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Point Blank Enterprises acquires United Shield International

Point Blank Enterprises (PBE), a specialist in the production of soft body armour and related protective solutions, has successfully completed its acquisition of United Shield International Limited (USIL), a ballistic armour manufacturer located in Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Daniel Gaston, Chief Executive Officer of Point Blank says: “The acquisition of USIL further strengthens our product and technology portfolio in personal body armour protection, while adding new capabilities in the areas of manufacturing hard armour 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 organisation 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, in the United Kingdom. United Shield’s management team and staff have more than eighty years collective specialist experience and expertise of designing and manufacturing ballistic helmets, body armour, ballistic shields, hard armour plates, EOD/IED protection equipment, mine clearance and demining equipment and a variety of other ballistic and fragmentation protection products.
 
Michael Foreman, Executive Vice President of International Business Develop for PBE, says: “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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