips

Sales Manager

AKFS Michael Sapsford

Michael Sapsford

Product Specialist - Landscaping & Plant Hire

AKFS Product Specialist for Car Transporters and Recovery Vehicles.

Simon Hill

Product Specialist - Car Transporters and Recovery Vehicles.


Sarah Dart

Group Sales Support

AKFS Accountant

Robert Middleton

Finance Manager

Chris Parkin - Quality Systems Manager

Chris Parkin

Quality Systems Manager

AKFS Vehicle Approval Engineer

Damian Lee

Purchasing & Approvals Coordinator

Dean Oram AKFS General Manager

Dean Oram

General Manager ( Andover)

Design engineer AKFS Dominic Samprays

Dominic Sampays

Design Engineer

Ian Knight Chairman AKFS

Ian Knight


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Beginning his career in the vehicle conversion industry in 1994, Ian has many years of experience in the field.

A time served Welder Fabricator, Ian’s wealth of knowledge & experience allows us to continually push the boundaries of what’s possible; creating innovative, high quality conversions.

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AKFS Andrew Hawkyard

Andrew Hawkyard

Managing Director

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Andrew has over 30 years of experience in the commercial vehicle sector starting his career at Iveco Ford Truck Ltd.
Having worked in a cross section of roles from Production to Sales, Andrew brings wide range of knowledge and understanding to the company.

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