SOURCE: Texas Armoring Corporation

July 10, 2008 09:56 ET

Armored Cars: Texas Armoring Releases Bulletproof "Nigeria Package"

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Texas Armoring Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of armored vehicles and bulletproof cars, announced today a new product line of armored vehicles specifically manufactured to protect occupants traveling in the Niger Delta region. The newly offered "Nigeria Package" will be available starting Monday, July 14, 2008 on select models. According to Trent Kimball, President & CEO of Texas Armoring Corporation, the Nigeria Package will "offer superior bulletproof protection against AK-47 & M-16 threats" and will also include some James Bond type accessories such as electric shocking door handles, a smoke screen system, a road tack dispensing system, flashing strobe lights, a hidden siren/loudspeaker system, and a secure dead bolt door locking system. Kimball says that the "violence in Nigeria is deplorable [and that] Texas Armoring Corporation is ready to build custom bullet-resistant vehicles to protect businessmen, dignitaries, and other distinguished individuals throughout West Africa."

The Nigerian Package will include European Level B6+ armoring (boasting nearly two-inch-thick bulletproof glass) and will be available for a special price on the following models:

--  2008 Toyota Landcruiser
--  2008 Lexus LX570
--  2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
--  2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
--  2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
--  2008 Land Rover Range Rover
--  2008 HUMMER H2 & H3

With the recent increase in violence, kidnappings-for-ransom, and militant attacks on businesses, the need for civilian armored vehicles has never been greater in Nigeria. According to Kimball, "with the widening gap between the rich and poor throughout Africa, the level of violence has increased dramatically. Anyone with a moderate level of financial stability in Nigeria is potentially at risk for an attack. We've bulletproofed vehicles for numerous presidents and politicians in the past, but recently we've found that even general businesspeople are in need of armored protection. Our goal is to provide our clients with superior protection, while helping them maintain a low profile. It follows that each of our vehicles maintains the original factory finish as closely as possible, and that we only use extremely high-end materials in each vehicle we produce. Our focus is on hand-crafted quality, and you don't become the market leader by cutting corners."

Kimball went on to say that Texas Armoring has made efforts to reach out to large multinational corporations in Nigeria with good results, but that there is still a great need for protection in the corporate community in Nigeria and that Texas Armoring is prepared to meet demand.

About Texas Armoring Corporation

Texas Armoring Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier of armored passenger vehicles and bulletproof cars. The firm's origins date back to the 1970s when key staff members pioneered the bulletproofing industry through producing bulletproof cars for world leaders. For more information on armored vehicles and Texas Armoring Corporation, please visit or call 210.333.0211.

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