SEGMENT 1: World Armor Market Overview
We look at supply and demand and product sales by area of the world and ballistic levels, who is buying the vehicles and most popular units to armor.
SEGMENT 2: Suppliers - Issues and Opportunities
Glass and opaque suppliers noted, detailed and ranked: new technology on-stream and current issues/challenges. Also included is our section on Blast Defeat.
SEGMENT3: World Market Trends
Ranking and overview by handgun and rifle levels of highest armor sales markets with forecasts.
SEGMENT4: Manufacturers (OEMs) and Independents
Factory armor programs, outsourcing, product plans as revealed, and world rankings by volume by armor level.
BONUS SEGMENT: Our Concerns
Stanag requirements, industry & live fire standards, new materials and techniques, business case considerations for suppliers and armorers.
SUMMER OF 2008: Segment pricing is $695.00 including the conference call and Bonus Segment. Full survey pricing, with data from 2005 through current, is now reduced to $2495.
With purchase of full survey or any segment, we will include the Bonus Segment at no charge.
May 2008: The O’Gara’s re-enter the armoring business?
The former owners of O’Gara, Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring that sold to Armor Holdings Inc ( changed to Centigon and now sold to BAE Systems) are rumored to have purchased an armoring company in Mexico in pursuit of US Gov’t armor business. Nothing is confirmed to date: more later.
March 2008: Letter brothers purchase armoring division.
The Letter brothers, owners of Carat-Duchatelet International in Belgium, have purchased the commercial armoring division of BAE Systems, formerly known as Centigon. No plans or have been announced: management in place- Mr. C. H. Letter, C.E.O., will be joined by Mr. John F. Gregg, Chairman, Mr. Thomas M. Letter, President, and Mr. Gary Allen, Executive Vice-President Operations.
February 2008: WBA (Mexico) President announced GM deal.
WBA President Thomas Betman announced a deal with General Motors deVenezuela as the “factory”armorer for SUV’s”. Plans are to armor one vehicle line ‘in plant’: those vehicles will be delivered to their retail dealers with a full factory warranty on the vehicle and the armor. WBA has additional OE armoring business with VW, BWM and Toyota in various
January 08: Ballistic glass manufacturers feel sales pressure.
Ballistic glass manufacturers are feeling additional sales pressure due to the exchange rates vs. the falling US dollar. AGP, the world’s largest ballistic glass producer has reported increased sales and experienced impacted margins within heightened competition in South American markets.
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