Founded in 1958 by Rene Legeu as Ateliers Legueu Meaux (ALM) in one of the suburbs of Paris (Meaux), his son Paul moved the firm to a larger place in the sea-side town called St. Nazaire and renamed it as Ateliers de Construction Mecanique de I'Atlantique (ACMAT).
ACMAT made a range of trucks that were tried and tested in gruelling conditions and therefore was the preferred choice for the army, police and civil services segment. By 1965 ACMAT was getting larger orders from the French military and many of their trucks were also exported to several countries.
One particular model the VLRA was found to be so tough that the truck could travel non-stop for as long as 34 hours. Soon this model began to be made in several variants such as field ambulances, armoured carriers, military logistic carrier and also as fire tenders.
The firm was later sold to Renault Trucks.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||8 x 3 x 3.5|