Point Blank Enterprises, a worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, announced today that it has successfully completed its acquisition of United Shield International Limited (USIL), a ballistic armor manufacturer located in Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Commenting on the USIL acquisition, Daniel Gaston, CEO of Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., stated, “The acquisition of USIL further strengthens our product and technology portfolio in personnel body armor protection, while adding new capabilities in the areas of manufacturing hard armor products, helmets, plates, shields, and EOD suits.  Our businesses have complementary assets and will offer advanced products to the military and law enforcement agencies of countries around the world which support global security.  We are delighted to bring United Shield International Limited into our organization and look forward to working with its team to leverage our joint portfolios and skillsets, while providing protection to those men and women protecting our streets and in combat around the world.”

Founded in 2005 United Shield International Limited is one of the leading manufacturers in the world of personal ballistic and fragmentation protection and fragmentation equipment, with design and manufacturing operations in Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom. United Shield's management team and staff have more than 80 years of collective specialist experience and expertise in designing and manufacturing ballistic helmets, body armor, ballistic shields, hard armor plates, EOD/IED protection equipment, mine clearance and demining equipment and a variety of other ballistic and fragmentation protection products.

The Company operates from a modern 12,000 square-foot facility in Andover, Hampshire, close to London, where it maintains the highest quality control standards, using state-of-the-art machinery and manufacturing techniques. USIL supplies ballistic and fragmentation protection equipment to many military units, as well as the police, emergency services, prison and security services, and export to more than eighty countries around the world. United Shield International is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company.

Michael Foreman, EVP of international business development for Point Blank, said, “We are very excited about this strategic acquisition of USIL and look forward to the growth it will bring for our company and the added protective solutions and diverse products for our customers.  It is our privilege to serve the military and law enforcement personnel around the world who are dedicated to making the world a safer place, and the advanced capabilities of USIL will enhance our ability to provide our customers with the highest performing products, while expediting development of next generation protective solutions for those around the world.”

 

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