Ballistic Body Armour (Pty) Ltd was established in 1986 to manufacture high-quality body armour, and manufactured the first bullet resistant vest in South Africa. This marked the first step in providing quality, durable body armour products.


Brief Company History

Ballistic Body Armour is based In Germiston, South Africa. From the very beginning, our policy has been to develop and test our own products. To achieve this, we have an in-house test laboratory, which today, is one of the most sophisticated test labs in the country (including v50 testing according to STANAG 2920). With over 35 years experience in Ballistics, our research and development is unparalleled in South Africa and we are one of the oldest body armour manufacturers in the world

Over fifteen years ago, we expanded into blast protection, EOD and IED products, marketed and distributed by its sister company, Holdfast Systems. The same philosophy applied, and we have access to an explosive test range to conduct our development work.

Quality Control and Assurance

Overriding our commitment to research and development is our determination to maintain the highest standards of quality and product performance. We are ISO 9001 registered, since 1999.

With an in-house ballistic test range, we have the unique ability to test all potential ballistic protection advancements thoroughly before it becomes available in the market.

We have the research and development (R&D) facilities to custom-design protection solutions to suit even the most unique operational requirements. We manufacture our own dependable gear to meet all local and internationally-recognised body armour protection standards, including the SABS and NIJ. We source quality materials from all over the world to ensure our customers have the best quality available. Our customers range from law enforcement and military organisations and are based throughout the world.

We are proud to continuously provide the best possible protection to the end user.