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SHOT Show 2017: Safariland Strengthens International Footprint

Safariland expands platform with key acquisitions

The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced that it has completed the acquisitions of Pacific Safety Products (PSP), Aegis Engineering (Aegis), and LBA International (LBA). These acquisitions significantly expand Safariland’s international footprint along with enhanced design, manufacturing, and distribution capabilities in the body armour and tactical equipment markets.

We are very excited about these recent acquisitions, which will enable Safariland to expand further into Canada, Europe, the UK and Middle-Eastern countries,” Scott O’Brien, Safariland’s President, said. “By joining the Safariland Group family of brands, each of these newly acquired businesses will now have greater access to capital. In turn, these business will allow us to better serve existing and new customers with increased product diversification. Additionally, our customers will benefit from additional R&D capabilities to develop innovative, technologically advanced products. We look forward to working with these associates to strengthen our mission of ‘Together, We Save Lives’.”

PSP’s products include body armour, ballistic blankets, tactical clothing, and protective products against chemical and biological hazards. PSP is one of the largest body armour manufacturer in Canada, directly supplying the Canadian Department of National Defense, Canadian federal government agencies, and major Canadian law enforcement organizations. Safariland’s acquisition includes PSP’s US subsidiary, GH Armor Systems.

Aegis is a globally recognised British designer and manufacturer of personal protective apparel and equipment, including body armour, ballistic helmets, shields, blankets, and rifle plates. Aegis operates with cutting-edge technologies and brings a team of highly skilled and experienced associates, including a best-in-class technical design team, to Safariland.

Founded in 1976, and also headquartered in the UK, LBA is a leading global provider of protective equipment, including hard armour plates, and ballistic helmets to law enforcement officers, and like Aegis, benefits from a long track record of innovation through significant R&D investment.

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #1/2017, available at the show; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.

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