SOURCE: Koninklijke Ten Cate NV

March 01, 2010 02:09 ET

TenCate wins various US armor contracts amounting to US$ 25 million

ALMELO, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) -

TenCate Advanced Armor USA has won various vehicle and personal protection armor contracts amounting to approximately US$ 25 million, with a contract option that could result in additional sales of US$ 10 million.

These orders come from several American military vehicle OEM's, such as General Dynamics Land Systems and BAE Systems, and also include orders directly placed with TenCate by the United States Army. Due to a focused broadening of current product lines and the portfolio of customers, TenCate Advanced Armor USA now enjoys a more balanced and diversified business base than that seen in years past and the market group has positioned itself well for the future.

TenCate Advanced Armor USA is involved in a wide array of programs, each with unique ballistic protection systems, such as those for armored Humvee's, Stryker, FMTV and SAPI. This market group is also successful in supplying armor composite materials, such as the unidirectionally reinforced Aramid Shield product line.

The strength of TenCate Advanced Armor resides within the company's extensive portfolio of light weight ballistic protection systems, its wide understanding and application of material sciences and its design capabilities that support providing the Vehicle, Aircraft, Watercraft and Personal Protection markets with unique and dedicated survivability systems.

Royal Ten Cate
Almelo, The Netherlands, Monday 1 March 2010

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Royal Ten Cate
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TenCate Advanced Armor is a worldwide leading supplier of a wide range of products for protection. TenCate Advanced Armor develops and produces a portfolio of composite and ceramic materials and designs armor solutions for the protection of police, army, air force, navy and civilian service personnel, vehicles and vessels. TenCate Advanced Armor has plants in Europe and North-America.

Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is a multinational company which combines textile technology with related chemical processes and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics. Products of TenCate are sold worldwide. Systems and materials from TenCate come under four areas of application: safety & protection, space & aerospace, infrastructure & the environment, and sport & recreation. TenCate occupies leading positions in protective fabrics, composites for space and aerospace, antiballistics, geosynthetics and synthetic turf. TenCate is listed on the NYSE Euronext (AMX).


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