15 April 2007
15 April 2007
Diaphorm Technologies has acquired Pro Police Products, a distributor of helmets and accessories for police, paramilitary and correctional forces.
“We expect the merger to speed the development of lighter, more cost effective ballistic armour for police, corrections, paramilitary and military personnel,” says Bob Miller, Diaphorm president. Ballistic products will be marketed under the new brand name Max Pro-Police & Armor.
Prior to the merger, the companies teamed up to develop and market ballistic police helmets that are lighter than their closest competitor while offering equal protection. More than 2000 such ultralight helmets have been sold and are now in use by police forces throughout the US. They combine the lightweight Diaphorm shell with the Pro Police’s Comfort Fit suspension system. Diaphorm is also working on a variety of armour projects for OEMs and the US Army, and is producing lightweight CFR manifolds for high performance cars and equipment for hockey, golf and kayaking.
Pursuant to the merger, Randy Smith, former Pro Police president, becomes business development vice president of Diaphorm. “Pro Police has enjoyed significant market acceptance for its helmets and riot gear over the past 15 years,” said Mr Smith. “The vertical integration with Diaphorm’s lightweight composites capabilities will enable us to expand on that base. We intend to offer an even wider range of better personal armour solutions for all branches of police, security and military forces – very shortly. Stay tuned”
Existing operations in Utah will continue under the new banner Max Pro-Police and Armor. Manufacturing, product development and prototyping will continue at Diaphorm’s Salem, NH operations.