We build custom light to medium vehicle bodies for all makes and models of vehicles and have engineered a fully integrated Roll Over Protection System Tray for the mining industry

Authorised Distributors of Shakanda Trays

Turnbull Toyota




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Shakanda Engineering have Designed, Engineered and Manufactured a fully integrated Roll Over Protection System Tray to suit Toyota Hilux Standard Cab & Dual Cab.

The System is built to Australian Standard AS2294.2-1997 and is currently in use within the mining industry all over Australia.

Key Features:

  • Manufactured from Australian Made Grade 350 Pipe
  • Structurally connects to the main chassis as well as existing mounts to maximise Roll Over Protection
  • Fully integrated complete electrical system which is “plug in, plug out” and includes all LED lighting, reverse beeper, flashing beacon and a fully independent wiring loom system.
  • Meets BMA National Mining Guidelines

We are also currently designing ROPS Trays to suit Toyota Landcruiser and Mitsubishi Triton range.




Latest News

XtraLyte® Range of Van Bodies

Using the latest composite technologies and unique and patented extrusion, together with best manufacturing practises, Shakanda designs deliver body systems that are lighter, stronger and more durable without the use of rivets, unnecessary framing and aluminium, thereby shedding precious weight and costs.

Shakanda body systems allow for higher payloads by delivering significantly lower tare weghts, result in speedy manufacturing times and ensure that your truck will have the best looking body system on the road today!

Go to our XtraLyte Van Bodies Showcase to see more!

Posted November 2014



The Art Spray Booth

We have just installed the first stage of a State of The Art Spray Booth which complies with all O H & S requirements.
We are now able to spray our trays on site which consequently improves quality control.

Posted January 2012



Six Wheeler Fans!

We are in the process of converting a Nissan Navara to a six wheel configuration with a lazy axle and full air bag rear suspension.
This vehicle will be equipped with a fifth wheel 3" ball tow hitch. We have been given full Nissan Nationwide Approval for this and future Projects in relation to the full range of Nissan Patrols and Nissan Navaras.

Posted January 2012

We can Remove, Repair or Modify, Repaint and Refit Vehicle Bodies.

Bodies are repaired, fully sandblasted, CT primed & two pack top coated.

Want to work for Shakanda Engineering?

Over the past years Shakanda Engineering’s policy of quality and value for money equipment has made us a highly successful business in a price orientated market.

If you would like to work in a business where pride of work and quality is of the essence then Shakanda Engineering currently welcomes applications to join our successful manufacturing team.

All candidates should display commitment to quality excellence, proven experience in engineering/manufacturing environment and RELIABILITY.

Shakanda Engineering employ for the following positions:

  • Boiler Maker
  • Body Making
  • Spray Painting
  • Refinishing
  • Mig Welding/Fabrication
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Vehicle Assembly
  • Sales
  • Office Administration

To apply for any of the above positions please send a cover letter and resume including contact details to:

Shakanda Engineering
Attention: Human Resources Manager
16-18 Sanders st
Korumburra Vic 3950
Or click here to contact us

History of Shakanda


Principal, Roger Bengtsson, began his engineering career at the highly-regarded vehicle body builders, Vawdrey Australia, during which time he won the coveted Gary Webb Memorial Award for excellence in Vehicle Body Making in 1980 from Batman Automotive College.

Roger later settled in South Gippsland and established his own business Shakanda Engineering in 1998.  Shakanda Engineering is a wholly-Australian owned business providing service, quality and innovation in many facets of customized vehicle modifications for specialist applications, as well as steel construction.

Shakanda’s humble beginnings were to service the local farming community with a high quality product that was not available elsewhere in the Gippsland region. In more recent years the business has grown from strength to strength, now also supplying large Government corporations, as well as large agricultural and industrial companies.

More recently Shakanda has moved into the design and fabrication of new products for specific industries that are not currently available elsewhere. Activities include:

  • Working with industry to design and develop innovative new processes
  • Developing market-ready machines and equipment
  • Conducting R&D for in-house projects and external clients
  • Creating a portfolio of protected intellectual property

Today the Shakanda name is synonymous with high quality and durability. These essentials are built into every one of its projects.

Shakanda’s philosophy is to never be involved in price or quality cutting, but to consistently improve the standard of design and quality within the Australian small to medium commercial vehicle market and industrial and commercial specialty equipment and projects.

Our mission is to consistently improve the standard of design and quality within the Australian small to medium commercial vehicle market and industrial and commercial specialty equipment and projects.


Shakanda Engineering is an Australian Owned, premier tray body building specialist in the manufacture of innovative & tailor made equipment to suit your every requirement in the commercial vehicle market.

Our range includes Steel Trays, Aluminium Trays, 3.5 - 10 tonne Fifth Wheel Tow Hitches, Supply and Fitting of Cranes, Tippers, Aluminium Ramps, Hydraulic or Manual Power Tailgates, Removable Body Modules and Load Restraint Equipment.

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