Global Armour acquires UK’s oldest brand of body armour


Global Armour is acquiring the trade and assets of Highmark Manufacturing Company Limited, the Northern Ireland based manufacturer of bullet and stab resistant body armour. A new company, Global Armour Highmark Limited, will acquire the assets, stock and intellectual property of Highmark Manufacturing Company Limited, as well as existing technical capability, factory operations and patents. The company’s customer base includes police and security forces in the UK and internationally.

Global Armour is a leading manufacturer of personal protection equipment for the Police and Military around the world, and has operations in Durban, South Africa and Westport, CT, USA. Its founders have over 20 years experience in specialist armour products. Its clients include South Africa Police Services, South African National Defence Force, South African Navy, United Nations, US Army, Irish Army, Thailand Navy, Chilean Armed Forces, Saudi Arabia Ministry of the Interior, Armed Forces of Malta and multiple Police Forces in the US.

Richard Garland, Chairman and CEO of Global Armour, and Chairman and Managing Director of Global Armour Highmark Limited said “We are very excited about this opportunity to create a truly global manufacturer of personal protection equipment. The combined entities of Global Armour and Global Armour Highmark Ltd will be able to offer an unparalleled range of ballistic and dual purpose body armour, ballistic helmets, armour plates, anti riot equipment and other specialist products.”

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

For further information, please call Richard Garland on +1203 226 1778 or Gary Hayes at Global Armour Highmark Ltd on +44 (0) 28 97533 699