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The Armored Group, the US-based manufacturer of SWAT, Ballistics, personal protection and cash-in-transit vehicles has opened a new factory in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.
Robert Pazderka, president of The Armored Group, said: “With strong internal engineering capabilities and by using a manufacturing driven approach, we’ve concentrated on developing the highest level of manufacturing required to be the premier armoured vehicle builder.
“We provide the highest quality armoured vehicles available and set the standard for customization, reliability, and protection. The opening of our Dearborn Heights facility furthers our goal of providing the vehicles offering unequalled personal protection.”
TAG specializes in three categories of armored vehicles: armored personnel carriers, personal protection vehicles, and cash-in-transit vehicles.
The new Dearborn Heights, MI, plant is producing Armored SUV, SWAT, and cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicles. This new facility joins other TAG manufacturing locations in Toronto, Canada, and the Middle East. It’s providing over 50 new jobs for local residents. The facility is built on seven-acres of paved land, which may be used for future expansion. Some 18 miles west of Detroit, the new plant is geographically and strategically advantageous due to the OEM supply base and other suppliers in close proximity.
The Armored Group procured new laser cutting, brake press, welding, and machining equipment.
To ensure the working environment is maintained and verified to preserve processing, TAG has obtained ISO 9001 certification as well as VPAM certification on two vehicles that were tested at Beschussamt in Ulm, Germany, a ballistic and testing facility. Following the VPAM testing certifications, the vehicles were then tested for static rollover and demonstrated the capability to support over 13,000 pounds, without any roof deformation being observed, the firm says.
About The Armored Group
Clients include Brinks, Loomis, Dunbar Armored, KBR, Lockheed Martin, DynCorp, U.S. Army and Air Force, US and foreign governments and agencies such as the DOD, DOS and the United Nations.
For more information, visit these company websites: http://www.armoredcars.com/