About SCD Remanufactrured Vehicles
SCD Remanufactured Vehicles is the first and only company to obtain full-volume manufacturer approval from the Australian Government for the new: Ram 1500 DT and Ram 2500/3500 DJ.
SCD has grown from a small two-man import operation to a 100+ team of highly qualified experts ranging from engineers to accountants. Our manufacturing facility is based in Brendale, Queensland.
Our goal is to reboot the local vehicle manufacturing industry and create new jobs for Australians. Each vehicle generates 200 hours of Aussie labour.
2011 - The Beginning
Steve Davison imported a Ford Mustang GT500, had it converted and sold it. Steve realised there is business to be made here and the idea of SCD American Vehicles was born.
2012 - A Partnership and Three Camaros
Steve partnered with a good friend, Eddie Kocwa. Together they imported, converted and sold three Camaros within the year. This partnership formed the basis of SCD American Vehicles.
2012 - First Shop
Quickly realising the potential of their service, Steve and Eddie leased their first shop at Gympie Road, Chermside. They took a risk on a 10 month lease and quickly modified the back of the offices to become a makeshift workshop to convert cars in-house.
2014, January - Needed more room
SCD needed more space! The company moved into 1856 Sandgate Road Virginia, a 700m2 tin shed, on a month by month lease. This shed offered more room work on Camaros as well as Rams. Grew to 7 staff members.
2014, September - Steering Transfer™ Method
SCD redefined the conversion industry and developed Steering Transfer™ Method.
2014, November - Engineer on Board
SCD employed KJ, a full time federal engineer who handles all compliance and engineering standards for SCD to this day. Grew to 8 staff members.
2015, July - Steering Transfer™ Method Approved By Government
Government audited the SCD's Steering Transfer™ Method and approved it for passenger vehicles.
2016, August - A Challenger Approaches
The company started importing and remanufacturing Dodge Challengers. Grew to 12 staff members.
2017, January - Nissan Titan Conversions
Next task! The company introduced the Nissan Titan XD for the Australian market.
2017, July - American Vehicle Servicing & Accessories
Introduced American vehicle servicing and accessories with a dedicated sales staff. SCD now employed 15 staff members.
2017, July - Expansion!
The company acquired 1860 Sandgate Road, a 2500m2 shop and the start of a proper conversion facility.
2017, August - Growth & Bank Backing
Bank backing for trade funding due to impeccable history - sales became much easier for customers and the company. CFO was employed. The company commenced exporting to to Hong Kong, PNG, Malaysia and Indonesia.
2018, August - New Facility in Brendale.
The company purchased a new facility (40 Kremzow Road, Brendale). Customised shop fit out to be exactly as needed. Now employing 19 staff members.
2018, November - Paint & Panel Shop Purchased
Purchased Stewart’s Smash Repairs and rebranded as Autokraft. Now at 26 staff members.
2019, April - Bigger Is Better!
Acquired more space at 36 Kremzow Road (nicknamed "K2"), a dedicated shop to manufacture RHD dashboards. Now at 30+ staff members employed and growing.