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22nd June 2012, New York

TenCate to supply lightweight armour to Daimler


TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected as supplier to Daimler AG for the ballistic protection of the Daimler Zetros protected transport trucks for the German Bundeswehr.

State of the art armour kits have been developed in close cooperation between Daimler and TenCate Advanced Armour and the order is thought to be a clear indication of the capability of TenCate Advanced Armour in providing high-end armour solutions to quality driven automotive customers. No financial details were disclosed.

“Extensive protection of truck drivers and passengers is a key specification of the customer. Elaborate design and testing work has been done by TenCate Advanced Armour to have the protective solution qualified for the Daimler Zetros truck. The work has resulted in a solution that fully satisfies the strict requirements on protection level and weight as well as a number of secondary properties,” TenCate said in a statement.

Steen Tanderup, Managing Director of TenCate Advanced Armour EMEA, said:

"We are proud to be selected as supplier by an important customer such as Daimler. This cooperation is the result of our strategic development towards supplying large automotive customers. It is also the result of our continuous improvement of our organization to be able to supply the automotive industry with customized armour solutions".

TenCate Advanced Armour is a global provider of customized, lightweight ballistic protection solutions for a wide range of vehicles, from light patrol vehicles to heavy transport vehicles and main battle tanks, as well as for naval vessels, aircraft and personnel.

The company is an experienced supplier of lightweight armour systems in new-build programs to OEMs and for retrofit applications in urgent operational requirements. TenCate says it has proven to be a both cost-effective and reliable partner in large-scale projects around the world.

In addition, the company develops and produces a portfolio of composite and ceramic materials and designs active armour solutions for the protection of police, army, air force, navy and civilian service personnel, vehicles and vessels. It has facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.

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