April 10, 2006
Armor Holdings, Inc. Acquires Leading Forensics Optical Equipment Company
Jacksonville, FL -- Armor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AH), a leading manufacturer and distributor of security products and vehicle armor systems serving military, law-enforcement, homeland security and commercial markets, announced today the acquisition of 100% of the stock of Swiss-Photonics AG. Swiss-Photonics, through its trade name, Projectina, manufactures, markets and distributes highly specialized document examination equipment used in verifying document authenticity and detecting counterfeit currency and crime lab microscopes used to evaluate ballistics and bullet casings. Projectina also develops optical subsystems for leading electronic original equipment manufacturers. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland and founded in 1946, Projectina successfully serves the forensics, homeland security and crime scene markets, predominantly in Europe and Asia. Projectina generated revenue of approximately $9.2 million in 2005.
Robert R. Schiller, President of Armor Holdings, said, "Projectina has an outstanding reputation and strong distribution in the international forensics and crime scene markets. As a strategic tuck in to our law enforcement forensics business, we expect to increase Projectina’s U.S. market penetration, as well as to expand our distribution in Europe and Asia.”
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Armor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AH) is a diversified manufacturer of branded products for the military, law enforcement, and personnel safety markets. Additional information can be found at www.armorholdings.com.
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