Company Profile

Coronavirus (Covid-19) company update

With the current uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, I would like to reassure all our customers that VestGuard UK Ltd continue to be operational as part of the essential PPE supply chain.

We remain 100% committed to the safety and wellbeing of all our clients, customers, and our employees. All necessary precautions have been taken to ensure we are fully compliant with recent measures implemented by the Government at this uncertain, and challenging time.

We have reduced our staff numbers on site to lessen the risk of viral spread while ensuring continuity of service to our customers.

Administration, sales and back office team members are working from home, with a small number of the team working from the VestGuard facility to fulfil essential tasks that cannot be carried out remotely. These staff members have been segregated and issued with protective equipment to ensure their safety.

We will continue, as always, to provide excellent customer service and seamless delivery of essential PPE with as little disruption to our valued customers as humanly possible. Our aim, even at this time, will be to exceed our customers’ expectations and ensure the supply chain will continue as it did before.

We would like to thank you for all your continued support at this difficult time, and hope your family, friends and colleagues will continue to be safe and healthy.

 

VestGuard UK supplies the very best in British manufactured ballistic systems for personal and vehicle protection for use by civilian, corporate, government and military sectors. We are world-leading specialists in recommending solutions to our customers for their individual or tender requirements, providing professional advice and a comprehensive service to every enquiry we receive. Our strength lies in our dedication to produce the highest-quality equipment. This has been recognised through VestGuard UK being awarded International Business of the Year and the Counter Terror Award for innovation in Personal Protective Equipment. A great success for our company.

VestGuard has grown from strength to strength in the defence sector and today operates a team of highly efficient individuals with specialist knowledge in the industry. The VestGuard brand continues to expand and products continue to advance aesthetically, ergonomically and in their ballistic performance-to-weight capabilities.

Over the last 20 years VestGuard has been the leading body armour supplier to UK and international government, law enforcement and military agencies. By the time the Iraq and Afghan wars began, VestGuard was at the forefront of the body armour industry. Supporting many government and civilian contractors travelling to these countries, the company quickly caught the attention of a number of other clientele and the company’s products enveloped the market.

The company rose to the challenge when the contract to supply the entire Afghan National Army and Police Force was awarded to VestGuard UK. Beating 600 other companies, VestGuard supplied all 160,000 units to Afghanistan without any delays or problems in a contract worth over USD $100Million. This is the largest contract of its kind to be won by a British company.

Client Base

VestGuard has a base of over 8000 customers in 50 different countries worldwide. We provide every customer with the same level of quality and service whether purchasing one vest, or a thousand. For those who want and need body armour, VestGuard can offer a first class service.

  • Military Forces
  • Special Forces Teams
  • Government Councils
  • Law Enforcement
  • Media and Press Agencies
  • Maritime Security
  • Corporate and Security companies

Manufacturing Capabilities

VestGuard is a British manufacturer and supplier. We manufacture products for our clients needs. We have the ability to scale up our production to meet urgent operational deadlines and produce large volumes in a short space of time. Our main factory is based in the north of the UK, employing a highly skilled labour force to ensure continuous high quality products. 

Manufacturing Capabilities - up to 4000 units of body armour and hard armour plate kits per month 

Where we are unable to manufacture goods in-house, our audited supply chain comply with our ISO quality and ethical standards, and manufacture goods to our specifications and high quality finish. 

Professional Advice

Our team of trained staff have years of experience dealing with defence products and supplying to civilian, government and military clients all over the world. Our advice is clear and detailed and we will always assist with any enquiry, no matter how big or small the requirement. You can be assured the information and the products we supply are accurate and will provide the protection required for your personal safety.

Peace of Mind

VestGuard operates on an international level dealing with customers from all around the world including the United Nations, UK Government, NATO and the OSCE. Being a supplier to any of these establishments requires every efficiency, quality, and above all else; a product that is of the highest standard for protection. Here at VestGuard we put our name to each and every product we supply and fully back it through our many years in the profession. 

As part of our ongoing commitment, VestGuard holds the following documents

  • Ethical Policy
  • Corporate Mission Statement
  • Anti Bribery and Corruption Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Professional Indemnity 
  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Compliance 
  • ADS Membership

Ongoing Product Checks

As part of our service, VestGuard is in the unique position to offer assessment checks during the life of body armour and helmets. Whether the vest is ours or from another company, we are happy to provide an unbiased, professional opinion based on a set of detailed checks we undertake on the armour. For a small charge this service continues to ensure your armour is fit for purpose. In the same way that neglecting services on your car could be dangerous, neglecting services on your personal protection can be equally as fatal.  Speak to one of our team if you would like further information regarding this service.

Export License Applications

To meet some UK laws, we may be required to obtain a license in order to export some of our goods to our international customers. The service to obtain these licenses is provided free of charge. On some occasions it may be more suitable for the buyer to apply directly for a license, which we will advise on this prior to sale.

Recycling

To do our part to help the environment and also protect those who may be unaware of the dangers of second hand body armour, VestGuard offers all our customers the opportunity to return armour to be recycled. Under the agreement, armour returned is subjected to checks. Any suitable armour or covers which offer no bullet protection but remain able to protect against explosions are constructed into aprons and donated free of charge to non profiting demining missions, helping to protect lives. The remaining armour is broken down into raw component parts and supplied to a variety of industries to become a part of vehicle tyres, roads and reinforce other areas of key infrastructure. Our aim is to prevent armour from ending up on the second hand market and potentially causing death to the wearer. The fibres used naturally deteriorate over time and use, and years of use may leave the armour useless. This is indistinguishable to the normal user, thus presenting the danger. 

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