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Safariland Ballistics International Enters European Market with Concealable Body Armor

March 13, 2013

Safariland Ballistics International Enters European Market with Concealable Body Armor
Designing some of the thinnest, lightest and most flexible armor solutions

ONTARIO, California – The Safariland Group announced today the decision to launch a new brand of concealable body armor specifically designed for the international market – “Safariland Ballistics International” (SBI). With nearly 40 years of experience in manufacturing body armor for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, the SBI brand will deliver quality and performance-engineered body armor to countries throughout the European market.

“The Safariland Group is equipped with one of the most advanced testing laboratories in the world,” said Tim O’Brien, Category Director for the Safariland Ballistics International brand. “This allows our engineers to meet and exceed the stringent testing standards regulating the international body armor industry, while also enabling our team to design some of the thinnest, lightest and most flexible armor designs to ever hit the market.”

Safariland Ballistics International is one of twenty well-known and recognizable product brands within The Safariland Group and is focused on engineering armor solutions for the United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Italy and more.

The Safariland Group presented their first models of the SBI family of armor solutions at the 2013 IWA conference in Nuremberg, Germany. SBI plans to introduce its initial core offering of ballistic packages along with an extensive line of carriers ranging from ultra-concealable to response overts in the second quarter this year.

About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include ABA®, Second Chance®, Safariland®, Bianchi® and Break Free®. Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives, is inherent in the life-saving products it delivers. The Safariland Group has its headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. For more information about The Safariland Group and its brands, please visit

The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For further information, please contact:
Hope Bianchi Sjursen
Director, Marketing Services
The Safariland Group
Tel 1+909-923-9300 x31223

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