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History – Factory film SN Minerva

In 1954 the Minerva factory in Mortsel, close to Antwerp, was running at full capacity. With financial aid of the Belgian army, the company had invested in a brand new assembly line and the factory was one of the most modern assembly plants at that time in Belgium.

A short documentary was made on 16mm showing the construction process of the Belgian Minerva 4×4, build under license from Land Rover. A lot of items were made locally such as the chassis, bulkhead & bodywork. Land Rover supplied CKD (Knocked Down Kits) from Solihull that included engine, gearbox, axles and a lot of smaller parts.