Over engineered but when it comes to saving lives, we do not compromise
Sarkar Defence UK wins Queen's Award for Enterprise
Scots firm recognised for stellar international growth since 2009
Glasgow, UK – April 2013
Sarkar Defence Solutions Ltd., manufacturer of ballistic body armour and tactical items, today announced it has won a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category – the UK's most prestigious award that recognises outstanding achievement in overseas sales.
Headquartered in Glasgow, Sarkar Defence is an international defence manufacturing company with operations in Europe and North America.
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious accolades for businesses in the UK. The International Trade category recognises companies that have demonstrated outstanding growth in overseas earnings and commercial success.
Over the past couple of years, Sarkar Defence has achieved a compound annual growth rate of 400%, driven by rapid increase in export sales to over 36 countries, covering Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North and South America.
Having started from a bedroom with one sewing machine Sarkar Defence now employs over 20 people in its Glasgow factory. Customers include US Army, Spanish Navy, UN, US Air Force, Italian Special Forces to name but a few.
"We are thrilled and honoured to have won a Queen's Award," said Sarkar Defence CEO, Sam Sarkar. "It recognises the hard work of every single person in this company in building relationships with our customers and suppliers all around the world and putting quality before everything else. Our success is based also on the versatility, simplicity and the overall effectiveness of our products."
Spanish Navy – Sarkar Ballistic Floatation Vests
Spanish Navy were looking for a lightweight modular solution for their Coastal Patrol personnel and Boarding Teams. Our BFV110 Ballistic Floatation Vest fitted the bill perfectly. Made with 1000D PU coated Cordura® with MOLLE, the cover has secure attachments for a lightweight life jacket.
The modular design makes vest is extremely versatile and can be used with or without a Life Jacket. The Ballistic panels are ultrasonicallysealed in NIJ 06 complaint covers. The vests were delivered with Sarkar Level IV ICW Ceramic Plates.
US Army – Demining Suits
Sarkar Defence delivers 40 full demining ensembles to US Army in Iraq. It was an emergency and the US Army needed the suits delivered within 3 weeks. We took on the challenge and worked 14 hour days to get all the items in Baghdad in time.
The suits were made with100% Nomex® Comfort fabric and included DuPont Kevlar® ballistic panels, ultrasonically sealed in PU coated and fire retardant covers. Delivered complete with demining helmets, visors and boots, our suits are now in service with US Army Deminers and IED search teams all over Iraq. We thank the US Army for putting their faith in us.
Kansas City Police Tactical Team
Kansas City Police Tactical Team are very pleased with their new Ballistic Shields. The tactical unit needed a lightweight design with enhanced protection. Sarkar's Level 3+ ballistic shields - (Dyneema® Composite) with protection from AK47 and SS109 projectiles were just right for the job. The shields featured a curved design, large viewing window and ambidextrous handling system.
The shields were covered with Fire Retardant and PU coated ultra-durable fabric ensuring they perform consistently in the harshest of conditions. We thank Tammy Shaw, Dorothy Pope and other members of the Mid America Regional Council (MARC) for their great help and support in making this order run smoothly. We look forward to being of service to MARC again very soon.
Sarkar awarded contract for Peruvian Army
Sarkar awarded contract for Peruvian Army. In trials, Sarkar Defence Helmets out-performed all the competition. The contract for 1,000 Advanced Combat Helmets was awarded to Sarkar in a formal signing ceremony in Lima. The helmets are expected to be delivered in lima in April 2011.
Sarkar Defence helmets pass FSP and RCC fragments
Sarkar Defence helmets pass FSP and RCC fragments. United Test Labs in Kansas successfully tested Sarkar Defence helmets for 2gr, 4gr, 16gr & 64 gr RCC and 17gr FSP fragments to MIL-STD-662F standard. Full test report available on request.
Tactical Ballistic Shin Guards for United Arab Emirates
Tactical Ballistic Shin Guards for United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi Special Police choose Sarkar ballistic Shin Guards after through testing. Our shin guards are made with DSM Dyneema® fabric with genuine 1000D Cordura® fire retardant and PU coated cover. The shin guards are highly flexible, hard wearing and ultra light.
Sarkar Defence supplies demining gear for European Commission UXO
Sarkar Defence supplies demining gear for European Commission UXO. Sarkar Defence supplied complete sets of specialist Demining Vest and visors ahead of schedule for a special EU mission. All items were accepted and currently in service with the demining teams.