The OKA Legacy

2019

JAN – OKA All Terrain Vehicles becomes a registered Production Facility

2018

JUL – OKA All Terrain Vehicles commences the build of the last NT OKA

DEC – Managing Director of OKA All Terrain Vehicles Dean Robinson is interviewed by Business News ( Download PDF )

2017

MAR – A new company OZTERRAIN PTY LTD TRADING AS OKA ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES. OKA ATV purchases OKA outright from Reymer PTY LTD

2015

JUN – OKA Parts Australia Produces the first R Series OKA

2012

APR – Reymer Sells the Parts and IP for the first 2 models XT LT to an new company OKA Parts Holdings Trading As OKA Parts Australia

JUN – OKA/Reymer vacates Bibra Lake factory and loads the production materials and OKA remnants with plans to move it to Malaysia

2011

JAN – CEO Arthur Gold is interviewed by business news about the business ( Download PDF )

MAR – 1 Vehicle delivered

MAY – Production ceases on the NT at the Bibra Lake facility with the last one being delivered to Wilderness challenge
– KPMG produces the results of an audit producing allegations of misapropriation of funds are directed at the CFO and The CEO

JUN – CEO Arthur Gold and CFO Tom Kosserkas resign

AUG – OKA/Reymer Ceases trading and commences wind up of Perth operations.

2010

APR – 2 Vehicles delivered

MAY – 1 Vehicle delivered

JUN – 1 Vehicle delivered

JUL – 2 Vehicles delivered

DEC – 1 Vehicle delivered

2009

MAR – 1 Vehicle delivered

JUL – 1 Vehicle delivered

NOV – 1 Vehicle delivered

2008

MAY – 1 Vehicle delivered

2007

JUN – 2nd NT Euro 3

DEC – 1 Vehicle delivered

2006

AUG – OKA NT number 1 is delivered to Ruedi and Susi Schoensleben

2004

JAN – Work commences on the first NT

APR – Circa 2004 Vell Paari Acquires OKA through his company Reymer

NOV – CEO Arther Gold Is interviewed by Business news and states he has many vehicle orders from all over the world ( Download PDF )

2000
Design commences On the New Model NT with the new company Name World wide Technologies

1999

OCT – News Story Arthur Gold proposed name change World Wide Tec 21 Oct ( Download PDF )
MAR – News Story Share holder meeting circa late 1998 early 99 ( Download PDF )
FEB – Production since Aug 97 did not recover and only produce 16 vehicles during this period
JAN – “Number 432 Leaves the factory, The Last LT

1998

JUL – News Story Caterpillar deal 21 July ( Download PDF )

1997

AUG – OKA Production ceased again mainley due to financial and technical issues associated with Transfer case. Most staff where put off.

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1996

MAR – Production Ceased for 2 months after a record year of production building the LT. Nearly 120 Vehicles where built never to be matched to date.

APR – Bondshaw Holdings lends the company $3.5 Million to pay out it’s creditors and supply some working capital

MAY – Technical issues with the Rockwell Transfercase where investigated and an engineering solution was Implemented. The angle of the drive shaft was reduced by rotating the transfercase, in the mount with limited success. Oil Leaks and undue ware of internal components were lingering issues.

JUN – Production recommences however it is subdued due to a lack of confidence manifesting in patchy sales

AUG – News Story Mike Walker Aug 31 ( Download PDF )

OCT – News Story Steve Pyte October 26 ( Download PDF )

NOV – Hindistan Motors in India launched a project at Indore plant for manufacture of a Rural Transport vehicle in collaboration with Oka Motor Company

DEC – This Vehicle was designed to be a cheap form of public transport in India, and used OKA Design and engineering. Photo of R Selvendra from OKA signs agreement with Mahidras AS Narayanan ( Download PDF )

1995

JAN – Malaysian veh manufacturer Hicom Invests 10% in OKA With Australian gov assistance. ( Download PDF )

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FEB – The Last XT is Built achieving 250 vehicles

NOV – Financial issues start to affect OKA’s ability to trade

DEC – OKA Ceases Trading on the ASX

1994

FEB – First Export XT Left Hand Drive. Premier Richard Court visits the Factory. Okas where exported all over the world

NOV – Aplications for shares and options are closed set for a float on the Australian Stock exchange

DEC – 7 December 1994 OKA Motor Company LTD obtains listing on the Australian Stock excange

1993


JAN – The Team From Left to Right: Graham Brack, Selvandra, Graham John, Mike Henderson, Bob Fencote, Keith Webster, Frank Cizack, Vell Paari, Unknown, Paul Steading, Less James, P Hancock, Mike Walker

1992

JUN – Apr 1992 OKA Motor Company began full production

1991

MAR – The first Production Prototype is completed with prototype multicab module
 
NOV – OKA Moves to the production facility at Bibra Lake South of Perth
 
DEC – Testing is carried out on first XT

1989

FEB – Work Commences on the first Multicab Production Prototype
 
NOV – Bondshaw Holdings PTY LTD become a major investor.

1988

JUN – Extensive Testing begins on the Prototype, taking it all over the Australian Continent

1987

FEB – Work commences on a some what freeform design prototype

OCT – Bob Foote and Keith Webster were seconded to build a prototype OKA in a small shed in Welshpool

1985

MAY – The OKA Story started when several minning based executives agreed that there was a niche for a 2 tonne capable all terrain vehicle spanning several sectors of industry
AUG – Framont Holdings PTY LTD Was established
SEPT – Framont Holdings converted to a public company and change the name to OKA Motor Company LTD and is incorporated
OCT – Taking the concept to reality would be down to Mike Walker who carried the vision with some dedicated investors.

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